Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the latest generation of its popular Sprinter van. As promised, the new model offers a wide range of telematics and safety systems then ever before.
The new model also offers an incredibly wide range of configuration options — no fewer than 1,700 different versions can be specified, including panel van, minibus, pickup, chassis cab, bus or traction head only.
The company is making a bold move to maintain its position as the van of choice in the logistics and supermarket sectors, but also targeting a greater presence in the motorhome sector, currently dominated by the Fiat Ducato.
To this end, Mercedes will be introducing its first ever front-wheel drive Sprinter models. Rest assured, however, as the standard rear-wheel drive and popular all-wheel drive variants will still be available. As before, most models will be 3.5t, but weights up to 5.5t will also be available.
Technical details are fairly limited so far, but we do know that an all-electric model will follow in 2019. In the meantime, here’s a picture showing the inside of the new van:
The new Sprinter will be available across the UK Mercedes-Benz van dealer network from June 2018, with the eSprinter to follow in 2019.