Why the Mercedes Sprinter Is One of the Most Versatile Work Vans

29th Mar 2018

As a plumber, electrician, HVAC contractor or extensive service company, you need a van to haul your equipment, materials or even a few employees. It’s vital to determine the best vehicle that will work with your requirements while also providing enough cargo space with lifetime value.

Mercedes-Benz is offering the 2022 Sprinter van lineup that can fit into a variety of vocations. In general, vans provide different industries with versatile components to transport anything you need. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is full-size and available in the following four models:

  • Cab chassis van
  • Cargo van
  • Crew van
  • Passenger van

Different Features of Mercedes-Benz Vans — The Sprinter

The Sprinter is a high-quality work van, but how can you make sure you get the best Sprinter work van for your money? The best answer is to build your own van using customizable options. Below are some of the most important Mercedes Sprinter specifications and features to consider before you buy your own commercial van:

1. Engine Options

As a versatile full-size van, the Sprinter has three powertrain options you can choose from for a passenger, cargo or crew van:

  • 4-cylinder gas: 188-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder, nine-speed automatic transmission that has front- or rear-wheel drive. This engine offers a great amount of power for light-duty work.
  • 4-cylinder turbo-diesel: 166-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-pot, seven-speed automatic transmission with a combined 266 pound-feet of torque.
  • 6-cylinder turbo-diesel: 188-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6, seven-speed automatic transmission with a combined 325 pound-feet of torque. Four-wheel drive is available for this option, if desired.

2. Wheelbases

With the ability to haul people and cargo, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter allows you to choose between three wheelbase options:

The 170-inch and the 170-inch extended wheelbase come standard with a high roof, but if you select the 144-inch wheelbase, you can choose between a low or high roof. Depending on what your profession requires, you have the freedom to select the best option.

3. Space Capacity

The Sprinter offers a lot of space for any option you select, but if space is an important factor for your business, the type of van you select will have slightly different features that can make a difference. A 144-inch wheelbase Sprinter has approximately 11 feet of cargo space length, while the 170-inch extended wheelbase version has over 15 feet from the driver's seat to the rear doors.

The high roof is also ideal if you’re hauling around cargo and equipment that does not fit in regular vans, as it increases the space you have for loading materials.

4. Payload and Towing

If you plan to store and carry heavy equipment and supplies in your van's cargo area, you want to ensure that the vehicle's payload and towing is high enough for accommodating your items. The Sprinter's total payload and towing capabilities depend upon the model you select, with a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,550 to 12,120 pounds.

The Mercedes Sprinter can tow between 5,000 and 7,500 pounds and the payload for various iterations of the Sprinter van can range from 3,252 pounds to 7,506 pounds.

5. Safety Features

The Sprinter cargo van features high-tech safety gear, such as:

  • Lane-keeping assistance with lane departure warnings
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Crosswind stabilization
  • Collision prevention
  • Excellent steering

This vehicle also has a great fit and finish, along with being able to obtain stability at speed.

6. Manufacturer's Warranty

Understanding the manufacturer's warranty is important for your van investment. Mercedes-Benz offers a limited warranty on the Sprinter van. Compared to other manufacturers, its powertrain coverage is long and offers a very reasonable price. Mercedes is unable to pay for scheduled maintenance, however.

Mercedes's warranties include:

  • A limited warranty, which covers the van for up to 36,000 miles or three years.
  • A powertrain warranty, which lasts for up to 60,000 miles or five years.

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What to Consider When Purchasing a Sprinter

Versatile Interior

If you are thinking about buying the Sprinter as your daily work van, consider the following aspects to receive the best value.

  1. Versatile Interior: The Sprinter provides solutions for any business that needs to equip its van with tool compartments and boxes, from electricians to plumbers and more.
  2. Reliability: The vehicle offers incredible diesel engine power, advanced safety features and ample space for your gear and workers.
  3. Engine Power: You can choose between the standard option or two turbo-diesel options, including one with a 166-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine or the 188-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine conditional to your requirements.
  4. Safety Features: Mercedes-Benz includes airbags throughout the van, along with crosswind assistance, lane and blind-spot monitoring, and a forward-collision system in the Sprinter.
  5. Maintenance Costs: Your warranty covers repairs — but once the warranty is up, maintenance costs will become more expensive.

Sprinter Accessories You Can Add to Your Van

If you keep your Sprinter well-maintained, you will have a better chance of receiving a higher resale value. With plenty of cargo and storage space, you can also upfit your van with equipment from Advantage Outfitters, LLC. For example, we offer the following products — and more — to accommodate your business:

Sprinter Accessories From Advantage Outfitters

We are here to help you organize your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van with products that are lightweight, durable and custom-fit to your needs. At Advantage Outfitters, we ship orders within 48 hours, facilitate a simple ordering process and offer technical assistance when necessary.

Browse our custom shelving packages and other products like wall, ceiling and door liner kits. We can handle all your Sprinter van upfitting needs! Contact us if you need help in selecting the right products or order online today.

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