Hot on the tail of the Ford E-Transit, the “all-new: Mercedes-Benz eSprinter comes with some big numbers, including the price tag!
The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is launching now with a 170-inch wheelbase version capable of a maximum payload of 2,624 lbs. Maximum GVWR is 9,370 lbs, and the maximum GCWR is 11,023 lbs. Cargo volume is 488 cubic feet. These numbers are competitive with some of the Ford E-Transit’s configurations. Only the 107.1-inch “high roof” option will be offered for now. Other configurations are expected in the future.
Power comes from a 113 kWh Lithium ion phosphate (LFP) battery. That’s significantly larger than Ford’s 68 kWh battery, and output comes in at either 100 kW, or 150 kW. The 150 kW motor is available with “high output” package. the Power goes to the rear axle, and it makes 295 lbs-feet of maximum toque. Capable of DC fastr charging of up to 115 kW, MBUSA says it can charge from 10 – 80-percent in 42-minutes. Charging time with a 240V/32A wall box, from 0-100-percent takes approximately 12.5 hours.
The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is capable of up to 249 miles range, WLPT. WLTP stands for Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure, which tends to be at least 10-percent under what the EPA rates EVs.
New battery tech:
At market launch, the eSprinter will be available as a 170’’ wheelbase cargo van with a high roof equippedMBUSA
with a 113 kilowatt hour battery (usable capacity). The lithium/iron phosphate technology eliminates the use
of any cobalt or nickel and is ideal for light commercial vehicles due to durability. When charging at a wallbox,
the on-board AC charger has a maximum charging power of 9.6 kW, while the standard maximum charging
power at DC fast-charging stations is up to 50 kW. With the optional upgrade, DC Fast Charging is available up
to 115 kW allowing the battery to charge from approx. 10% to 80% in just over 40 minutes.
You can read more about the eSprinter (here).
Automatic regeneration: Part of the effort for max drive efficiency, the eSprinter features three different drive programs and five recuperation stages. “Both functions optimize electrical consumption and range. A special advantage is the automatic function (D Auto) in which the van automatically defines the energy recovery rate based on the traffic situation. A radar sensor automatically adjusts the recuperation strength to ensure optimized recuperation. The ECO Assist in the dashboard shows the driver when to lift his foot off the pedal and then the vehicle can choose automatically the right strength of recuperation. The three drive programs (eco, comfort and
max range) can further assist the driver to drive particularly efficient or with maximum comfort.”
The all-new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Standard Output has a starting MSRP of $71,886 and the High Output comes in at $75,316. These prices do not include the $2,295 destination and delivery charge. The eSprinter is available for orders at dealerships now.