2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter | AutomotiveCode.com

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

New for 2011

For 2011, the Cargo Van of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter can be had with a bench seat, thus the Crew Van. The new Minibus is slightly longer than the Van and has more seats.


A full-size van? What, are we of money? Are you going to suggest a Vuitton work belt How about a Gucci hard

Yes, the idea of buying a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter might a little nutty for your or people-moving needs, and, it is more expensive than vans from Ford and GM. only two years ago, van was known as the Dodge Sprinter the last vestige of the ill-fated #8212; and for the most part, the same excellent vehicle. At the the Dodge Sprinter was well its price premium, but now the Mercedes-Benz carries a price premium $4,000 more than so apparently a big three-pointed star is more than a chrome head.

Despite being constructed of materials and to a higher standard its American competition (though close to its fellow Benzes), the has a number of other notable For one, it#8217;s absolutely thanks to its minibus dimensions and design. The load floor is the among full-size vans and yet 6-foot-3 can walk around within its rear compartment max height in a Ford E-Series is

In its largest configuration, the Sprinter van has a maximum storage capacity of 547 feet; the most a Chevy can muster is 237.3.

Since the is bigger and taller than else, driving it around be only slightly less than an 18-wheeler, right? the Sprinter#8217;s modern chassis makes it far more maneuverable town than the full-size vans. In fact, driving the feels pretty normal for its colossal windshield and short end.

Thanks to its turbocharged diesel the Sprinter also has a fuel advantage over its competition. engine now makes more as a Mercedes than it did as a Dodge, and it features Mercedes Bluetec meaning it burns just as as a gasoline engine. While the diesel V6 offers torque that#8217;s similar to smaller V8s rivals, horsepower is way down.

no one would ever describe the as anything other than (surely the Sprinter name is to be ironic). As such, the Sprinter is for an urban or suburban environment than the highway.

Should you the Mercedes-Benz badge too pretentious, the is also sold as a Freightliner almost identical specifications. it also comes with an identical price tag, is certainly its biggest drawback. superior in most ways to its competitors from Ford and GM, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter#8217;s cost might be hard to

That#8217;s a shame, though you always try to find a used version instead.

Body Styles, Trim and Options

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz is a full-size van available in multiple each available with two and two roof heights. The Cargo Van has two front seats matched an empty cargo bay, the Crew Van is essentially a Cargo Van a three-place rear bench The Passenger Van features four of seats good for 12 people, the larger MiniBus adds an seating row for a grand total of 15

The Cargo Van is also available in a configuration (versus the standard which ups its payload capacity.

equipment on the Cargo Van includes steel wheels, right-side door, wood cargo 270-degree-opening rear doors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a radio. The Crew Van is identically save for its second-row bench and added adjacent side The Passenger Van is equipped similarly, but three rear seat rear interior trim, rear windows and rear

The new, stretched-wheelbase MiniBus has additional seats available in a of different configurations, plus an dual-panel passenger side

The options list for each is but highlights include 16-inch wheels, a driver-side sliding door, parking sensors, a camera, bi-xenon headlights, washers, automatic headlights and a heated windshield, heated mirrors, foglamps, cruise upgraded front seats and an stereo. The Cargo and Crew can be equipped with driver-compartment a roof fan, a fixed sunroof and roof rack rails.

The Passenger Van and MiniBus can be with a rear heater, air-conditioning and rear windshield Many of these optional are available within packages as

Powertrains and Performance

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Every Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is rear-wheel The turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6 Bluetec exhaust-scrubbing technology and 188 horsepower and a robust 325 pound-feet of A five-speed automatic transmission is

There are no EPA fuel economy available, but given its engine, significantly better gas mileage that of the Sprinter#8217;s Ford and GM


Every 2011 Sprinter comes standard stability and traction control, and airbags. Optional are a driver airbag, driver and front side airbags packaged front side curtain parking sensors, a back-up and a rearview camera.

Interior and Special Features

Despite its badge, don#8217;t expect trim, leather upholstery or the high-tech gizmos inside the At the same time, build is notably better than in full-size vans, and the Sprinter also has a more modern A tilt-and-telescoping steering column and different front seat with multiple adjustments ample comfort, while the modern control layout it feel more like a SUV than a utilitarian van.

to its 51-inch sliding door and 20-inch step-in height, the makes entering and exiting the area a cinch. Inside, the option and its 6-foot-4-inch cabin allow for even tall to walk upright; the Ford and at best can only accommodate the Guild. The Sprinter#8217;s payload is superior, and the rating of the 2500 Van ranges from 2,872 to 3,469 pounds depending on configuration, while the rating of the ranges from 4,845 to 5,375.

Driving Impressions

With its windshield and truncated front the 2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter a pretty fair impression of a bus from behind the wheel.

And at up to 24 long and 9 feet high, it be one, too. But a reasonably driving position and respectable help make the Sprinter manageable around town.

simply, this is the easiest and cumbersome full-size van to drive. town, the turbodiesel engine satisfactory thrust. It#8217;s on the highway that the Sprinter#8217;s deficit becomes glaringly

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