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Selected Style Reg 138" WB XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg 138" WB XL 14 18 $19,108 $21,880
HD Reg 138" WB XL N/A N/A $21,561 $24,765
Super 138" WB XL N/A N/A $23,018 $26,480
Reg 138" WB XLT 14 18 $20,762 $23,825
HD Reg 138" WB XLT N/A N/A $23,150 $26,635
Super 138" WB XLT N/A N/A $23,843 $27,450
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
$19,108
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,880
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / 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 14 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Panel Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 66.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 68.4 -
Third Leg Room (in) 41.4 -
Second Head Room (in) 40.2 -
Third Hip Room (in) 71.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 70.5 -
Front Leg Room (in) 40.0 -
Third Head Room (in) 40.1 -
Front Hip Room (in) 65.6 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 71.2 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 -
Front Head Room (in) 42.5 -
Passenger Capacity 8 12
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 47.5 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 138.0 144.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.0 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) 47.1 -
Overhang, Front (in) 30.1 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 54.6 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 26.9 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 211.8 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) 48.3 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.0 -
Height, Overall (in) 84.1 NA
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - TBD - 68.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 70.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 52.5 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - TBD - 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.3 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 120.4 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 260.8 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 32.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.72 x 0.38 -
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 Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.03 x 2.25 -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35.0 26.4
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 46.7 47.6
Steering Type Power Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 48.9 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.0 -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 719 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984 6084
Rear Tire Order Code T77 RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984 -
Front Tire Size P235/75R15XL LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 719 662
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15XL Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code T77 RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984 5556
Spare Tire Order Code T77 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 719 662
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15XL LT245/75R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 750
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3800 5360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2354 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3600 3970
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000 13550
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2723 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 8550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 23.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA 850
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 -
Engine
Displacement 4.2L/256 3.0 L/182
Engine Oil Cooler Yes None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4800 188 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System EFI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800 325 @ 1400
Engine Order Code 992 MG5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 -
Transmission
Trans Type 4 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) 2.33 3.17
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 2.19
Trans Order Code 44U G40
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA No
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.60
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.40
Summary
Body Style Reg Passenger Van Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Ford Club Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code 138.0" WB -
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3830 5360
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 -
Axle Type - Rear Ford Semi-Floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front Coil Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3800 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 3970
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.32 3.92
Axle Type - Front Twin-I-Beam Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600 -
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Frame
Frame Type Single Channel -
Doors
Side Door Type Hinged Sliding
 
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