Mercedes Benz Sprinter Cargo Van Models and Sprinter Cargo Van History
Being sold throughout Europe as a Mercedes-Benz vehicle starting in the 1990s, the large, European-derived Sprinter van was first sold in the United States by Freightliner in 2001. Sold under the Dodge banner from 2003 to 2009, Mercedes-Benz began selling the commercial van across North American in 2010. Flexibly offered with a 144-inch or 170-inch wheelbase, the Sprinter Cargo Van also promoted a high roof option. Depending on trim level, between 318 cubic feet and 547 cubic feet of cargo capacity was available with the cargo van in a spacious area lending itself favorably to upfitting. Propelled by a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine generating 188 horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van promoted exceptional practically coupled with an attractive cost of operation. For 2014, a smaller 2.1-liter BlueTEC diesel powerplant was incorporated with the Sprinter Cargo Van producing 266 pound-feet of torque and was paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Starting in 2015, a 4x4 option appeared with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter lineup adding a new level of versatility to the large commercial-based vehicle. Serving as a new entry-level version of the Sprinter Cargo Van for 2017, the Worker incorporated a simplified list of standard equipment including a White paint color.