Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a comfortable van to spend long stretches of time in, too: the seats feel like they are designed for long-haul use and the seating position for the driver is quite good. New features in the interior include a new navigation system, Bluetooth, and aux input—all standard. A rearview camera is optional. Despite the difference in power—the inline-four falls short of the V-6 by 27 hp and 59 lb-ft—there is plenty of power, and anyone whose job it is to make deliveries would be happy with the smaller engine. The speed helps make the power discrepancy less noticeable. At the track, the four-cylinder van accelerated to 60 mph in 12.6 seconds and finished the quarter mile in 18.8 seconds at 70.9 mph. What is truly impressive about these numbers is that they really aren’t that far off from those of the V-6-powered van, which hit 60 in 12.4 seconds and ran the quarter in 18.7 seconds at 71.8 mph. That also makes us wonder what the V-6 could do if it were backed by the seven-speed automatic. The van stopped from 60 mph in 134 feet in the V-6-equipped model and in feet 136 in the one with the I-4
Technical Details
Passenger Yes
Engine 2.1L/161-hp/266-lb-ft turbodiesel DOHC 16-valve I-4
Transmission 7-speed automatic (VAN 144); 5-speed automatic (VAN 170)
Weight 5858 lbs
Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H) 232.5 x 79.7 x 107.5 in
Miles per Gallon 17 CITY / 23 HWY
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