The Citroen Relay & the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter are 2 large vans crying out for your attention, which is why Vanarama Van Expert Tom Roberts has put them head-to-head...
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, a hub of class-leading technology and a top contender for having the biggest body when it comes to leasing vans. Its set of specs and dimensions sprint to first place in the light commercial vehicle sector.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Specifications & Dimensions
There is no way you can ignore how big the body of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is, so let’s credit its specs & dimensions.
- 6 models (panel van, crew van, chassis cab, chassis crew cab, tourer, tractor head for motorhome)
- Manual or automatic gearbox
- Front wheel drive/rear wheel drive/all-wheel drive
- 4-cylinder diesel engine (3.0-litre/2.1-litre)
- 4 body lengths (L1, L2, L3, L4)
- 3 roof heights (H1, H2, H3)
- Loading capacity up to 17 cubic metres
With 1,700 variants available you’ll never be stuck for choice with the Sprinter.
Mercedes Sprinter Drive & Trim
Mercedes don’t mess around when it comes to interior & the Mercedes Sprinter is no exception.
Simple & sophisticated, the sprinter has a standard spec & long list of extra features you can add if you want the ultimate van.
Sprinter is available in three levels of trim - Pure, Progressive & Power.
Tech does the talking in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (literally), there’s the Linguatronic voice command system & it’s fitted as standard with the optional navigation system! Just say: “Hey, Mercedes!”
All Mercedes-Benz Sprinters come with Mercedes PRO connect as standard. It’s an integrated system which allows for remote monitoring & communication from base, including assigning tasks & tracking jobs. It can report on critical fluid levels & you can even remotely lock your van. Geofencing alerts you of unauthorised movements.
Other top-class tech fitted in the entry-level trim includes:
- 7” infotainment touchscreen
- Keyless start
- Enhanced connectivity – USB-C, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android auto, DAB radio
- Swift breakdown assistance – at the push of a button
- Multifunction steering wheel
Top-class tech fitted in the entry-level ‘PURE’ trim includes:
MBUX 7” infotainment touchscreen with enhanced connectivity – USB-C, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android auto, DAB radi
Safety features including Active Brake ASSIST, ADAPTIVE ESP®, ATTENTION ASSIST & Crosswind ASSIST
Swift breakdown assistance – at the push of a button
Multifunction steering wheel
Features to enhance the Sprinters superiority can be added: 10” infotainment touchscreen, satellite navigation including the geocoded ‘What3words’ location identification system, reversing cameras, an auxiliary heater that warms engine coolant & interior, electric mirrors & lots more.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Official Co2 emission figures for the Sprinter are as low as 195g/km with combined fuel consumption figures starting at 32.1mpg for the 315 CDi Van L1 H1 RWD.
Mercedes eSprinter All Electric Van
The new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter brings all electric technology to the large panel van. With a range of up to 96 miles & charging times to 80% as low as 30 minutes, the eSprinter is a great proposition for those involved in urban deliveries, particularly in clean air or low emission zones.
How much does it cost to lease a Mercedes Sprinter?
The Mercedes Sprinter is big & so is the price if you buy it outright. If you want a Sprinter van but you don’t want to pay the big upfront cost, then it’s most affordable when leased. Our leasing packages
spread monthly payments over a contracted period (2 or five years). When you lease with us, we guarantee low initial rentals at the most competitive price due to our Price Promise.
Sprinter Van Reviews
If you’re looking for a van that’s big on the road & technology the Sprinter is first to the finish line. Read our full in-depth new Mercedes-Sprinter review for more information.