The all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has arrived and we travelled to the new plant in Charleston, South Carolina to take a look at the new van firsthand.
This is the first all-new Sprinter in over a decade, and it comes as completely customizable as previous versions. In fact, everything behind the b-pillar stays the same on the Sprinter, which means that all existing up fitter shelving and other aftermarket accessories can be taken from the old van and transplanted into the new one.
Like the outgoing Sprinter, there are two wheelbase choices, three lengths and two roof height choices that you have to make with the new Sprinter, along with a pair of powertrain options. Four different weight classes offering different GVWRs are also available. Needless to say, purchasing a Sprinter needs a lot of research.
Four different body types are available with the Sprinter: Cargo Van, Passenger Van (up to 14 person capacity), Crew Van and a Chassis Cab.
Lots of new technology is available in Sprinter as well including an all-new infotainment system and the new MercedesPro connectivity suite. It helps a fleet of vans stay connected so maintenance, location, logging drives and more can be handled by a central computer. It also allows you to program different drivers into the system, allowing unique settings to be saver for each driver.
The 2019 Sprinter will go on sale before the end of 2019, and at launch it will be available with a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel making 190 horsepower and 324 lb-ft of torque. That’s just a little more power than the outgoing model, but this engine is now paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
For the base Sprinter cargo van with the 3.0-liter diesel, pricing begins at $39,790, a full $205 lower than the outgoing Sprinter.
Coming in 2019, a new 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 190 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque will be offered in the Sprinter, bringing the starting price down by $6,000 to $33,790.
To get all the rest of the details on the 2019 Sprinter, check out the video embedded above! Or, if you want to see the old 2018 Sprinter 4×4 heading off-road, watch the video below.