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1500 109" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 109" WB 15 16 $17,815 $20,035
1500 127" WB 15 16 $17,854 $20,080
1500 109" WB Conversion 15 16 $17,858 $20,085
1500 127" WB Conversion 14 16 $17,940 $20,180
2500 127" WB 14 16 $19,144 $21,580
2500 127" WB Conversion 14 16 $19,638 $22,155
1500 127" WB Maxi 15 16 $19,668 $22,190
3500 127" WB N/A N/A $20,593 $23,265
3500 127" WB Conversion N/A N/A $20,645 $23,325
2500 127" WB Maxi 14 16 $20,920 $23,645
3500 127" WB Maxi N/A N/A $21,062 $23,810
3500 127" WB Maxi Conversion N/A N/A $21,419 $24,225
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RWD 2500 144"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
RWD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
4WD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
RWD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,815
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,035
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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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
City
15 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
16 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Dual Swing-Out Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
68.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
39.0 -
Front Hip Room (in)
66.0 -
Passenger Capacity
2 12
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
55.7 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
80.1 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
48.9 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 144.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
11.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
49.3 -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.3 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
20.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
51.1 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
27.9 27.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
192.6 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
93.1 128.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 53.1
Cargo Volume (ft³)
208.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
124.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
73.5 70.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
53.0 63.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 68.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- 68.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 128.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.75 x 1.25 -
Brake Type
Power -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake ABS System
Rear-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.0 x 2.25 -
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
NA Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 47.6
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
NA -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA 6084
Rear Tire Order Code
TWZ RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Front Tire Size
LT225/75R16D LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 662
Spare Tire Size
LT225/75R16D Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TWZ RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA 5556
Spare Tire Order Code
TWZ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 662
Rear Tire Size
LT225/75R16D LT245/75R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
800 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3850 5360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1657 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 3970
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8800 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2516 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6600 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)
16 x 6.5 Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts
1404 -
Engine
Displacement
3.9L/239 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 4800 161 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
MPI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 3200 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
EHC MG3
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 -
Transmission
Trans Type
3 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 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.20 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 2.86
Trans Order Code
DGG G42
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.74 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.92
Summary
Body Style
1500 Passenger Van 144" WB RWD
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram Van Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code
109" WB Standard -
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 5360
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25.4 -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
Computer Selected 3970
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.92
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25.4 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Frame
Frame Type
Unitized -
Doors
Side Door Type
Dual Swing-Out Sliding

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