Sometimes, it can be pretty interesting to see automobile manufacturers that fuse some of the things they are known for. In Mercedes-Benz’s case, that’s powerful luxury cars like the SLS AMG and reliable commercial vehicles like the Sprinter van. Now comes a vehicle that will fuse functionality and luxury: the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Grand Edition.
The Sprinter is known mostly for being a delivery van, from couriers like DHL to ice cream companies such as Haagen-Dazs. It’s different with this new Grand Edition, which is more like a luxury mobile office space. The custom-build trim contains deluxe captain’s chairs, a couple of 32-inch LCD TVs, an audio amplifier, a sliding sofa refrigerator, a dashboard with a 6.5-inch display with GPS navigation, and a wireless router for Internet access among a long, long list of other interior furnishings.
The exterior, on the other hand, includes such features as 16-inch aluminum wheel, light and rain sensors, an electrically-heated windshield and a control pad equipped security system. The list of features goes on and on. It’s like the private jet of commercial vehicles.
The Sprinter Grand Edition is an exclusive model sold only at the Mercedes-Benz Manhattan dealership, and sales representative Vincent Varga has said that there were already 4 units sold a week before Christmas. “Some people call it the stand-up Maybach,” Varga said. At $189,850 apiece, it certainly could be.