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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
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,430
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$407 / month
$667 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 21 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Panel Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.0 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 42.0 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 46.0 -
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 144.3
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 47.2 63.2
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
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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 -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 27 26.4
Fuel Tank Location Front of rear axle Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5 47.6
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 -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3107 6084
Rear Tire Order Code QRD RH8
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 750
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3100 5360
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
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Engine
Displacement 4.3L/262 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler Yes None
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 -
Transmission
Trans Type 4 7
Trans PTO Access NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.42
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
Summary
Body Style 111" WB Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Astro Passenger Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code ZW9 -
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3100 5360
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 -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type Sliding Sliding
 
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