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Selected Style 1500 109" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 109" WB 15 16 $17,815 $20,035
1500 109" WB Conversion 15 16 $17,858 $20,085
1500 127" WB 15 16 $17,854 $20,080
1500 127" WB Conversion 14 16 $17,940 $20,180
1500 127" WB Maxi 15 16 $19,668 $22,190
2500 127" WB 14 16 $19,144 $21,580
2500 127" WB Conversion 14 16 $19,638 $22,155
2500 127" WB Maxi 14 16 $20,920 $23,645
3500 127" WB N/A N/A $20,593 $23,265
3500 127" WB Conversion N/A N/A $20,645 $23,325
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
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
$17,815
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,035
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / 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 15 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - 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 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 -
Passenger Capacity 2 12
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) 55.7 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.5 -
Height, Overall (in) 80.1 96.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 93.1 128.5
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
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 -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5 47.6
Tires
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 800 750
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 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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.3 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts 1404 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 850
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 4800 161 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System MPI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 3200 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code EHC MG3
Displacement 3.9L/239 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler NA None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 16 -
Transmission
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) 2.20 3.42
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Trans Type 3 7
Summary
Body Style 1500 Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram Van Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code 109" WB Standard -
Suspension
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 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 5360
Frame
Frame Type Unitized -
Doors
Side Door Type Dual Swing-Out Sliding
 
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