How the all-new 2024 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter aims to be the best pickup truck on the market
Mercedes Benz It finally discontinued all of its gas-powered vehicles, including its largest offering in the U.S. – the Sprinter. The 2024 Mercedes Sprinter may be the last of its kind in the United States, as the company has converted all of its vans to electric models.
In the case of the Sprinter, the eSprinter actually replaces it. But before you promise that, the 2024 Sprinter aims to be the best cargo van on the market. YouTuber Ben Hardy gives an explanation of how Mercedes aims to achieve this.
Versatile in size with a spacious and accessible interior
Mercedes’ primary customers for the Sprinter are business owners who need to move goods from one place to another on a regular schedule. Moving goods quickly needs a spacious and versatile truck. The Sprinter fits this description perfectly, simply because of its size. In Ben Hardy’s YouTube video, the Sprinter overtakes other vehicles in a parking spot.
Depending on the version chosen, the Sprinter can be up to 290 inches long, 108 inches high and up to 96 inches wide (including mirrors). These measurements reveal the massive nature of the truck while giving business owners an idea of how spacious it is inside.
Ben noted that the Sprinter’s rear doors can open very wide, allowing a full view of the luggage space. The Sprinter also features wide side doors. Together both doors allow easy access to all 469 cubic meters of rear cabin space. ft (max) of cargo space. Depending on the variant, the Sprinter can haul up to 6,812 pounds.
Versatile powertrain configurations to meet different needs
To attract business customers with diverse needs, Mercedes offers the Sprinter in different mechanical configurations. The truck’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine is available in two power levels. The standard output unit delivers 170 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The high-output version, on the other hand, delivers 211 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Both versions offer good power and torque, making them more attractive than competing trucks.
The Sprinter also comes with a responsive transmission – the Mercedes-Benz 9G-tronic 9-speed gearbox. Ben noted that the Sprinter is available with either four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Business customers can choose the appropriate setup, depending on their needs, routes or type of goods. Interestingly, the AWD version of the Sprint has a raised profile.
Loadable with safety technologies, and customizable to preferences
The 2024 Sprinter is available with multiple safety features such as a 360-degree camera, blind spot assist mirror, attention assist, active lane keeping assist, and traffic sign assist. A 360-degree camera and blind spot assist mirror virtually eliminate most blind spots, allowing cargo to maneuver freely in most spaces.
Mercedes also offers equipment for trucks. This means that business owners can customize their Sprinter van according to their needs. Mercedes can make changes to the interior and exterior design to suit different customer preferences. While this may be the last ICE-powered Sprinter Van, Ben says he thinks it’s better than the Cargo Van offerings from both Ram and Ford.
Source: Mercedes-Benz, Ben Hardy on YouTube