Now let's get back to our field of interest – towing and hauling a heavy load. Sprinter gains its popularity because of its versatility and fantastic conversion options. Plus, it has a great diesel engine that uses as much fuel as an average US pickup. It is available as 4x4, no other competitor can offer all-wheel drive. It was introduced in Europe in 1995, replacing the old TN van.
Mercedes Sprinter van comes in two roof sizes: standard and high roof
. There are also two wheelbase options 144" and 170"
. 170" comes as a standard and extended wheel-base. 170" wheelbase model is a great option for HVAC companies and construction firms. The cargo box is enough to accommodate pipes, ladders and heavy tool boxes for construction workers.
Mercedes has developed Vocation packages
, so fleet managers and businesses can take the van customization even further. Available are electrician, refrigeration, HVAC and plumber package, general service and delivery package
. Depending on the package you choose, you’ll get the van with pre-installed shelves, folding or drop-down racks, steel and aluminum shelving for base or roof.
With torque of 325lb, it is ready to tow trailers with tools or heavy equipment. Although a used Sprinter has a slightly higher price than the competition, it is considered the most reliable used cargo van in the class.
Mercedes pays special attention to safety
. Same goes for working vans. Features like lane keeping assist, collision prevention assist
, and a rearview camera
are optional, but are definitely worth of an investment.
The main complaint is the price
. If you choose one of the optional packages, like the multifunctional steering wheel or the premium appearance package, the price will easily rise to $50,000. Specs below are for the base model with a standard roof.