The best Sprinter of all time: safer and more economical, environmentally friendly and attractive than ever
- The new Sprinter with striking new looks
- The first van featuring engines complying with the Euro VI emissions standard: an excellent track record right from the word go
- Best-in-class fuel consumption as low as 6.3 l/100 km in conjunction with the BlueEFFICIENCY package plus
- BlueTEC engine technology: clean, economical, tried and tested
- Consistent fuel-efficiency measures covering ancillary equipment and axles
- Five new assistance systems help to avoid accidents
- Noticeably upgraded interior
Stuttgart/Düsseldorf – As the undisputed number one in its class, the Sprinter is now even more economical, safer, environmentally friendly and attractive. After seven years and sales totalling around one million vehicles, the new Sprinter is set to further bolster the successful model’s leading position. It is the first van to be available with engines complying with the future Euro VI emissions standard.
Comprehensive efficiency measures result in an outstanding fuel consumption benchmark of just 6.3 l/100 km, corresponding to 165 g CO2/km. New safety features raise the already exemplary standard of safety to an even higher level. And last but not least, drivers of the new Sprinter can look forward to a further enhanced cockpit with new electronic features and particularly dynamic and at the same time comfortable handling. The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will go on sale on 1 June, with deliveries beginning in September 2013.
A new Sprinter with striking new looks
Visually, the new Sprinter immediately makes a clear-cut and striking impression. Fully in keeping with the current Mercedes-Benz design line, the radiator grille appears more upright and self-assured, lending the new Sprinter a more imposing presence. The three radiator louvres are swept back from top to bottom and are perforated. This increases the air flow and clearly establishes a close visual link to a consistent design line from the Citan to the new trucks from Mercedes-Benz.
The Mercedes star now rests on a vividly highlighted base. A bevelled surround highlights the signature Mercedes-Benz radiator grille.
The new headlamps feature sharper contours and lend the Sprinter a concentrated and energetic yet by no means aggressive look. A striking feature is the masking of the reflector housings. A surround divides the headlamps into individual segments, emphasizes the Sprinter’s eyes like an eyeliner and provides the entire front end with a substantially more cutting-edge appearance. In the bottom of the housing there is space for the LED light strips of the daytime running lamps.
The new bonnet is higher, resulting in improved protection for pedestrians. It also features more pronounced contours, lending the Sprinter an air of authority.
The same applies to the new bumper featuring a more pronounced upward sweep under the headlamps and bolder lines. The air inlet in the middle is now set back, providing the Sprinter’s face with added dynamism and creating an impression of greater poise on the road. The opening continues to function as a step to facilitate cleaning of the windscreen. The “hands-on” impression created by the new Sprinter is heightened by the detailed attention paid to design on the underside of the bumper, whose appearance is reminiscent of an SUV.
The Sprinter’s rear end with its striking, centrally positioned Mercedes star has remained largely unchanged. The Sprinter now benefits from two-compartment tail lights, however. The signage has been redesigned. The “BlueTEC” lettering alludes to new developments in the engine technology.
The new design visualises the Sprinter’s high quality. This is manifested in the precise joints, the “shingled” headlamp joint overlapping the bonnet and the precise lines of the frame around the grille, which are also conducive to easy fitting.