2018 Mercedes Sprinter Panel Van – Intelligent, Interactive and Innovative. 2018 Mercedes-Benz Panel Van – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Right Hand Drive Color: Brilliant Silver Metallic. Rear-wheel drive.
Key features of the load area in the Sprinter panel van:
3.980 sq. m. to 7.606 sq. m. cargo area
7.8 cu. m. to 17.0 cu. m. load capacity
2732 mm to 4810 mm load compartment length at floor level
1787 mm maximum load compartment width
1719 mm to 2243 mm load compartment height
More than 3000 kg maximum payload in the 5500 kg weight variant
Space for up to seven Europool pallets
Panel van, Tourer, pickup, chassis, bus or tractor head as body types, three drive configurations – with front-wheel drive as an option for the first time – cab design, body lengths, tonnages and load compartment heights: these parameters alone allow a further increase in the number of possible Sprinter variants. More than 1700 different versions can be put together, far more than with the preceding model. This maximised modularity defines the core of the new Sprinter concept, reflecting both sector-specific requirements and different customer segments. The sector-specific solutions cover a range from classic courier services over the last delivery mile to goods transport over longer distances and right up to service technicians who use their vehicle as a mobile replacement parts store. The new Sprinter can also be put to work as a camper van or bus, and is used as an ambulance by rescue services. The target groups are just as diverse as the applications. The Sprinter supplies the answers to all transport needs for both tradition-conscious owners and cost-conscious fleet managers. The relatively young group of start-up managers e.g. providing delivery services in the urban environment, and also future-oriented career changers with a clear objective of sustainable mobility, will also find a home at Mercedes-Benz Vans.
Panel van, Tourer, pickup, chassis or as the perfect passenger vehicle, a bus: on the basis of these vehicle types, the Sprinter sets new standards in modularity. Alongside the well-proven rear and all-wheel drive systems, the range is for the first time completed by a front-wheel drive system. The cab design as a classic single cab or crewcab, four different body lengths and adaptable tonnages and load compartment heights make the third edition of the Sprinter a world champion for individualisation. Right and left-hand drive models are available according to sales market, while the tractor head variant is produced exclusively for bodybuilders and additional body variants. The result is an unprecedented variety of variants, as the Sprinter can be configured in 1700 different versions using these parameters alone – not even counting classic features such as paint finishes, air conditioning or seat configurations.
When it comes to the load compartment, the most important decisions for subsequent areas of use not only involve the choice of vehicle model, cab design, body length and tonnage. Depending on the type of model, the load compartment too can be independently adapted to suit the purpose and business model of the user. In the panel van as the most popular model variant, the basic version with a metal loading floor, already suits the majority of customers. If the van is used e.g. by service technicians as a mobile parts store carrying heavy loads, then the heavy-duty wood flooring is the version of choice. This variant was principally developed for transport requirements where the load is distributed over just a few load-bearing points in the load compartment – for example when shelving is installed or in the case of particularly heavy and bulky goods. If a more even load distribution is possible, a new, lightweight plastic floor shows its advantages and increases the scope with respect to payload. The Sprinter bus and Tourer come equipped with specially designed plastic flooring as standard.
Optional, load-carrying claddings on the wheel arches are another new feature. This means that the full width of the load compartment can be used above the wheel arches. Other innovations include optional, movable pallet supports with an integrated stowage compartment in the entry steps, and inside roof racks. If the cargo is particularly temperature-sensitive, an optional heating system for the load compartment ensures the right climate behind the cab.