2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Release Date, Review and Specs

 

Although a bit expensive than its rivals, the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter justifies with its plenty of value. For one, it is refined and spacious. Furthermore, it comes with a variety of body styles, a laudable build quality, fuel efficient diesel engine, an unmatched cabin space, outstanding maneuverability, and a tons of features for the money. Its release date should be expected sometime during the mid of 2018.

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Release Date & Price

Mercedes hasn’t made any of the details – pricing, release date – known yet. However, some whispers within the industry say that it’ll most likely go for sale sometime mid-2018 year with the base attracting an MSRP starting from around $36,495.

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Release Date: mid-2018 year

Review

Don’t be quick to dismiss the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter at first glance although it may seem exceedingly large for family use, or extravagance for any business. True, it costs a bit more relative to its competitors such as Ram, Nissan, and Ford, but the premium cost you pay for it is somehow justified.  The three-pointed star embedded on its grille may seem pretentious as the Sprinter was not conceived to be a luxury car but a workhorse.

Well, the value offered here is in terms of its capabilities. First, it offers best-in-class interior space and body-style configurations. Depending on the configuration you choose, there is a choice of either regular, high roof, or super high roof height. It also offers a remarkable seven feet of interior clearance that may be suitable for people who deliver wedding cakes or deliver packages. For those in need of added traction in frostier climes, the AWD system is also available.

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The exterior visibility is impressive and the driver has an unfettered view. Although its jumbo dimensions may seem otherwise, it is pretty maneuverable in tight quarters. Beneath the hood, it comes with able engines that offer the much needed punch around town, however, the performance may be modest relative to what the competition offers. For those looking for more excitement on the highway should probably check out its rivals first. Such rivals include the Ford Transit, Nissan NV, and the Ram ProMaster.

Some of the safety features available for the money include a rearview camera, full-length side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, post-collision safety system, rear height adjustable headrests, passenger airbag occupant sensing, tire pressure monitoring, front head airbags, daytime running lights, child seat anchors, emergency braking assist, front head airbags, and front parking sensors.

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Multiple configurations are available. There’s is the cargo van, passenger van and the extended cargo van. Further, they’re divided into heavy-duty 3500 and regular-duty 2500. Some of the standard accessories available for the cargo van include a wood cargo floor, sixteen-inch steel wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, hill-start assist, a five-speaker sound system, a 270-degree opening rear doors, an auxiliary audio jack, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a USB port, and a dual-zone automatic climate control.

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The Crew Van with the 2500 configuration comes with rear interior trim, adjacent side windows, upgraded audio system with 13-speakers, tinted rear windows, foglamps, a driver-side sliding rear door, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers and headlights, heated passenger and front driver seats, a navigation system, upgraded front seats, a heated windshield, a rearview camera, a heavy-duty suspension system, front and rear parking sensors, high-tech driver safety aids, and cruise control.

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Advanced features available for the upscale models include a four-zone automatic climate control, a 360-degree view camera, a blind-spot camera, full leather upholstery, wood accents, adaptive cruise control, an upgraded navigation system, a windshield wiper de-icer, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, ventilated front seats, and keyless entry and ignition.

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Engine Specs

Two engines are available beneath the hood of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The first mill is a 161-horsepower – generating turbocharged 2.1L four-cylinder engine diesel engine hitched to a seven-speed automatic transmission system and a RWD, and the other is a turbocharged 3.0L diesel V6 rated at 188 hp and 325 pound-ft. of torque. 2×2 is standard while 4×4 is optional.

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Fuel economy ratings aren’t available yet.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 12 ft. 0.3 in. (144.3 in.)
Length: 19 ft. 5.3 in. (233.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.7 in. (79.7 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 319.1 ft³
Curb weight: 5038 lbs
Top Speed: 82 mph
0-60: 11.2 sec
MPG: N/A (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aqua Green, Arctic White, Black Blue, Blue Grey, Brilliant Blue, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Broom Yellow (Fleet), Calcite Yellow, Cavansite Blue Metallic, Coca Cola Red (Fleet), Dolomite Brown Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs

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