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Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 216CDI SHORT DIESEL 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic

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Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic
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Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz SPRINTER 3.0t BlueEFFICIENCY Van 7G-Tronic

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  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG38.70
  • 0-62mph secs
  • Top Speed mph
  • C02202 g/km
  • BHP
  • Torque lbs/f
  • P11D%

Review

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has long been the byword for excellence and performance in the full-sized van sector. The MK3 model range builds on efficiency and safety in significant ways, adds some style inside and out but remains focused on sheer practicality.

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Mercedes-Benz looks to mark the current state of the art in full-sized vans with its third generation Sprinter range. Jonathan Crouch reports

Background

In many ways, the Mercedes Sprinter has come to define the large van sector. It's by far the best-selling LCV across Europe, tracing its lineage back to 1995, with a second generation design appearing in 2006 and this third generation model being launched in the Spring of 2018. This time round, the availability of front-wheel-drive extends the available options. Plus there's a range of fresh connectivity choices that business buyers will like, as well as improvements to safety and running cost efficiency.

Driving Experience

Front-wheel, rear-wheel or all-wheel drive - for the first time the new Sprinter covers all three drive variants, and can therefore be optimally configured for the relevant transport requirement and operating profile. The front-wheel drive especially shows its inherent advantages when the vehicle is lightly loaded or in slippery conditions. Front-driven variants get either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 9-speed automatic 'box, both freshly designed. In the rear-wheel drive variants, thanks to separation of the drive and steering, the classic advantages lie in optimum ride comfort, a smaller turning circle and more agile handling. Rear-wheel drive also allows more control when towing a trailer and at the limits of the maximum permissible gross vehicle weight. The optional all-wheel drive system improves traction, particularly in difficult weather conditions or poor road conditions, thus enhancing driving safety and driving dynamics. Gear reduction is additionally available for demanding operations. As for engines, well not too much has changed here. Most will continue to choose the four cylinder 2.1-litre diesel powerplant. With front or rear wheel drive, it's available with 114 or 143bhp. The top 2.1-litre unit gets 163bhp when rear-driven or 177hp when front-driven. Above that, there's a 190hp 3.0-litre V6 diesel with 440Nm of torque.

Design and Build

Depending on the variant chosen, this third generation Sprinter features four different front-end designs. Plus there's the option of LED lighting with 'eagle wing' design daytime-running lights. The driver's workplace is uncluttered, practical and designed to meet the relevant transport requirements. The improvements include ergonomically shaped seats, keyless start and an improved air conditioning system. A variable stowage concept ensures that everything has its place. The interior also features a fresh modular dashboard design that allows for maximum flexibility - everything from extra storage, to cutting-edge infotainment and wireless charging is available. The multimedia system has a large, high-resolution touchscreen, fast hard-disc navigation with 3D map display and smartphone integration. For pleasant temperatures inside the cockpit, owners can choose between a semi-automatic air conditioning system or automatic climate control, according to their comfort requirements.

Market and Model

Prices start at just under £25,000. The core of the model range remains as before; three wheelbases, four vehicle lengths, three roof heights, chassis, chassis crew cab, Tourers, plus an all-new Tractor Head chassis specifically designed for motorhomes. Four-cylinder and V6 turbocharged common rail diesel engines remain available alongside 7G-TRONIC PLUS (for RWD models) and 9G-TRONIC automatic transmissions (for FWD models). This Sprinter offers the most advanced connectivity solution ever fitted to a van. This is thanks to a 'Communication Module', offered as standard, which has an in-built LTE SIM-card which offers rapid data transmission between vans, drivers and vehicle managers. Mercedes says that this Sprinter also redefines safety in the large van segment. It gets as standard autonomous braking, the brand's 'Active Brake Assist with pedestrian protection' package. Plus, like the Vito, this LCV is also fitted with 'ATTENTION ASSIST' drowsiness detection, to prevent fatigue and encourage drivers to drive responsibly with breaks when they get tired. The Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call system can summon rescue services in the event of an accident whilst Rear Cross Traffic and Exit Alert monitors the rear of the vehicle, and can autonomously brake in the event of an impending collision. In the event of an accident, Sprinter automatically applies its brakes to prevent secondary collisions.

Practicalities and Costs

As usual the main available body variants are the panel van, a chassis with single or crew cab and the Sprinter Tourer bus. Three different wheelbases and tonnages between 3.0 and 5.5 tonnes create further individualisation options. The maximum towing capacity is 3.5 tonnes. The Sprinter founded its reputation on solid practicality and the latest model is no exception. An 80mm lower loading sill makes loading and unloading more convenient. The rear doors can be swung through 270-degrees and latched against the sides. The load compartment also scores with clever detailed solutions. Loadable wheel arches and fully usable load compartment heights increase versatility, especially in combination with front-wheel drive. Plus the payload of the front-driven version increases by 50 kilograms compared to rear-wheel drive. Across the range, the maximum load capacity is increased to a maximum of 17 m3 on the largest version. As for running costs, there's proven BlueTEC engine technology to reduce emissions using Selective Catalytic Reduction technology with the AdBlue exhaust after-treatment process to reduce the proportion of nitrogen oxides after combustion by over 80 percent. The AdBlue tank capacity has increased from the 18 litres of the preceding generation to 22-litres. There will also be a full-electric eSprinter model.

Summary

Despite its European success, this Sprinter still isn't one of the first vans that many British business think of when their looking for a really large LCV. Yet on this evidence, perhaps its should be. It's as big and practical as any of its rivals, with a refined powertrain. The availability of front wheel drive will enable Mercedes to access a wider band of buyers too. Yes of course there are cheaper rivals. Some of them feel a little more avant garde too and have cleverer cabs. But when it comes to the things that actually matter when it comes to running a vehicle of this kind, the Sprinter ticks most of the important boxes with the kind of thoroughness that you'd expect from something bearing the famous Three Pointed Star on its grille. All of which means that whatever your business, this could be your righthand van. Some things just don't change.

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Entertainment
Audio 10 radio with bluetooth, 3.5 TFT monochrome display + SD + AUX + USB
2 speakers
Exterior Features
Indicators in front door mirrors
Nearside lockable sliding load door with internal access step
Solid paint
Unglazed rear doors
180 degree opening rear doors
2 large exterior rear view mirrors with seperate wide angle lenses
Adaptive brake lights
Daytime running lights
Electric front windows
Intermittent front wash/wipe
Interior Features
Dual passenger seat
Full steel bulkhead
Pull-out tray in back of dual passenger seat
Tunja cloth upholstery
Wooden floor with bonded resin non-slip finish
2 sunvisors plus shaded windscreen centre
4 cupholders
A4 oddments tray on centre of dash
Ashtray
Cab headlining
Cigarette lighter
Compartment under fold-up passenger seat
Door mounted armrests
Front door pockets with bottle holder
Grab handle at right hand door pillar
Heater and demister
Interior shelf above windscreen
Load area light
Load lashing rings
Locking glovebox
Map reading lamp
Multi function steering wheel
Passenger grab handle
Recirculating air switch and 4 speed fan
Shelves to left and right on instrument panel
Wheels
16" steel wheels
Driver Convenience
ASSYST - Flexible servicing system
Cruise control and variable speed limiter
Digital clock
PAS
Rev counter
Trip computer
Safety
3 point inertia reel belt on all seats
Drivers airbag with belt tensioner and belt force limiter
Security
Immobiliser
Technical
ABS
ASR traction control
Brake assist
EBD
ESP
Particulate filter (DPF)
Uprated 95Ah battery
Emissions - ICE
CO2 202
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Automatic Transmission Yes
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2143
Cooling System WATER
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Fuel Type DIESEL
Gears 7 SPEED
Manual Transmission No
Number of Valves 16
Valve gear DOHC
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Yes
EC Combined 38.7
EC Extra Urban 39.8
EC Urban 36.7
General
Alternator Amps 90
Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern? No
Badge Engine CC 2.1
Badge Power 163
Battery AH 95
Battery Volts 12
Clutch SINGLE DRY PLATE
Exhaust System CATALYTIC CONVERTER
Front Brakes VENTILATED DISCS
Front Suspension LEAF SPRINGS
Ghost model for valuation purposes No
Hand Brake REAR WHEELS
Rear Brakes DISCS
Rear Suspension PARABOLIC LEAF SPRINGS
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Steering PAS RACK AND PINION
This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes No
Vehicle Homologation Class N1
Performance
BHP 163
Engine Power KW 120
Engine Power RPM 3800
Engine Torque LBS.FT 266
Engine Torque MKG 36.7
Engine Torque NM 360
Engine Torque RPM 1400
Tyres
Alloys? No
Automatic Clutch Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/75 R16
Tyre Size Rear 205/75 R16
Tyre Size Spare FULL SIZE
Wheel Type 16" STEEL
Vehicle Dimensions
Front Overhang 1004
Height 2435
Length 5261
Load Deck Height 668
Load Height 1650
Load Length 2600
Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches 1350
Load Width 1780
Lower Rear Door Width 1565
Rear Door Height 1540
Rear Overhang 990
Side Load Door Height 1520
Side Load Door Width 1040
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.3
Turning Circle - Wall to Wall 12.3
Wheelbase 3250
Width (excluding mirrors) 1993
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 75
Gross Train Weight 5000
Gross Vehicle Weight 3000
Load Space Volume 7.5
Max. Roof Load 300
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 2088
No. of Seats 3
Payload 912
Plated 2nd Axle 1800
Plated Front Axle 1650

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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Digital tachograph with download facility £804.00
Outside temperature gauge £156.00
Parktronic system £870.00
Pre-wiring for Becker Map Pilot £288.00
Pre-wiring for reversing camera £108.00
Reversing camera £528.00
Tachograph Preparation £318.00
Tyre pressure monitor £288.00
VDO tachograph £804.00
Entertainment
Additional installation space for 1 DIN sized unit in roof lining £72.00
Audio 15 radio with 5.8 TFT colour display + IPOD interface £162.00
Exterior Features
Bi-xenon headlamps with headlamp wash + cornering function £774.00
Chrome trim on radiator grille £132.00
Delete side load door-left FOC
Electric closing assist for left side door £294.00
Electric closing assist for right side door £294.00
Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors £198.00
Electrically operated side loading door on left + 3rd key with remote control £798.00
Electrically operated side loading door on right £798.00
Fixed pane in left side rear body panel £138.00
Fixed pane in left side sliding door/body panel £138.00
Fixed pane in right side rear body panel £138.00
Fixed pane in right side sliding door/body panel £138.00
Front fog lights for xenon headlights £126.00
Front fog lights with cornering function £234.00
Front mud flaps £60.00
Full width rear step £138.00
Glazed rear doors £216.00
Glazed rear doors with wash/wipe £324.00
Glazed rear doors with wash/wipe and heated rear windows £396.00
Heated windscreen with tinted glass £384.00
High beam assist with cornering function + light and rain sensor £318.00
High level roof-mounted direction indicators £132.00
Indicators relocated to front wing £108.00
Interior rear view mirror £48.00
Keyless entry and slide side loading door £1,206.00
Light and rain sensors £198.00
Low profile longitudinal mounting channels on roof £198.00
Metallic paint £798.00
Rear mud flaps £60.00
Rear towing cross member with 13 pin socket £270.00
Remote opening and closing windows £96.00
Sliding side load door - right £660.00
Sliding window pane in left side sliding door/body panel £282.00
Sliding window pane in right side sliding door/body panel £282.00
Steel step for towbar on right side of vehicle £120.00
Tailpipe exits at rear £132.00
Tinted glass £150.00
Tinted glass with windshield top tint band £186.00
Towbar - Electrical wiring to rear with 13 pin electrical socket £162.00
Towbar and cross member with fixed head and 13 pin socket - 2.0t £390.00
Towbar plus cross member with removable towball and 13 pin socket - 2.0t £444.00
Towing eye £12.00
Uprated sliding side load door for specialist bodywork £132.00
Interior Features
Additional heat exchanger in left front compartment £648.00
Air conditioning £1,164.00
Assist handle £42.00
Auxiliary hot water heater booster £564.00
Auxiliary hot water heater with timer £726.00
Comfort driver's seat with lumbar support £126.00
Comfort driver's seat with suspension and lumbar support £450.00
Comfort head restraint drivers seat £66.00
Comfort head restraint for passenger seat £66.00
Comfort passenger seat with suspension and lumbar support £450.00
Comfort single front passenger seat with lumbar support £126.00
Delete bulkhead - Fully trimmed B pillar FOC
Delete bulkhead - Partially trimmed B pillar FOC
Driver's armrest £54.00
Electric auxiliary heater booster elements in windscreen vents £210.00
Front grab handles £72.00
Full length roof lining £636.00
Full steel bulkhead with window £96.00
Heated driver's seat £180.00
Heated single passenger seat £180.00
Heating/cooling air duct to rear compartment £60.00
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel £102.00
Hinged cover for dashboard central stowage recess £60.00
Illuminated exit lights £78.00
Leather steering wheel £174.00
Leatherette upholstery £72.00
Load securing rails fitted at roof height £210.00
Load securing rails fitted at waist height £210.00
Load securing rails fitted to floor along length of vehicle £210.00
Manual rear air conditioning £1,470.00
Motion sensor control for loadspace lamps £96.00
Passenger armrest £48.00
Passenger seat and seatbox deleted FOC
Passenger seat deleted FOC
Ply lining - half height 3mm fibreboard £192.00
Pollen filter £84.00
Pre-fittings for additional heat exchanger in left front compartment £204.00
Remote control heating for auxiliary hot water heater £288.00
Single passenger seat FOC
Wooden floor deleted FOC
Packs
Active safety pack - Sprinter with Lane keeping assist £1,944.00
Bus Pack - Sprinter £1,710.00
Comfort pack - Sprinter £2,058.00
Comfort pack plus - Sprinter £2,280.00
Drivers pack - Sprinter £1,782.00
Lane tracking pack - Sprinter with Lane keeping assist £1,710.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Brilliant silver £798.00
Metallic - Cavansite blue £798.00
Metallic - Dolomite brown £798.00
Metallic - Graphite £798.00
Metallic - Obsidian black £798.00
Metallic - Pearl silver £798.00
Metallic - Tenorite grey £798.00
Solid - Aqua green FOC
Solid - Arctic white FOC
Solid - Blue grey FOC
Solid - Jupiter red FOC
Solid - Pebble grey FOC
Solid - Steel blue FOC
Solid - Velvet red FOC
Safety
Battery isolation switch £120.00
Driver and passenger thorax airbag £396.00
Driver and passenger windowbags £672.00
Drivers thorax airbag in seat backrest £264.00
Orange seatbelts for driver and front passenger £36.00
Passenger airbag £372.00
Security
3rd key with remote control £30.00
Additional vehicle keys (2) £126.00
Alarm £504.00
Technical
12v electric socket in base of driver's seat £48.00
12v socket in D Pillar £54.00
Additional 100Ah battery with isolation switch £222.00
Alternator - 220A £534.00
Alternator - uprated 250Ah £504.00
Axle ratio for specific requirements £72.00
Delete lowered ride height FOC
Lockable AdBlue filler cap £18.00
PSM interface module for vehicle CAN bus £330.00
PTO - Engine driven with bracket for additional alternator £330.00
PTO - Engine driven with bracket for refrigerant compressor £330.00
PTO - Engine speed governor for constant operations £234.00
PTO - Engine speed governor for variable operations £288.00
Speed limiter 56mph/90kmh £78.00
Speed limiter 62mph/100kmh £78.00
Speed limiter 75mph/120kmh £78.00
Trim
Half height grey cloth trim in rear of vehicle (includes ashtrays) £450.00
Half height grey vinyl trim in rear of vehicle £450.00
Leatherette - Black £72.00
Moulded trim surround for windows inside rear of vehicle £564.00
Tunja cloth - Black FOC
Wheels
16" 6 spoke alloy wheels £756.00
17" 7 spoke alloy wheels £834.00
Continental Tyres £84.00
Delete spare wheel, tyre, carrier £-60.00
Full size wheel trims £108.00
Goodyear tyres £84.00
Michelin Tyres £84.00
On/Off-road tyre tread pattern £228.00
* option prices shown are estimated