2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van
Benefits of Driving a 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, with its easy entry and exit, comfortable seating and economical operation, is ideally suited to airport shuttles, church groups and retirement homes. Mercedes-Benz diesel engines are known for their longevity and durability, as well as their low cost of operation over many years of ownership. Mercedes-Benz says that the Sprinter offers best-in-class roof height and the easiest step-in height among large vans.
What's new for 2014?
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter enters 2014 with a new front end design that echoes its more athletic Mercedes automobile cousins, with an attractive, upright grille, revised headlights, and more pronounced contours to the hood. A new 2.1L 4-cylinder BlueTEC turbo diesel engine is now standard. It produces 161 horsepower and 265 ft-lb of torque, with maximum torque available from 1,400 rpm and is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. The diesel V6 carries on unchanged. New available accident avoidance systems include Collision Prevention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Highbeam Assist and Lane Keeping Assist. Finally, interior materials have been upgraded, including firmer, more breathable and more durable seating.
- Amazing interior space
- easy ingress/egress
- seating comfort
- responsive turbo-diesel engines
- reputation for longevity
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is powered by a new 2.1L turbodiesel BlueTEC engine. The 4-cylinder unit makes 161 horsepower and 265 ft-lb of torque. The optional 3.0L turbodiesel BlueTEC V6 engine makes 188 horsepower and 325 ft-lb torque -- the latter figure explains the Sprinter's surprisingly good acceleration, even with a full load. The 4-cylinder engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 is paired with a 5-speed automatic. Mercedes-Benz says that the powertrain gets 30 percent better fuel economy than a comparable gasoline engine and complies with the most up-to-date emissions standards from the EPA and California Air Resources Board.