Future proofed’ is a good way to describe the new generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. It’s much more than a load carrier, as the new range (which extends to 1,700 variants) is packed full of functionality and connectivity. Every feature is developed to ensure operators gain efficiencies and help reduce total cost of ownership. The ‘WiFi on-board’ sticker can also be applied.
A significant addition to the new range is the installation of the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) multimedia connectivity package as recently introduced on Mercedes’ latest passenger cars. Also featuring is the Mercedes PRO fleet management system. The introduction of a new 3.0 litre V6 190 hp diesel, together with upgrades to the 6-speed manual gearbox and the development of a new 9-speed automatic transmission, is also noteworthy, while front wheel drive is being offered for the first time. This new gearbox is primarily aimed at the e-commerce courier business and campervan markets.