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The Mercedes - Benz Sprinter 313Cdi is like its predecessors offering a quality vehicle by anyone's standards. The popular panel van has both the load capacity and the power to transport significant loads over distance, and be a comfortable ride for the driver as it chugs along the open road.
The 2.1 litre engine gives 129 bhp and a torque of 305Nm. Shifting its payload of 1415kg is not a problem for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and the payload can be loaded via rear doors or a sliding side door. The loading height of the van measures at 668mm which considering its size is pretty good. The load length is 3265mm, width of 1736mm which narrows to 1350mm between the wheel arches, and has a load height 3265mm. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is capable of transporting big loads across distance, and gives a respectable 33.6 miles per gallon.
Safety is a big feature of the Mercedes -Benz Sprinter range, and to this end they have supplied three point seatbelts with pretensioners and force - limiters, a bulkhead between the driver and the loading area, extensive impact protection, and the adaptive ESP stability control system as standard.
The ESP stability control is a clever piece of technology and is designed to help the driver retain control over the van regardless of the driving conditions encountered. The Mercedes - Benz Sprinter is also equipped with ABS and brakeforce distribution, and all three of these technologies combined enables wheels to be braked independently, compensates traction by position of the load and the vehicle, and can estimate the van's centre of gravity and mass. In turn it will adjust the grip of the vehicle accordingly. Just to spice up the technology further, it applies steering compensation through over and understeering as it deems necessary.
The cab on the Mercedes - Benz Sprinter borrows a lot from its cars. The instruments have that luxury car look and the stereo and ventilation controls have come from the same stable too. This gives the Mercedes - Benz Sprinter more in cab luxury than any other panel van affords. Somewhat strangely, the storage options are not really abundant, with just overhead storage being a nice touch. Nonetheless, the whole interior has got that touch of class.
Without a doubt Mercedes - Benz Sprinters are a quality affair. They have everything that vans in this class should have, together with built in features that are in some cases awe inspiring.
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Nicholas Kerwin Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
A very nice van
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James Hunt Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Kevin Longhurst Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Great van so many new features
Andrew Raistrick Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Peter Farrell Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Its a lovely drive our driver says.
Jason Waskiewicz Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Fantastic plenty of room in back for my work
Keith Young Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
For safety reasons I believe that a reversing camera should be fitted as standard
Richard Dardis Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Good reliable vehicle, could have more creature comforts in the cab and load height is a bit higher then other vehicles we have so makes the internal height smaller.
Kelvin Barks Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
All round very good. Well impressed. It does everything you ask of it and more.
Michael Wilson Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
No better Vehicle on the market for the Courier game. Not the cheapest but the best never is. If you buy cheap you get cheap.
John Cook Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Reliable overall performance.
Andrew Burt Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
It's the best van on the road, its built to last and will drive just as good when its 5 years old with 100000 miles on it. It's very comfy and makes work a pleasure.
Brad Wright Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Mercedes are strong but a lot more expensive than the Volkswagen equivalent but Volkswagen are prone to gearbox issues.
Rob Hall Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Great van, this is the second Sprinter used within the company. I wouldn't buy anything else.
Jonathan Fletcher Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Too early to comment on reliability but a good spec for a low price and feels good to drive.
Jonathan Clough Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
We've been using these vans since 2005 and never been let down by one!
Stephen Somerville Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Very nice van, very big and comfortable.
David Morris Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Absolutely love it! What a van and a lot cheaper than I had been quoted from other firms.
Martin Rand Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
The Mercedes is as expected, excellent. It is far more comfortable vehicle to drive than the Transit and handles exceptionally well. It's almost like driving my CLS :-)
Neil William Evans Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
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Brett Hyde Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Very good looking van. The van has been sign written and is a good advert for my business.
Gary Brooks Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
We only took delivery 4 hours before receiving this survey, so unable to comment on the new vehicle. However we already have 2 in the fleet so hope it performs as good as these.
Paul Bitson Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Does everything we want it to. Good build quality.
George Horea Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Briliant, a dream come true.
Tony Spence Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
It's fit for purpose !
Andy Newell Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Cheaper to lease and hopefully service is much better than Volkswagen .