Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Drinks Diesel With New 161-HP Engine Option
Mercedes-Benz Vans presents a 4-cylinder diesel Sprinter for the American market
Mercedes-Benz Vans is further expanding its wide range of products on the American market.
Atlanta. Mercedes-Benz Vans is pleased to announce the introduction of a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine for the Sprinter cargo van. This advanced powertrain produces 161 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission, offering customers another very compelling option to meet countless commercial and industrial needs as well as a wide range of transportation requirements.
The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Cargo diesel version will join the versatile Sprinter range on the American market, which includes the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbo diesel Cargo, Crew, Passenger and Cab Chassis, and the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder petrol Passenger, Crew and Cargo. The new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel utility van will arrive at dealerships in late 2020.
The 4-cylinder diesel utility van will be offered in a rear-wheel drive configuration with various wheelbase options, including the standard 144-inch wheelbase as well as a 170-inch wheelbase and a 170-inch raised roof. The 4-cylinder diesel variant offers additional benefits such as low fuel consumption, low emissions, high torque and high elasticity at low revs. The addition of the 4-cylinder diesel utility van completes the already complete range of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
Generous standard features of the 4-cylinder diesel van include Mercedes PRO connect digital fleet solutions, representing a new connectivity and telematics solution for Mercedes-Benz, keyless start, brake lock function, load capacities with two USB-C sockets in the dashboard, a trailer hitch preparation set, an electronic stability program adapted to the load, all-season tires, an adjustable steering wheel with standard gearshift paddles and a floor of metal chest. These features ensure that each van is equipped with the advanced technology, safety and reliability expected from Mercedes-Benz vans.
Since its market launch in 1995, the Sprinter continues to set the benchmark for commercial vans with superior levels of service, safety and total cost of ownership (TCO). With the new generation of this iconic van, Mercedes-Benz highlights its pioneering role, stimulating innovation with the introduction of modern safety technologies in the large van segment. To further emphasize this, the new Sprinter is equipped with a range of optional safety and assistance systems which, until recently, were exclusively reserved for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. Among them, the Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Brake Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist radar-based systems. In addition, the optional parking package with 360-degree camera contributes significantly to reducing driver stress.
With advanced safety and driver assistance functions comparable to those of the Mercedes-Benz passenger car range, Mercedes PRO connect, the innovative Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system (MBUX), a convincing design and a multitude of options available, including the rear wheel or four – Wheel drive variants, the versatile Sprinter offers a variety of transportation solutions to meet the wide and ever-growing range of needs of Mercedes-Benz Vans customers.
Mercedes-Benz Vans 4-Cyl Diesel Models & MSRP
Cargo Van wheelbase 144 ”$ 38,770
Cargo Van wheelbase 170 ”44 100 $
Cargo Van 170 EXT wheelbase $ 45,950
* The above price excludes delivery and destination charges of $ 1,495.
Highlights of standard features
Mercedes PRO connect standard “Optimized Assistance” service bundle with 36 months of free autonomy. “Efficient fleet management” and “Data interfaces for vans” with monitoring period
Charging capacities with 2 USB-C sockets in the dashboard
Passenger vans include rear USB-C charging capabilities
Trailer hitch preparation pack
Electronic stability program adaptable to load
Adjustable steering wheel (angle) with standard gearshift paddles
Wheelbases up to 170 “with overhang available for EXT 170” wheelbase for even more cargo space
Load compartment volume up to 533 cu. Ft.
Loading width of approximately 61 ”
Metal trunk floor
Front, side thorax-pelvis and window airbags
Highlights of optional features
Electric front seats
High performance air conditioning
Electric sliding door and step
Robust and washable panels on the walls of the load compartment
MasterUpfitter solutions propose that the loading compartment be individualized with shelving systems, a workbench or wooden floors for heavy loads.
Optional light plastic floor
Electric heated and swiveling luxury seats
Reinforced seat bases with three-point seat belt
Heated exterior mirrors, electrically adjustable and folding
Anti-theft alarm system
Automatic climate control
Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX): a brand new multimedia system with innovative technology based on artificial intelligence and an intuitive operating system. MBUX technology opens the way to a new level of experience in the car. MBUX can be controlled by voice control, touch screen, touchpad and touch control buttons on the steering wheel. The system has learning capabilities and intelligent voice control with natural language understanding and a verbal signal from “Hey Mercedes” or “Hey Sprinter” for Freightliner models.
DISTRANCE REGULATOR DISTRONIC® PLUS is capable of tracking a vehicle ahead at a preset distance at a wide range of speeds and relieves the driver’s stress on long journeys and when tracking vehicles.
BLIND SPOT ASSIST Now new with the rear transverse traffic alert (RCTA), recognizes vehicles in the blind spot using two short-range radar sensors located in the rear bumper. The detection zone extends from the B-pillar approximately 11 feet on each side of the vehicle and 9 feet behind the rear end.
ACTIVE LANE KEEPING ASSIST is capable of detecting an involuntary departure from a lane, of warning the driver and of helping to bring the vehicle back into its lane thanks to the unilateral actuation of the brakes.
PARK ASSIST: Uses twelve radar sensors installed on the front and rear bumpers. When the car is in reverse, Park Assist displays a 360-degree pictogram of the car and the parking lot, offering helpful steering tips.
TRAFFIC SIGNALING ASSISTANCE: draws attention to speed limits, non-entry and no-overtaking restrictions
CROSS WIND ASSISTANCE: Detects strong crosswinds and helps the driver stay on course. At speeds above 50 mph, it corrects the trajectory of the vehicle by means of an automatic braking intervention on the wheels on the side of the vehicle facing the wind.
ATTENTION ASSIST: gives the driver visual and audible warnings if he detects typical signs of drowsiness or inattention, and urges the driver to take a break. Steering wheel movements are recorded and used to create an individual driver profile.
The active braking assistant with transverse circulation function constantly checks the safety distance from the vehicle just ahead, warns the driver optically and acoustically of potential collisions and brakes the vehicle autonomously until it comes to a complete stop if necessary.
Car-to-X communication: one of the new Mercedes PRO connect services. Receive a warning in your new Sprinter with Car-to-X communication in the event of heavy rain, fog, icy roads or accidents. Based on the automatically collected data of all vehicles using this technology, drivers receive notifications when other drivers encounter a dangerous condition.
Internet in the car The driver and passengers can use the multimedia system’s Wi-Fi hotspot to easily connect online with mobile devices. Internet service in the car requires a Mercedes PRO account, in addition a contract must be concluded with a third-party mobile network operator.
Touch control buttons: touch controls on the steering wheel for control of the instrument cluster and infotainment system, similar to a smartphone interface, that respond to vertical and horizontal swipe movements.
Starting MSRP $ 38,770
Width without mirrors (without mirrors) 92/80
Height Min 96 max 111
Wheelbase 144 ”/ 170” / 170 ”EXT
Max. Payload (lbs) 6636
Max, GVWR (lb) 9050 – 12125 lb
Towing capacity 5000/7500
Utility volume (ft3) Max 533
4-cylinder engine, 2.0 L turbo diesel
Drive Config. Rear wheel drive
Performance 161 hp / 266 lb-ft
Transmission 7-speed automatic transmission
Maximum speed (mph) 90 mph