The new Sprinter front wheel and rear wheel drive variants come equipped with speed-sensitive electric power steering (EPS), as standard. The EPS allows drivers to easily manoeuvre and park the new sprinter, whilst ensuring safety at high speeds. Furthermore, Mercedes-Benz becomes the first manufacturer in the Sprinter segment to offer EPS for vehicles up to 5.5 tons.
The third generation Sprinter completely raises the bar when it comes to telematics. The MBUX multimedia system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) features a 10.25-inch HD display, which can be controlled either via the touch-capable steering wheel controls, the touchscreen itself or a completely new voice control system. The voice control is activated by keywords, and also registers everyday speech.
With its clear yet sensuous design, the new Sprinter reconciles the fascination of a modern vehicle with the functional requirements. With respect to the exterior, this does not mean abandoning all the successful conventions, but rather retaining the proven proportions of the preceding model and modernising them.
As a result, the previously hard contours of the wings have been changed into soft and flowing lines. An 80-millimetre lower loading sill makes loading/unloading and access/egress considerably more convenient.
Panel van, Tourer, pickup, chassis, bus or traction head as body types, 3 drive configurations – with an all-new front-wheel-drive option for the first time – cab design, body lengths, tonnages and load compartment heights: these parameters alone allow a further increase in the number of possible Sprinter variants.
More than 1,700 different versions can now be put together – that is more than ever. This maximised modularity defines the core of the new Sprinter concept, reflecting both sector-specific requirements and different customer requirements.
The sector-specific solutions cover a range of classic courier services over the last delivery mile to goods transport over longer distances, right up to service technicians who use their vehicle as a mobile replacement parts store. The new Sprinter can also be put to work as a camper van or bus and is used as an ambulance by rescue services.