Mercedes-Benz Sprinter – Mashpedia, the Video Encyclopedia

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Europe [ ]

The first generation Sprinter was in Europe in 1995 to replace the but outdated Mercedes-Benz TN van dating 1977. It was voted International Van of the for 1995.

The second generation was introduced in Europe in 2006. It was Van of the Year 2007 and again in by Professional Van and Light Truck 2012 Information and Fuel Figures. [ 2 ] This generation of the is well known for having a with rust.

North America [ edit ]

The generation (VA Chassis) North Sprinter was launched in 2001 in the and was originally branded as a Freightliner. sold to the rest of North were badged as Mercedes-Benz 2003 when they Dodge branding. Units in the States and Canada, but not in Mexico, be purchased as a Dodge or Freightliner 2003.

The product was launched and supported by Vans LLC, a small based in Huntersville, North Key individuals from DaimlerChrysler Vehicle Division and Freightliner were selected to spearhead the and made up the bulk of the division.

Vans LLC retained sole for the North American Sprinter until the sales, service and support responsibilities were by Chrysler Commercial Vehicle in 2004. Nearly all of the original were retained, though the of operations shifted from Carolina to Auburn Hills, The remainder of DaimlerChrysler Vans LLC active in Huntersville as an engineering, certification and safety compliance in support of the Sprinter.

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For 2003, DaimlerChrysler introduced a branded version of the Sprinter to the American market. It was identical to the Trucks version except for styling details and badging. than redesign the aging Ram Van which had used the same body and layout since the and was discontinued in 2003, DaimlerChrysler to replace it with the Sprinter.

From 2001 until cargo van versions of the Sprinter manufactured in DГјsseldorf, Germany, disassembled and shipped to a facility in South Carolina where were reassembled. The cargo classified as light trucks. are to the 25% chicken tax if imported as a complete which is avoided by the disassembly and reassembly. Passenger vans not subject to the same tax classifications and imported as an assembled unit Mercedes-Benz in Jacksonville, Florida.

The cargo version of this is re-assembled at a plant in Ladson, Carolina which was previously as an American LaFrance factory. its predecessor, the passenger version is as a complete unit. The previous facility in Gaffney, South continues to be used by Freightliner Chassis Corporation.

The second generation North Sprinter is a complete redesign, the W5A380 transmission being the significant carryover part.

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The Sprinter van was sold as the Transporter T1N due to Toyota using the on an upgraded Corolla.

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