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Mercedes-Benz Sprinters Recalled

According to Mercedes-Benz USA, there are five models of the Sprinter van being recalled at the moment, thanks to an interior trim issue affecting some 2007 and 2010 models of the Sprinter 2500 and 3500. In the five vehicle models affected, the right interior trim might not be installed, which will cause the vehicle to fail the “Occupant Protection in Interior Impact” component of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 201. With the wrong trim in place, there is an increased risk of injury in the event that the car gets involved in an accident where the A-pillar is impacted. If you own any of the affected Sprinter models, February… Continue Reading »

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DHL Places Bulk Order for 1,300 Sprinter Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans has just received its biggest German order for 2010 just when the year is standing on its last few days. Deutsche Post DHL, an international express mail logistics provider, ordered 1,300 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 310 CDI vans from the company. Delivery started right away, with the first batch of Sprinters handed over to Thomas Zuber, DHL’s Head of the Letter and DHL Parcel Delivery. Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Volker Mornhinweg presented the vehicles. All of the units are expected to be delivered and operational within a year. “We’re very happy about this major order and are also proud that an important customer like Deutsche Post DHL is relying on… Continue Reading »

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Introducing: the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Grand Edition

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… Continue Reading »

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Daimler to Produce Sprinter Vans in Russia

Daimler AG is recognized as the biggest manufacturer of trucks worldwide, and now it is expanding its Russian commercial-vehicle presence by manufacturing Sprinter vans as part of a partnership with OAO GAZ of billionaire Oleg Deripaska. This endevour entails some 100 million euro (around $131 million) in investments from Daimler in order to make the plant ready to produce a planned 250,000 units of the delivery van annually. The GAZ plant can be found in Nizhny Novgorod. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said that the Russian commercial-vehicle market “is offering major growth prospects,” and of course it would be foolish to ignore such an opportunity. That’s why Daimler is capitalizing on… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz UK teams up with The Food Bank at Milton Keynes

Have a heart for the poor? Donate food items this October 1 and 2 at the Midsummer Place Shopping Center at Milton Keynes. Mercedes-Benz UK will be on site to support the food collection event dubbed The Food Bank. The event is a basic system of collecting, organizing and distributing food donations to people who have been thrown off the economic ladder and living lives in poverty due to unfortunate events such as death in the family, sickness, over expenditure or even theft. The event is important because it makes up for lack of support or help from national government and social care infrastructure by giving out food until these… Continue Reading »

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Sprinter vans to clean up Southwark Borough in London

The London Borough of Southwark has got a brand new fleet of environmentally-friendly vehicles to help clean the streets and lessen air pollution. They’re none other than Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter van, chosen by the Southwark Council after a salvo of tests to confirm its environmental prowess. Around 47 Sprinters have been ordered, and an engine that’s compliant with Euro 5 emission standards and the Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle, or EEV, standards powers each one of them. Mercedes-Benz took it upon themselves to design their vans’ engines to be EEV-certified to have a cutting-edge advantage of competing manufacturers. The Sprinters are also equipped with Mercedes-Benz’s ECO-Start technology, a system that improves fuel economy… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter City out on the streets of Berlin

The taxi driver’s guild of Berlin announced their recently acquired 27 units of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter City 35 minibuses that are already distributed for use in the city.  The reason for the recent acquisition is to come to terms with assisting low transit routes commuters and by also avoiding the use of full sized buses during these trips.  The mini buses will replace the current taxi vans and provide rides to shift workers, night travellers and tourists.  The Berlin Transportation Company (BVG) is the one responsible for the purchase of the minibuses, has chosen Berliner Taxigewerbe to be in charge of the vehicles and routes.  According to the Chairman of the… Continue Reading »

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