2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Redesign, Price, MGP, News.When Mercedes-Benz brought its Sprinter van to the United States people weren’t sure how will it fair. There was always a doubt how will a luxury commercial vehicle do in America. Now after years on the market and with redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter on the table, we can tell it did well. After Germany, the United States is Mercedes’ most significant market for this type of vehicles.
The German automaker decided to take its van on a new path. The new version now has amazing high-tech, and it is a leader in communications between the driver and his fleet manager. With this van intended for commercial use, this is quite important for all buyers. The new system which powers this segment of 2020 Sprinter goes under the name Mercedes PRO heading.
This system is an update of already existing ones such as Fleetmatics, Enterprise, and Verizon. While all systems focus on the communication between driver and manager Mercedes’s system goes beyond that. It is unlike others mentioned fully integrated to the van and Benz’s MBUX infotainment system.
2020 MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER ENGINE
Neither manual gearbox nor FWD will be available in the States. What they get are three power plants which all use the automatic transmission. They are gasoline in-line four which has with 188 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and two types of diesel. One is a 161-hp turbo-diesel four-cylinder making 266 lb-ft. The second diesel is a 188-hp turbo V-6 with 325 lb-ft.
2020 MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER INTERIOR
The rest of the interior is not as luxury as you would expect out of Mercedes’ vehicle. This is normal because this is a workload vehicle and its accent is not on comfort and luxury for which Mercedes’ is renown. In addition to 7.0- or a 10.3-inch touchscreen which is a state of art product the rest of the interior is not as ‘fancy.’ It is made out of plastic without too much premium feel.
Mercedes is not stopping here with upgrades on Sprinter For the upcoming year, they have a plan to launch a fully electrified model of this van. The standard engines include different diesel and gasoline units depending on which market are you buying. The biggest output offered with any powertrain is 188 horsepower. The standard drive is as usually front-wheel-drive, but now, for the first time, there will also be an AWD Sprinter. As far the transmission goes you can choose between a six-speed manual gearbox and nine-speed automatic one.
2020 MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER EXTERIOR
On the outside, you will notice the similarities between 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and 2016 Vision Van Concept. Compared to the outgoing model the new one has more round shape, derived of sharp lines that were the trademark of the last model. Its looks never were what interested customers. It was how big its cargo space is? Well regardless if you opt for a 170-inch wheelbase or a 154-inch one and rear-wheel-drive you get 600 cubic feet of space. You can load up to 12,000 pounds. With metrics like this, the new Sprinter is better than its predecessor in all segments.
2020 MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER RELEASE DATE
One fun thing regarding 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is its origin. The new model is only partially made in the United States. If you didn’t know the German car giant invested millions in its new Charleston, South Carolina assembly plant. They build the Sprinter in Germany, only to disassemble it, ship to America, and then assemble it again. This process already started, and you can expect the new 2020 Sprinter on the US market before the turn of 2018.
2020 MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER PRICE
The full pricing will be known closer to the end of the year, we can state the starting price. New Sprinter will cost $34,990 for its base installment. This might look much, but luxury vans aren’t cheap. Regardless of high price, Sprinter has had a broad market in the States for years. This will not change with the new version considering how much Benz invested in this segment and this particular product.