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Selected Style B1500 109" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
B1500 109" WB 15 17 $17,886 $19,740
B2500 127" WB 13 18 $19,164 $21,940
B3500 127" WB 12 15 $20,184 $23,140
B3500 127" WB MAXI 12 15 $21,723 $24,950
4WD 2500 144"
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Cab Size

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
4WD 2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
4WD 2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,886
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,740
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$329 / month
$667 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
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 17 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Panel Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 37.0 -
Front Hip Room (in) 65.7 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 66.3 -
Second Leg Room (in) 40.6 -
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 -
Passenger Capacity 8 12
Second Hip Room (in) 65.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.7 -
Third Leg Room (in) 40.6 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 -
Third Hip Room (in) 66.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 66.3 -
Front Leg Room (in) 39.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in) 24.9 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 49.5 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 24.9 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 187.2 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) 47.2 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.8 -
Height, Overall (in) 79.5 NA
Step Up Height - Front (in) 19.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 47.5 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 109.6 144.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) 49.3 -
Overhang, Front (in) 33.8 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 91.2 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 206.6 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 22.6 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 44.1 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 119.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 53.2 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 58.4 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA -
Brake ABS System Rear 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.0 x 2.5 -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35 26.4
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 46.2 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5 47.6
Steering Type Power Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code TSC RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3965 5556
Spare Tire Order Code TSC NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 724 662
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 724 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3965 6084
Rear Tire Order Code TSC RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 3965 -
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 724 662
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 Full-Size
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7500 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2290 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3620 5360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1870 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3300 3970
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 220
Engine
Fuel System MPI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 3200 325 @ 1400
Engine Order Code EHC MG5
Displacement 3.9L/239 3.0 L/182
Engine Oil Cooler NA None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 4800 188 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 -
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.74 3.60
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.40
Trans Type 3 5
Trans PTO Access NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.20 3.17
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 2.19
Trans Order Code DGA G40
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA No
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code NA -
Body Style 1500 Passenger Van 109" WB Passenger Van
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21 3.92
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 40 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3300 -
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3620 5360
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 33 -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) Computer Selected 3970
Frame
Frame Type Unitized Construction -
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out Sliding
 
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