New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Updates
Mercedes-Benz Vans is undergoing a transformation from a vehicle manufacturer into a provider of comprehensive transport and mobility solutions. The new Sprinter is the first model series to embody the adVANce philosophy and put the first solutions from this future initiative on the road. With state-of-the-art connectivity hardware and the Mercedes PRO connect services, the new Sprinter becomes part of the Internet of Things. Simpler fleet controlling and optimized communications between fleet manager and driver are among the innovations designed to make everyday work easier and more efficient. Read more below!
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Redesign and Technology Updates
Eight packages available ex factory with central fleet, vehicle, driver and location-based services will be introduced on the market launch of Mercedes PRO connect. These include Vehicle Supervision, Vehicle Operations, Fleet Communication, Maintenance and Repair Management and a digital Driver’s Logbook. The new services are used with the completely new MBUX multimedia system , which has an up to 10.25-inch HD display, touchscreen control and intuitive voice control. Ergonomically optimised and comfortable – these aspects turn the cab into a perfect workplace. The improvements include ergonomically shaped seats, keyless start and an improved air conditioning system. A variable stowage concept ensures that everything has its place.
The well-proven drive concept with rear and all-wheel drive is now supplemented with a new, entry-level front wheel drive system. For reasons inherent to the design, the payload of this version increases by 50 kilograms compared to the rear-wheel drive, and an 80 millimeter lower loading sill makes loading/unloading and access/egress considerably more convenient. The technical highlights of the new Sprinter include two newly developed transmissions for front-wheel drive – a 9-speed automatic torque converter transmission as a first in the large van segment and a likewise newly developed 6-speed manual transmission.
New Safety Features on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Once again, Mercedes-Benz Vans is fulfilling its role as an innovation driver in the introduction of modern safety technologies in the large van segment. The assistance and control systems available for the new Sprinter include e.g. a reversing camera showing its image in the rear-view mirror, a modern Parking package with a 360-degree all-round view, a rain sensor and an integrated Wet Wiper system. The washer fluid is passed through the wiper arms, sprayed directly ahead of the wiper blades and wiped away with no delay – for optimum visibility even during the wiping process.