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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Sprinter Van Great for Business Because of Its Price

Vincentric, a company that tracks ownership costs, found out that the total cost of ownership of a Sprinter Van in Canada is 7.7 to 9.1 % lower than other vans. That is based on a 25,000 kilometer driving distance per year and factoring depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees and taxes, repairs and maintenance. With all these in mind, the amount saved in ownership cost could be translated to $6,000 to $7,000 per year on a five-year period. And the data said that this is mainly due to low fuel costs, a total of $2,500 per year, followed by maintenance savings because you don’t really have to take the vehicle to… Continue Reading »


Waitrose Taps Gas-Powered Merc Sprinters to Slash Carbon Footprint

Bracknell-based UK upmarket supermarket chain Waitrose has just acquired a quintet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter NGT models. NGT stands for Natural Gas Technology, and this means that the Sprinters all run on Liquid Bio-methane, sustainable natural gas that was made from landfill gas. The move aims to bolster Waitrose’s green initiatives as the vans operate from locations outside London. “This is a very exciting project,” said Ray Collington, who works as the fleet engineer for Waitrose parent company, the John Lewis Partnership. “We are committed to reducing our CO2 footprint, which is why much of our own food waste goes back into anaerobic digestion.” The five NGT Sprinters were supplied by… Continue Reading »


Gibbs Surfacing Acquires New Sprinter Vans

To bolster its equipment lineup, UK-based independent surfacing contractor Gibbs Surfacing has just invested in a bunch of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles of different types. The Sprinters run on Euro 5 compliant engines, with 129 hp and astoundingly-low emission rates. They come in the yellow livery of Gibbs Surfacing, and have beacon bars mounted on top of the roof. Of the six total Sprinters, three are of the Long chassis variety, able to seat as many as seven people inside the four-door crew cabs. These were converted to accommodated dropsiders for transporting a variety of things. The other half of the lot are of the Dualiner variety, possessing second rows of… Continue Reading »


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