The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is renowned for its driver comfort. Ergonomic design is the watchword. So, the standard steering wheel is adjustable in angle and height and provides better adaptation to the drivers’ stature, helping to maintain driver fitness on longer journeys. Meanwhile the gear stick is located on the centre console for convenience, saving valuable space in the cab.
So, when you drive the van you naturally feel at home. However, it is possible to make yourself too comfortable…
Take Oliver, for instance, a family cat who hid inside the engine of a Sprinter for four days. Oliver stayed snuggled under the bonnet of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter even while the vehicle was undergoing an MoT and service (he was unnoticed by the mechanics who carried out the work, including an oil change).
Meanwhile, his owner Clare Waterfield and her two children searched for their pet tabby as the mechanics completed their maintenance work before handing back the keys. It was only once the van was back home that the family’s other cat, Benji, began sniffing inquisitively at the bonnet, when the family went to investigate they heard a muffled meowing and released the intrepid pet.
Oliver smelled of oil, but was otherwise unharmed. Well, it seems the Sprinter is not only a comfortable drive for the driver!