9 May 2018

New Sprinter price revealed

Mercedes-Benz Ireland has released prices for the new generation Sprinter van in advance of its arrival here, writes Brian Byrne. I drove it a while back abroad, and initial impressions are that it's a very comfortable and competent vehicle indeed.

The starting RRP will be €21,950, plus taxes and charges. The Sprinter arrives early next month, and dealers were recently in Portugal for a global training event.

The new Sprinter will come with a FWD version for the first time, in addition to the RWD and AWD which are the options of the outgoing model. A chassis cab version will be available for use by conversion companies including RV builders.

A WiFi hotspot will also be available within the connectivity options.

The full range of driver assistance systems that are part of the Mercedes-Benz passenger cars environment will also be available in the new Sprinter, in addition to specific ones for LCVs such as the side wind assistance.

These will include a reversing camera showing its image in the rear-view mirror, a Parking Package with a 360-degree all-round view, and a rain sensor with an integrated wet wiper system — the washer fluid is passed through the wiper arms, sprayed directly ahead of the wiper blades and wiped away with no delay.