2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a versatile, refined truck suitable for a wide range of commercial and fleet applications.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2019 for commercial van shoppers is the Mercedes-Benz for passenger and cargo transportation. In many respects it may seem like the model of the last year, but the 2019 Sprinter has the most advanced interiors, updated powertrain and the most advanced link for installing a vehicle’s three-pointed star. For fleet operators – at least large budget ones – Sprinter only tickets.
We consider 4.0 out of 10 on a scale which is questionable for consumer-oriented vehicles.
Specifically, the Sprinter can be purchased from large-scale dealers as Freightliner Sprinter.
The Sprinter is available in two axle openings with various body configurations and power train. Most Sprinter will have a 190-horsepower 3.0-liter turbo diesel V-6 and a remarkable capability of 324 lb-ft of torque that moves the unladen truck. We also have a 258 lb-ft 1.9-liter turbo-4 gas engine collected from the Mercedes Metris van series at 190 meters and smaller, but we haven’t used it yet.
Numerous configurations include full cargo, partial cargo / passenger, 17-passenger and ready-made cab versions. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is a new option, but there is no dedicated four-wheel drive.
The high seating position of the Sprinter reveals the outward vision of the Empire State Building. Available in fabric and stiff artificial leather finish, the rigid, adjustable seats provide all-day comfort. Sprinter’s keys and materials are similar to those used in the car manufacturer’s luxury cars, and you can easily distinguish them.
The box-shaped exterior does not matter from the driver’s seat, and the sides of the plate allow large company logos. The LED headlights come to the front and are combined with high-visibility LED rear lights. Unpainted bumpers and steel wheels are standard, but hotel service operators and employees who prefer a more luxurious image may prefer painted floor and alloy wheels.
Inside, the Sprinter has a beautiful three-spoke steering wheel, which can be wrapped in leather on demand – a valuable addition to drivers driving the wheel all day. The line itself is crimped and has small pockets for storage. Base Sprinters has a simple radio head unit, but the optional 7.0 and 10.3 inch touch screens from the front panel offer a luxurious look.
This year is a 190-horsepower 1.9-liter turbo-4 and 258-pound-foot torque standard. Paired with a 9-speed automatic system and power to the rear wheels. We have not used this mechanism yet, but we question the ability to accelerate a loaded van with any authority.
324 lb-ft of optional 3.0-liter turbo diesel V-6 is a better choice. The V-6 matches a 7-speed automatic that sends power to the rear or, optionally, four wheels. Although most diesel engines are more diesel than the diesel you will find, the Sprinter’s engine gives it a good speed. We’ve driven 20 mpg in a double rear wheel model with no load.
A properly equipped Sprinter can pull up to 7,500 pounds and the maximum gross vehicle weight is impressive at 12,135 pounds.
The Sprinter’s steering is sharp and precise, and a careful design for its front suspension gives the big cities a great turning radius in narrow city conditions. The ride is unloaded, firm but under control. At highway speeds, Sprinter allows many road and wind rushes, but follows straight and is supported by the current active lane control and adaptive cruise control.
The Sprinter has four body styles and two wheel bases, most of which can be ordered with 4-cylinder turbodiesel V-6 gas and rear or four-wheel drive.
Base Sprints is just that: basic. It has electric windows and locks, keyless ignition and air conditioning, but that’s about it. The standard connection allows fleet operators to keep track of minibuses coming from a website or smartphone application, but advanced features are worth $ 29 per month.
The Sprinter’s numerous options include improved touch screens, different upholstery, painted bumpers, alloy wheels and various cargo management solutions for information entertainment of 7.0 and 10.3 inches.
We recommend a larger infotainment screen. Clear, bright and easy to use. Most importantly, it allows fleet managers to send notifications such as new jobs and points of interest directly to the main unit.