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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Mercedes vans adds a number of new options to it's already well specified range of Sprinter vans.

  • Price-Leading Sprinter WORKER Family Expanded to Include Additional Engine, Wheelbase, Roof Height and Passenger Van Configuration

"The response since we introduced the Sprinter WORKER earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show has exceeded our expectations," said Bernie Glaser, Head of the Mercedes- Benz USA Vans Division. 
"We received such terrific feedback from our dealers and customers that we have added several optional features to the WORKER lineup. We remain committed to providing an affordable and approachable van, starting at just $32,495 for all the hard-working contractors, delivery and shuttle drivers."
An expanded lineup for even greater capability
Since its launch in spring of this year, the Sprinter WORKER Cargo Van has been a price and value leader. Available from late 2016, the expanded WORKER lineup will now also include the popular 170" wheelbase and a high-roof Cargo Van model, offering up to 486.5 cubic feet of cargo space and an interior standing height of nearly 6.5-feet.
A 3.0-liter V6 BlueTEC turbo diesel engine will also be available on the Sprinter WORKER Cargo Van lineup.
Two available BlueTEC diesel engines for maximum efficiency and longevity
Time is money, and time spent at the gas pump is time that could be spent on the road or at the job site. 
The Sprinter WORKER is equipped as standard with a powerful and efficient 4-cylinder diesel engine paired with a class-exclusive 7G-TRONIC 7-speed transmission that helps stretch each gallon of diesel further. 
Based on over 300,000 miles of user-reported fuel economy on fuelly.com, this efficient engine and transmission combination is capable of well over 23 miles per gallon, even in high-roof, extended- wheelbase Sprinter 2500 applications.
Producing 161 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque (available at just 1,400 RPM), the Sprinter WORKER's 2.1-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine provides seamless power thanks to its two- stage turbocharger. This engine knows how to work hard, with a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs., and provides a maximum payload of 3,512 lbs.
New and optionally available on the Sprinter WORKER Cargo Van lineup is a 3.0-liter V6 BlueTEC turbo diesel engine paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. This engine, producing a mighty 188 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, boasts offset rod journals and a balancer shaft to ensure smooth, reliable operation.
Back to the basics: the Sprinter WORKER
The new Sprinter WORKER offers a simple packaging structure that meets the needs of our toughest customers, yet offers more standard equipment than other brands. The WORKER model offers maximum capability and customization potential for aftermarket van interiors and exteriors, all at an incredible starting price of just $32,495.
Standard equipment highlights includes a 4-speaker AM/FM radio with aux-input, USB interface and with Bluetooth® Telephone Interface and audio streaming, cabin partition preparation, class-leading 6 standard airbags, industry-exclusive Crosswind Assist Load- Adaptive Traction Control (ESP), and class-leading interior cargo volume.
A blank-canvas both inside and out
Available exclusively in white, the Sprinter WORKER models provide both small-business owners and fleet companies with an ideal canvas for signage, advertising and wrapping with graphics. 
With a total roof load capacity of 660 lbs. on the low-roof Sprinter and 330 lbs. on the high-roof, ladder racks and roof attachments can be added to the WORKER from any number of upfitters.
Inside, the WORKER's standard 319.1-cubic-feet of cargo volume provides ample room for racks, bins, shelves, cabinets and toolboxes. With a maximum of 486.5-cubic-feet of space in the Sprinter WORKER 170" model, there's now a Sprinter WORKER Cargo Van for every need. 
The standard steel floor can be left unfinished or can be customized with an optional wood floor or with any other floor covering of choice.
One place that doesn't need customization: the front passenger compartment. With power windows, A/C, tilting & telescoping steering wheel, five cup-holders, adjustable armrests, ample storage, and a standard 4-speaker audio system that boasts Bluetooth® telephone interface, wireless music streaming and an auxiliary port, the WORKER aims to make time on the road productive convenient and comfortable.
Best-in-class service intervals
The Sprinter WORKER has a best-in-class service interval of up to 20,000 miles. With an industry-leading service interval as long as this, the WORKER can spend more time on the road and less time in the shop. 
Thanks to its low rate of depreciation and overall high value, the Sprinter once again received ALG's Residual Value Award for Fullsize Commercial Vans in 2016.
Packaging provides additional flexibility, capability
With three affordable packages, the Sprinter WORKER Cargo Van can be customized from the factory to suit your needs even better:
  • CONVENIENCE Package ($1,499) includes: Heated Power Mirrors, Cruise Control, Automatic Light and Rain Sensor (for windshield wipers), Multifunction Steering Wheel with Enhanced Info Screen and Trailer Hitch Pre-wiring
  • UTILITY Package ($2,999) includes all contents in CONVENIENCE Package, plus: Wood Cargo Floor, Rear Step, LED Lights in Cargo Compartment, Two Additional Keys (4 total), Glass in Rear Cargo Doors and Grab-handles (left/right rear door)
  • OVERTIME Package ($4,499) includes all contents in both CONVENIENCE and UTILITY packages, plus: Upgraded Audio System, Highbeam Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Rear View Camera, First Aid Kit and Emergency Flashlight
Sprinter WORKER Passenger Van designed for reliable and straightforward transportation
The Sprinter WORKER lineup will expand to include a passenger van with the introduction of the Sprinter WORKER Passenger. The ability to haul up to 12 passengers efficiently makes the WORKER passenger ideal for shuttle and transportation companies.
The paint options include standard white and optional black or silver metallic for the Sprinter WORKER Passenger Van. Additionally, the black steel wheels , rear seating for 10 passenger and rear A/C make the WORKER Passenger Van a no-nonsense choice all while exclusively offering the efficiency of the 2.1-liter, 4-cylinder, 7-speed powertrain.
The Sprinter WORKER Passenger Van comes with two packages:
  • CONVENIENCE Package ($1,999) includes: Blind Spot Assist, Automatic Light and Rain Sensor (for windshield wipers), Heated Power Mirrors, Cruise Control, Multifunction Steering Wheel with Enhanced Info Screen, Convenience lighting in load/passenger compartments and 12v power outlet beneath driver's seat
  • OVERTIME Package ($3,999) includes all contents in both CONVENIENCE Package plus: Upgraded Audio System, Illuminated front exits, Black Leatherette Seats, Heated rear window with washers and wipers, Rear View Camera and 12v power outlet in rear compartment
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Daimler Truck Financial: Flexible Products and Flexible Terms Unique to Commercial Van Customers
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Daimler Truck Financial offer exclusive financial products delivering the benefits that are most valuable to businesses, including retail loans, TRAC leases, fair market value (FMV) leases, and our signature Complete Advantage Lease. Whether in the market for one van or a full fleet, we understand that every customer is unique. 
For that reason, we offer a variety of flexible payment options and the ability to structure tailor-made finance packages that address the needs of every business with benefits including:
  • Competitive Rates
  • No down payment options
  • Flexible payment terms based on budgets, cash flow or seasonality of business
  • Extended Terms
  • Used equipment financing
  • Vehicle upfit financing
  • Lines of Credit for future purchase
The base Sprinter WORKER is available to order at Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Van dealerships now with a starting price of $32,495 and a destination/delivery charge of $995.
The expanded Sprinter WORKER lineup, available from both Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner dealer networks, will begin to be available to order by the end of the year.
*Plus $995 destination and delivery fee
Technical Data

Sprinter WORKER Cargo 144"
Sprinter WORKER Cargo 170"
Engine
2.1-liter 4-cylinder BlueTEC Diesel
3.0-liter 6-cylinder BlueTEC Diesel
2.1-liter 4-cylinder BlueTEC Diesel
3.0-liter 6-cylinder BlueTEC Diesel
Horsepower
161 hp
188 hp
161 hp
188 hp
Torque 
266 lb-ft
325 lb-ft
266 lb-ft
325 lb-ft
Wheelbase 
144"
170"
Turning Diameter Wall-to-wall (ft.) 
47.6'
54.8'
Interior Height 
66.5" (High Roof: 77.8")
77.8"
Max Cargo Bed Length At Floor
137.4"
178.2"
Maximum Width at Floor
70.1"
70.1"
Cargo Bed Width at Wheelhouse
53.1"
53.1"
Cargo Volume
319.1 cu. ft. (High Roof: 373.7 cu. ft.)
486.5 cu. ft.
Max available GVWR
8,550 lbs.
8,550 lbs.
Base Curb Weight
5,038 lbs.
5,049 lbs.
5,434 lbs.
5,445 lbs.
Maximum Payload
3,512 lbs.
3,501 lbs.
3,116 lbs.
3,105 lbs.
Max Available GCWR
13,550 lbs.
13,550 lbs.
Max Towing
5,000 lbs.
5,000 lbs.
Fuel Tank Capacity
24.5 gallons
24.5


Sprinter WORKER Passenger
Engine
2.1-liter 4-cylinder BlueTEC Diesel
Horsepower
161 hp
Torque
266 lb-ft
Wheelbase
144"
Turning Diameter Wall-to-wall (ft.)
47.6'
Interior Height
64.1"
Seating Capacity
12
Max Cargo Bed Length At Floor
33.7"
Maximum Width at Floor
70.1"
Cargo Bed Width at Wheelhouse
53.1"
Cargo/Luggage Volume
68.6 cu. ft.
Max available GVWR
8,550 lbs.
Base Curb Weight
5,644 lbs.
Maximum Payload
2,763 lbs.
Max Available GCWR
13,550 lbs.
Max Towing
5,000 lbs.
Fuel Tank Capacity
24.5 gallons

Sprinter Cargo Van Model Comparisons

Sprinter WORKER Cargo
Sprinter 2500 Cargo
Sprinter 3500 Cargo (Heavy Duty)
Starting Price
$32,495
$36,495
$41,445
Available wheelbases
144"
144"
144"
170"
170"
170"
170" Extended
170" Extended
Roof Heights
Standard
Standard
Standard
High Roof
High Roof
High Roof

Super High Roof
Super High Roof
Available Engines
2.1-liter 4-cylinder
BlueTEC Diesel
2.1-liter 4-cylinder
BlueTEC Diesel
2.1-liter 4-cylinder
BlueTEC Diesel
3.0-liter 6-cylinder
BlueTEC Diesel
3.0-liter 6-cylinder
BlueTEC Diesel
3.0-liter 6-cylinder
BlueTEC Diesel
Available 4X4?
No
Yes
Yes
Max Payload (lbs.)
3,512
3,512
5,507 (Best in Class)
Towing (lbs.)
5,000
5,000
7,500
Max Cargo Volume
486.5 cu. ft.
586.1 cu. ft.
586.1 cu. ft.

Main Competitors

Sprinter WORKER
Ford Transit XL 150
Ram Promaster 1500 Low Roof
Starting Price (Base Model, Gas Engine)
--
$30,960
$29,865
Starting Price (Base Model, Diesel Engine)*
$32,495
$36,605
$35,010
Transmission
7-speed
6-speed
6-speed
Base Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)319.1246.7259
WORKER
equivalent model
--
Transit XL 150 Medium- roof: 315.2 cu. ft.
(+$605)
Ram Promaster 1500 136" Low-roof: 304 cu. ft.
(+$765)
*2016 Pricing