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Selected Style Ext 111" WB RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext 111" WB RWD 16 21 $22,109 $24,430
Ext 111" WB AWD 14 17 $23,919 $26,430
2500 144"
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Cab Size

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,109
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$407 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter now offers 4x4 for improved all-weather and all-terrain ability, building on its proven strengths as a flexible business vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Panel Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 38.5 -
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 -
Third Hip Room (in) 57.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 67.1 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 -
Third Head Room (in) 38.7 -
Front Hip Room (in) 65.0 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 67.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 -
Passenger Capacity 8 12
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 -
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.5 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) 34.5 -
Overhang, Front (in) 32.5 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.2 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 26.0 27.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 189.8 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) 46.8 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.4 -
Height, Overall (in) 75.0 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) 19.5 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 42.0 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 46.0 -
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 144.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 47.2 65
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 61.7 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 104.4 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.6 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.6 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 170.4 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 28.4 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 41.3 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 126.0 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.1 -
Brake Type Pwr -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.79 -
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 27 26.4
Fuel Tank Location Front of rear axle Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 13 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.2 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5 47.6
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 662
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code QRD RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3107 5556
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 662
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3107 6084
Rear Tire Order Code QRD RH8
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4900 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 490 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 750
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1946 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2800 3970
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9500 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2293 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5900 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3100 5360
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 850
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4400 161 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System MFI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code LU3 MG3
Displacement 4.3L/262 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler Yes None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 -
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.42
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 2.86
Trans Order Code M30 G42
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA No
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Auto w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.05 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.92
Trans Type 4 7
Trans PTO Access NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Astro Passenger Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code ZW9 -
Body Style 111" WB Passenger Van
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 -
Axle Type - Rear Independent Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3100 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800 3970
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.92
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear Single stage spring Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3100 5360
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type Sliding Sliding
 
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