Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
In Mercedes-Benz speak, our test vehicle was the M-B 314 VS30 MWB VAN FWD, which means the latest generation Sprinter panel van with FWD, medium wheelbase and 314CDI turbo-diesel engine starting at $48,967.
It was also equipped with lots of factory options including the new nine-speed auto ($2614), electric seat pack ($2300), parking pack with 360-degree camera ($1120), active lane-keeping assist ($504), active distance assist ($970), full cabin bulkhead with fixed window ($555), sat-nav ($891), 'Obsidian Black' metallic paint and wood flooring ($2000), leather steering wheel ($210), electric parking brake ($325), wireless phone charging tray ($168) and smartphone cradle ($84).
That big bag of lollies adds up to an $11,741 list price which when combined with the base model’s list price plus GST and on-road costs works out at $66,779 ‘drive-away’ (depending on dealer).
For that sizeable sum the standard equipment list does include numerous convenient features like keyless entry/start, height/reach adjustable steering column, the latest 'MBUX' multimedia system with 7.0-inch touchscreen, steering wheel controls and Siri-style ‘Hi Mercedes’ voice command, daytime running lights, extensive adaptive electronic stability program and more.