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Meet the New and Improved Euro VI-Compliant Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The new model of the highly successful Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is out, and it comes with a number of improvements—not the least of which is compliance with upcoming Euro VI emissions standard, superb efficiency to the tune of 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers, and a whole new suite of safety systems. Crosswind Assist comes standard across the model range, and this new safety system debuts along with COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST (optional), Blind Spot Assist (optional), Highbeam Assist, and Lane Keeping Assist. Mercedes-Benz is keen on keeping accident figures in the van segment down, and these new safety systems should help in that aspect. In addition to the new safety systems,… Continue Reading »

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Four Mercedes-Benz Vans Rallye Teams Join Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles

The Mercedes-Benz Vans Rallye Team had a special guest as they went off to join the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles. The Mercedes-Benz Vans head Volker Mornhinweg personally saw the team off and wished them success in the rallye. The team is represented by women employees of the luxury car manufacturer, craftswomen, and Lina Van de Mars, a TV moderator. The women employees of Daimler went through a qualification process and have proven their off-road skills last year. Lina Van de Mars, a TV moderator from Germany, is a highly-skilled driver and motor sports enthusiast. She will be driving in the event for the first time. Two winners of a magazine-sponsored… Continue Reading »

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Solid 2012 Figures for Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans had a good 2012. While the sales figures and revenues posted by the division was not quite equal to the 2011 numbers, last year was still good enough to be the third-best annual operating result. The 2012 sales were down 4% compared to 2011, with 252,400 units sold last year compared to 264,200 the year prior. As for revenue, it was at around $11.8 billion (€9,070 million), almost the same as 2011 revenue (€9,179 million). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) is pegged at €541 million, a 35-percent drop from 2011′s €835 million. The high level of success is attributed to many factors, including the strategy dubbed “Vans goes… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Top Arctic Van Test

The Mercedes-Benz Citan, Vito, and Sprinter recently showed that they can endure even the most extreme conditions recently. The Citan and the Vito were tested an Arctic Van Test that was held in Finland while the Sprinter drove through the North America until Alaska. The Arctic Van Test saw the Mercedes-Benz Citan outshining its rivals in its category. The Mercedes-Benz van combines comfort, handling and safety to achieve a remarkable driving performance. The vehicle was able to perform well even after temperatures dropped below 25 degrees Celsius. The Mercedes-Benz Vito was also able to outperform other compact vans in the Arctic Van Test. The victories of the two vehicles confirm… Continue Reading »

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11,111th Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Produced by Arobus

As perhaps the world’s best-selling van, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is truly in great demand. It’s used for a wide range of purposes and represents the automaker’s commitment to quality and reliability. That’s why it’s also important to have reliable partners when it comes to making Sprinter variants. Recently, Tuzia, Turkey-based minibus body manufacturer and Mercedes-Benz partner Arobus produced its 11,111th Sprinter, a testament to the successful partnership between the two entities. The partnership started 5 years ago, and the initial order was 250 units. Arobus now produces six different minibus variants of the Sprinter, and the manufacturer’s production is now pegged at around 5,000 units annualy. The majority of the… Continue Reading »

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Sprinter Transformed into One of the Most Luxurious Vans in the World

Lexani Motorcars just released their new fully-configured Mercedes-Benz Sprinter L5-B. What did they do to it? They simply made it into one of the most luxurious vans in the world. A look from the outside or the vehicle will give only give you an ordinary Sprinter. However, once you go inside, you will definitely see what makes it different from other automobiles of its kind. Opening its doors will reveal an interior filled with flair and oozing with awesomeness. Among are the things that you can see inside are the 46-inch Samsung LED TV, intercom, 1000w Alpine audio system, Playstation 3, bar station with refrigerator, plush orthopedic mattress and executive… Continue Reading »

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Epic Arctic Trip Comes to a Conclusion

Mercedes-Benz Canada just announced the conclusion of its Sprinter Arctic Drive. The big press release came on January 30, 2013 which was also the time when the big event was completed. The journey started in Edmonton, Alberta on January 22, 2013. Then, the expedition went through northern British Columbia, the Yukon and all the way to Alaska way past the Arctic Circle which exposed the participants into one of the worlds most dangerous weather conditions. The trip came to a finish in Anchorage, Alaska after an eight-day drive. The epic journey was participated by various automotive journalists from the US and Canada. They were allowed to drive their own Sprinter… Continue Reading »

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