The year 2006 doesn’t seem like it was all that long back till you begin thinking about it: George W. Bush was still in the White House. Blu-Ray discs hit the marketplace. Pixar’s very first Cars movie premiered. It’s been a long twelve years given that we last saw an all-new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, however the 2018 (2019 for us here in the U.S.) third-generation Sprinter is here, looking likewise good-looking from the outdoors and packed with new tech and forward thinking that belie its familiar appearance.
With an eye toward future development in urban centers, online retail, and CEP (carrier, express, and parcel) services, the brand-new Sprinter is less a brand new vehicle than it is a platform for Mercedes-Benz to place itself as a leader in industrial fleet logistics support and technologies. The Sprinter’s dashboard and controls are upgraded to bring it in line with current-generation Mercedes vehicles, with the new van being second model to get the company’s excellent MBUX multimedia system. That means a 10.25-inch touchscreen at the same time managed from the guiding wheel or through voice activation. The setup also consists of USB-C outlets, and iPad-quick graphics.
The cockpit has actually been enhanced to serve exactly what Mercedes sees as its role as a work environment instead of merely a motorist’s seat. Security technologies that previously had been appearing only in Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs will be available on the new Sprinter. Active brake help, lane keeping help, and an optional parking bundle with a 360-degree camera are options, with crosswind help and speed-sensitive electric power guiding standard.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Design
Mercedes-Benz has actually created the Sprinter to be part of the “Internet of Things” (we can’t stand the term either). To that end, the third-generation Sprinter’s excellent leap forward is its usage of the Mercedes PRO connect system. PRO links fleet supervisors to all their vehicles, enabling them to reassign motorists on the fly and keep track of whatever from location (now accurate to just 10 feet) to sustain levels to upkeep schedules in real-time. Extra bundles will be readily available to customize PRO to specific fleet requirements: digital logbooks, fleet interaction services, and more.
After a 2013 refresh, the cosmetics of the 2018 Sprinter remain fairly undamaged. The new van is much better searching in the face, however somewhat more confidential, too; it’ll be tough to inform a third-generation Sprinter from a second-generation at a glimpse. Between optional lengths, tonnage requirements, heights, physique (passenger, panel van, pickup, chassis), and powertrains, Mercedes-Benz declares there are over 1,700 various setups of the third-generation Sprinter. A front-wheel drive choice is brand-new to the European market, which will have the ability to carry an extra 110 pounds, and help with future setup of the electrical drive system of the eVito (the electric Metris van not readily available in the US). A second bonus of the front-wheel drive Sprinter is that it allows a small lower flooring, increasing overall storage and making filling and dumping much easier– no little thing if you’re making 100-150 stops a day.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Engine
Mercedes-Benz has verified that due to demand, the United States will get an optional gasoline engine. It’s safe to presume that the 3.0-liter diesel V6 will stay a choice also. Europe will see the 2.1-liter 4-cylinder and 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engines, with the electrical variant arriving next year. A 9-speed automated transmission will be coming to North America, with the 7G-Tronic Plus and a brand-new 6-speed manual offered in other markets (the manual being available for front-wheel drive Sprinters). There’s no main word on when we might see the eSprinter in the United States, however reports have it as a near-certainty.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Release Date
Mercedes-Benz is currently taking orders for the 2018 Sprinter with European deliveries beginning in June. Try to find its U.S. arrival in the 3rd quarter of 2018.