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Selected Style RWD 1500 135" 1LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 1500 135" 1LS 13 17 $26,914 $28,940
RWD 1500 135" 1LT 13 17 $26,914 $28,940
RWD 2500 135" 1LS 11 17 $27,746 $29,835
RWD 2500 135" 1LT 11 17 $27,746 $29,835
RWD 3500 135" 1LS 11 17 $29,880 $32,130
RWD 3500 135" 2LS N/A N/A $41,915 $45,070
RWD 3500 135" 1LT 11 17 $29,880 $32,130
RWD 3500 135" 2LT N/A N/A $41,915 $45,070
RWD 3500 155" 1LS 11 17 $31,620 $34,000
RWD 3500 155" 2LS N/A N/A $43,654 $46,940
RWD 3500 155" 1LT 11 17 $31,620 $34,000
RWD 3500 155" 2LT N/A N/A $43,654 $46,940
AWD 1500 135" 1LS 13 17 $30,220 $32,495
AWD 1500 135" 1LT 13 17 $30,220 $32,495
RWD 2500 144"
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
RWD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,914
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,940
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$667 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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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 13 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Panel Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 65.8 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 -
Second Hip Room (in) 65.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 68.8 -
Third Leg Room (in) 36.6 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 -
Third Hip Room (in) 63.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 68.6 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 -
Passenger Capacity 8 12
Third Head Room (in) 38.5 -
Front Hip Room (in) 65.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.4 -
Height, Overall (in) 83.7 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) 17.7 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 49.4 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 49.4 -
Wheelbase (in) 135.0 144.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.0 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.2 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) 44.1 -
Overhang, Front (in) 39.7 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 18.3 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.0 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 29.1 27.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 224.1 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) 47.9 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 216.2 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 57.1 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 92.1 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 153.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 51.8 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 89.1 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.4 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 126.2 128.5
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
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) 13.0 x 1.2 -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31.0 26.4
Fuel Tank Location Mid-frame Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.4 47.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 17.2 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 662
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2004 6084
Rear Tire Order Code YPR RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 662
Spare Tire Size P245/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code XPR RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2004 5556
Spare Tire Order Code ZPR NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 930 750
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6200 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 6200 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2540 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7300 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3600 3970
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 3104 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4000 5360
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 850
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Diesel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 334 @ 4500 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code LMF MG3
Displacement 5.3L/323 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5200 161 @ 3800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14 -
Transmission
Trans Order Code M30 G42
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA No
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Express Passenger Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code ZW9 -
Body Style 1500 135" WB Passenger Van
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600 -
Suspension Type - Rear Hypoid Drive Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 5360
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.3 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600 3970
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.92
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out Sliding
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 13.1 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
-
 
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