Mercedes-Benz presents the third generation of the Sprinter

February 8th, 2018 by


  • Progressive design, plus new comfort and safety features
  • Maximum cost-effectiveness thanks to lower total operating costs and customer-oriented features
  • Comprehensive internet connectivity to be introduced to Canada (timing TBC)


Legends are made by performance. Since its European market launch in 1995, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has set the standard for an entire vehicle class thanks to its outstanding qualities. Today the third generation of this best-selling van is celebrating its world premiere in the newly constructed Mercedes-Benz logistics center on the Mercator Island in Duisburg. It will arrive to the Canadian market in Q4 of 2018.


“The inland port in Duisburg stands for globality and modern logistics at the highest level. It is therefore the perfect environment in which to present the new Sprinter. The Sprinter continues to embody the traditional attributes that have made it so successful worldwide since its market launch – flexibility, robustness and economy. At the same time it impresses with unrivalled modernity, for example with its connectivity and variability. This makes it the first end-to-end system solution for commercial fleets, both for Mercedes-Benz Vans and for the entire industry,” says Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.


The new Sprinter offers maximum cost-effectiveness thanks to lower total operating costs and customer-oriented features. Mercedes-Benz Vans raises the Sprinter segment to a new level where safety features are concerned with the third generation. The assistance systems available for the new Sprinter include a self-cleaning rear-view camera in the rear-view mirror, a 360-degree view parking camera system, and a rain sensor with an integrated Wet Wiper system for optimum visibility even during the wiping process.



Even more variable and at home in all sectors

With configurations ranging from a Cargo Van to a Passenger Van, from a Cab Chassis to a Crew Van and with multiple cab designs, body lengths, tonnages, load compartment heights, the Sprinter is more versatile than ever. This maximized modularity defines the core of the new Sprinter concept, reflecting both sector-specific requirements and different customer segments. The new Sprinter can also be put to work as a camper van or bus, and can be used as an ambulance by rescue services.


Practical interior and weights up to 12,125 GVWR

The driver’s workplace is uncluttered, practical and designed to meet the relevant transport requirements. The improvements include ergonomically shaped seats, keyless start and an improved air conditioning system. A variable stowage concept ensures that everything has its place. The load compartment also scores with clever detailed solutions. Loadable wheel arches and fully usable load compartment heights increase versatility. The maximum load capacity is 17 cu. m., with tonnages up to 5.5 tonnes. (European figures. Canadian values not yet available)


Constant control over the fleet with Mercedes PRO connect services

Comprehensive internet connectivity will be introduced to Canada in the future, and is another exciting feature of the new Sprinter. The new, networked services of Mercedes PRO connect combined with completely new multimedia systems provide the perfect basis for all logistical and transport requirements. This begins with the complex management of a large fleet and ends with the small company fleet. Mercedes PRO connect links the fleet manager with all the vehicles and drivers in the fleet. This enables assignments to be managed online, and vehicle information such as location, fuel level or maintenance intervals to be retrieved almost in real time. Mercedes PRO connect professionalizes our customers in terms of efficient fleet management, improved navigation, efficient analysis of driving style, digitalized recording and remote vehicle operations.



The new Sprinter brings the future initiative “adVANce” onto the roads

The strategic realignment “adVANce” presented in autumn 2016 means nothing less than the far-reaching transformation of Mercedes-Benz Vans from a pure vehicle manufacturer into a provider of comprehensive mobility solutions. The new Sprinter is highly symbolic of this future initiative by Mercedes-Benz Vans, and reflects the change of strategy. The key elements to cater for customers’ wide range of needs in the commercial transport sector are tailor-made solutions that help to increase efficiency and productivity throughout the value chain. The new Sprinter is the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to embody this new aspiration and make adVANce solutions tangible in practice.


The New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2018


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*European models may be shown.

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