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The Next-Generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Will Showcase New Safety Systems
Information leaked by Mercedes-Benz indicates that new technologies will be offered as standard on the popular commercial van.
By: Motor Werks Mercedes-Benz Hoffman Estates
As the commercial van market becomes even more competitive with the addition of the new Ford Transit Connect and Ram ProMaster entering the fray, Mercedes-Benz is clearly taking the challenge seriously. In photos, the camouflaged prototype of the next-generation Sprinter doesn’t look all that different from the current model, but what is creating the buzz is the announced inclusion of advanced safety systems, many of which are already standard features on most Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
The safety updates to the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter include:
Collision prevention assist
High beam assist
Lane keeping assist
Blind spot assist
The rearview camera and blind spot assist will be enormously helpful additions to any cargo van; and for the high-profile, tall-riding Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, with its best-in-class standing height, the crosswind assist feature is especially attractive.
Along with making safety a standard feature, the future Mercedes-Benz Sprinter may see an upgrade to its powerful and efficient BlueTEC® V6 clean diesel engine, and possibly a new 7-speed automatic transmission in addition to the current 5-speed. The current European Sprinter models come with either a V6 or a 4-cylinder engine, and there has been some speculation that the 4-cylinder may also be made available in the U.S.
Those interested in learning more about the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and its array of new safety systems are encouraged to visit Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates. They are conveniently located at 1000 West Golf Road in Hoffman Estates, IL, across the street from the Poplar Creek Country Club, IL, just minutes from Naperville. For hours and directions (http://www.mercedeshoffman.com/