Mercedes Sprinter review

Category: Large Van

Section: Introduction

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter front
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter front
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter front
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter interior
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter parked
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter infotainment
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter front
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter front
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter interior
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter parked
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter infotainment
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Introduction

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If any brand has come the closest to making the perfect van, it has to be Mercedes-Benz. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has won countless awards, has legions of loyal customers and has improved like a fine wine through more than 20 years of gradual refinements.

The latest third-generation model is no exception, but in the current digital age the Sprinter, a humble van, is trying to keep up with the trends by adding connectivity and voice control to its repertoire of talents.

A six-speed manual gearbox is standard across all vans, but a nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic option is available on all models.  The 7G Tronic Plus gearbox has now been deleted from the range, having previously been available on all 2.1-litre engine models. There’s also the option of a fully electric Sprinter van. The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is front-wheel drive and is single drive – meaning there is no gearbox.

Trim options in the Sprinter start with the Pure model, followed by Progressive and finally Power. Mercedes briefly abandoned dedicated trim levels, instead allowing the Sprinter to be customised with various option packs. While the packs, which include the Driver Pack, Comfort Pack, Premium Pack, Active Safety Pack, Lane Tracking Pack and Comfort Pack Plus, all remain available, much of the equipment is incorporated into the new trim tiers.  Equipment like parking sensors and electric heated door mirrors, right through to less obvious options like covered storage compartments or an adjustable steering wheel, are all available.

Read on to find out how the Sprinter compares with its key rivals.