Mercedes-Benz Vans scored two wins at the 2013 Van Fleet World Honours: the Sprinter took home the Best Large Van award, while the division scored the Safety Award. The Sprinter van, as well as the other candidates for the Best Large Van award, underwent rigorous testing. In addition, leasing companies’ evaluation on the vans’ service costs, resale value, and fuel consumption was also part of the final score. The Safety Award was given to Mercedes-Benz Vans, who also won it last year. The Sprinter is always at the forefront of van safety as well as driver assistance systems. The new Sprinter comes with five fresh assistance systems that are aimed… Continue Reading »
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According to a report on Bloomberg, Daimler is in talks with Renault on a possible cooperation for a new large van model, yet another instance of the existing pact between the two automakers. A Daimler spokeswoman, Uta Leitner, has confirmed from Stuttgart that there are discussions with Renault, but that these are “early talks.” Raluca Barb, speaking for Renault, has also confirmed that there have been talks, and she added that there are still decisions to make, particularly where production sites are concerned. The 2010 partnership with Renault-Nissan has unfolded quite nicely, and we have that to thank for new models such as the Citan delivery van and the Kangoo…. Continue Reading »
With a name derived from “city” and “titan”, you could expect this van to be the next big thing in city driving. The new van is said to have different versions, diesel, electric, and petrol. It will also be available in different lengths and weights and with a body ranging from crewbus to panelvan. Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes Vans said, “We will take advantage of the trend toward city vans.” The company also said that they want this van to be suited to the variety of commercial applications. Quality plus function is equal to Mercedes Citan.
Ever dreamt of owning an electric vehicle? Think about it – you won’t have to stop by gasoline stations to fill up, and thus you won’t have to worry about world oil prices rising. You’ll just have to find a charging station and pay for a full battery’s worth of charging. Well, if you can’t afford to buy an EV, whether in terms of time or money, perhaps you could rent one. If you look around, you’ll find that there are dozens of electric cars to choose from. But hopefully you’ll realize that there aren’t much electric vans roaming around. Enter Europcar to fill in that void. Mercedes-Benz came up… Continue Reading »
Cognizant of the fact that utility vehicles don’t always travel on paved roads, Mercedes has announced that its vans and large-capacity vehicles are available with all-wheel drive. These include the Vito, Sprinter, Vario or Viano. According to Daimler, ”The comprehensive range offered by the all-wheel-drive quartet from Mercedes-Benz Vans covers the complete spectrum from comfortable large-capacity vehicle to sturdy large-volume van.” Of the four, three are available with Mercedes’ 4ETS Electronic Traction System. The vans feature permanent all-wheel drive and automatic transmissions. Four cylinder CDI diesel engines ranging from 136 hp to 163 hp are available with the standard BlueEfficiency package. Aside from these, the Sprinter 4×4 is also available… Continue Reading »
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 »
It’s only a matter of time before electric vehicles start to increase in numbers. They not only bring with them fuel savings, but virtually zero emissions as well, making them uber-friendly to the environment. Take the Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell for instance. Given a huge number of businesses that use vans for transporting their products and services, there’ll be a lot less waste and pollution floating around with electric vans taking over. Just this week, a bunch of Vito E-Cells were presented at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Berlin as part of the company’s pro-environment program entitled GoGreen. One of their partners is Deutsche Post DHL, who are now testing the E-Cell’s… Continue Reading »