The first series production version of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has rolled off the production line, with three van ‘firsts’ amongst its five new safety features.
With Mercedes-Benz becoming the first brand to install anti-lock braking systems (ABS) on a van with the debut Sprinter in 1995, the model has always led the way in LCV technology. In 2002, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) was introduced, followed by ADAPTIVE ESP in 2006, and over 2.5 million Sprinters have now been sold worldwide.
Following a rigorous 5,000,000 mile testing programme, the new Sprinter continues that tradition, as the first van to meet the upcoming Euro VI emission regulations.
Along with making loading and unloading easier, a reshaped body combines with four or six-cylinder diesel engines or a four-cylinder natural engine to provide class-leading fuel economy, up to 44 mpg.
Five new safety features will further enhance the Sprinter’s safety, including by the industry-leading Crosswind Assist, Collision Prevention Assist and Blind Spot Assist, while Highbeam Assist and Lane Keeping Assist have also been introduced.
A ceremony was held to mark the completion of the first new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in Düsseldorf, one of two German plants, along with Ludwigsfelde, to benefit from €25 million in investment.
“The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has once again enabled us to set the bar higher for the van sector. The new Sprinter’s safety, efficiency, and quality are unmatched by any other van, and the vehicle remains a pioneer in the large van segment,” said Volker Monhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.
“The new Sprinter is the global vehicle in the commercial vehicle sector. The start of series production has really gotten the ball rolling, and I’m delighted to work together with all of you to continue the Sprinter success story.”
Orders are now open for the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, contact your local Mercedes-Benz Retail Vans dealer for further information.