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Fully electric big battery eSprinter joins new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter range updated with advanced safety and media tech: Price and specs

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Mercedes-Benz eSprinter
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

Mercedes-Benz has updated its Sprinter van range with more safety equipment and comfort features, plus the addition of an all-electric eSprinter variant. The entry price into the line-up now kicks off at almost $5000 more than before.

The Sprinter range now starts at $71,740 for the medium wheel base (MWB) 311 Panel van and tops out at $121,041 for the new fully electric long wheel base (LWB) eSpinter.

All variants from panel vans to cab chassis body styles come updated with a large amount of safety tech including Active Lane Keeping Assist and Traffic Sign Assist.

Two new safety items specifically tailored for commercial use are Moving Off Information Assist which monitors areas around the vehicles at speed below 10km/h and Side Guard Assist which supports the blind spot warning system but at lower speeds.

A leather-wrapped steering wheel with touch sensitive buttons and hands-off detection is also new.

The features join the Sprinters otherwise comprehensive safety list which includes AEB, crosswind assistance, load adaptive control and roll over mitigation.  

A thorax airbag has been added as well to the existing front and side airbags protecting the driver and front passenger. 

Cabin media technology also gets a boost with a new 10.25-inch touchscreen and “Hey Mercedes” assistant with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android auto.

Mercedes-Benz eSprinter
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

The Sprinter range has lost its front wheel drive variants as it moves exclusively to rear-wheel drive with a 2.0-litre four cylinder turbo diesel engine powering the combustion engine line-up. The four-cylinder comes in several tunes producing: 84kW/300 Nm in the 311 Panel Van; 120kW/340Nm in the 315 and 415 Panel Van; 125kW and 400Nm in the 317, 417, 517 Panel vans and 517 Cab Chassis; and 140kW and 450Nm in 319, 419, 519 Panel Vans and 519 Cab Chassis.

The new electric eSprinter is also rear-wheel drive and comes in panel van form only. The eSprinter is offered in a choice of MWB with an 81kWh battery and LWB with a 113kWh battery with a range up up to 440km (WLPT). 

Both eSpinters have a single electric motor making 150kW and 400Nm, and have a gross vehicle weight of up to 4.25 tonnes.

As for ownership costs all Sprinters including the eSprinter are covered by Mercedes-Benz's five-year/250,000km warranty, while the eSprinter's electric battery is covered by an eight-year 160,000km warranty. 

Variant

Price (MSRP)

311 Sprinter  PV (MWB)

$71,740

315 Sprinter PV (MWB)

$79,706

317 Sprinter PV (MWB)

$83,752

319 Sprinter PV (MWB)

$87,241

415 Sprinter PV (MWB) 

$81,974

417 Sprinter PV (MWB) 

$86,018 

419 Sprinter PV (MWB) 

$89,509

517 Sprinter PV (MWB) 

$91,101 

519 Sprinter PV (MWB) 

$94,589 

517 Sprinter CC  (MWB) 

$81,547

519 Sprinter CC (MWB)  

$84,985

519 Sprinter Dual CC (MWB)

$89,191 

eSprinter 81kWh (MWB)

$104,313 

eSprinter11kWh (LWB)

$121,041

 

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