For the average American buyer, vans on the market are divided into three categories. One of them is a white Ford Econoline, which accounts for about 80% of all vans sold in the American market, and to this day is the preferred choice of the customers. Then there are the popular vans in the 1970s, the period when the vans were cool and could be observed in a variety of artwork on them. And finally, there are the European vans, where, until recently, the only representative of the Mercedes Sprinter (also sold under the Dodge and Freightliner labels). Mercedes recently refurbished 2014 Sprinter debuted in the European market, which is to debut in North America by the end of the year, which was reason enough for journalists to instructions in Europe for a test drive. On the American market Corolla will have two great rival with whom he is familiar in Europe – Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster (Fiat Ducato). The biggest change to the model for the American market is related to the engine, where the modern diesel 2.1L I4 replaced the 3.0L I6 significantly higher diesel from its predecessor.
2014 Mercedes Sprinter engine
The power of this engine is 161 hp and 359 Nm of torque while the power is transferred to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission. Although significantly lower compared to the I6 engine it replaces, the new I4 engine is slightly more powerful, a force develops at a low 1,400 rpm. Mercedes decided to take this step because of the new standards of consumption in the USA, which will debut in 2016, and although the numbers are not spending published a new engine should be 18% more efficient than its predecessor.
2014 Mercedes Sprinter redesign
From the design shares many refurbished Sprinter line with the rest of Mercedes commercial vehicles from the European market. There are new LED lights, and the design is much more luxurious and more aggressive. In this way German giant wants to change the image of the Sprinter “Mercedes’ outside ‘to’ all Mercedes vans.” List of standard and optional equipment will be long, and it is expected that most customers will opt for the $ 1.780 equipment package that adds warnings acute angle, turn off the road and braking the vehicle in front of you.
While European customers can choose between several different sizes, as well as between the traditional bathtub and pickups, American buyers have a choice outside of very high roof. U.S. buyers will also have the choice of manual transmission, which is not a concern as Automatic perform all tasks without error.
2014 Mercedes Sprinter price
In the end, Mercedes says that customers also save on the cost to replace oil now needs to be done only every 25,000 kilometers. The 2014 Mercedes Sprinter sales start later this year, with a starting price of $ 35,000 would have to be significantly changed.
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