New Mercedes Sprinter Teased Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Unveiling

Mercedes has released a new teaser video for the redesigned Sprinter.

Set to be unveiled tomorrow, the van will have an evolutionary design but adopt a more aerodynamic front fascia with a updated grille. The video only gives us a few glimpses of the exterior but it shows at least two different variants including a pickup and a cargo van which has a partition wall that separates from the driver from the load.

Mercedes hasn’t said much about the van but they showcased the interior in December. The cabin is relatively basic but drivers will find a new three-spoke steering wheel and an updated instrument cluster. The van has also been outfitted with higher quality materials, new switchgear, and a widescreen infotainment system.

The infotainment system will work with Mercedes PRO connect services which is a fleet management tool that provides information about the vehicle’s status as well as its maintenance needs. The system can also provide drivers with details such as the address of their next delivery.

Specifications remain unconfirmed but Mercedes has previously said the Sprinter will be available in variety of body styles, wheelbases, and load heights. Choices will include everything from a “basic version for price-sensitive customers” to a “high-end variant with high-quality interior appointments.”

The Sprinter will go on sale later this year and it will be joined by an electric eSprinter in 2019.

While the Sprinter doesn’t have much of a following outside of the commercial and construction market, the van is pretty popular as Carsalesbase data shows 27,608 units were sold in the United States last year. That means the van outsold the entry-level CLA by nearly 7,000 units.

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  • DR.FUNK

    At least Mercedes “gets it” with the all electric rolling out next year.
    Hope the RAM people follow suit. I love my 2017 Promaster…but it just feels dumb gassing that puppy up as much as I do.

    • Matt

      Well when you put a big Petrol V6 lump in a full-size van you’re going to be visiting the pumps a lot more than you would if you brought the same van in Europe.

      Over there the Ducato (Promaster) is purchased primarily with a fantastic (and frugal) 2.3 turbodiesel four-cylinder.

      The Sprinter will have a range of small capacity Diesel engines which make for stress-free long journeys. Electric version will allow Mercedes to offer a fleet option to increasingly more environmentally-aware corporates too.

    • Christian Wimmer

      In Europe pretty much all of these commercial vans are not even offered with a gasoline engine. All three generations of Sprinters have had only one gasoline engine option and these no doubt sold in very, very, very low numbers.

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