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 and dimensions
There is no way you can ignore how big the body of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is, so let’s credit its specs and dimensions.
- 6 models (panel van, crew van, chassis cab, chassis crewcab, 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 and trim
Mercedes don’t mess around when it comes to interior and the Mercedes Sprinter is no exception.
Simple and sophisticated, the sprinter has a standard spec and long list of extra features you can add if you want the ultimate trim.
Tech does the talking in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (literally), there’s a voice command system AND it’s fitted as standard with the navigation system!
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
Features to enhance the Sprinters superiority can be added: 10” infotainment touchscreen, reversing cameras, an auxiliary heater that warms engine coolant and interior, electric mirrors and lots more.
Mercedes Sprinter fuel economy and emissions
The all-new Mercedes Sprinter comes in a range of outputs: 112 bhp, 143 bhp, 163 bhp or the fastest producing 190 bhp. Estimated emissions for the 316 CDI L2 model (manual and automatic) produces 226g/km and 235g/km. The combined fuel economy is between 31.7 mpg and 32.8 mpg.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter finance
How much does it cost to lease a Mercedes Sprinter?
The Mercedes Sprinter is big and 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.
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So, if you’re looking for a van that’s big on the road AND technology the Sprinter is first to the finish line. The range offers medium and long wheelbase options, as well as a conversion that allows for refrigeration or deep freeze. The level of customisation is such that you can even request adjustments in the final drive ratio to better suit your typical payloads, destinations and driving style.