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Selected Style 114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XL 21 27 $20,562 $22,035
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XLT 21 27 $21,527 $23,095
114.6" w/rear door privacy glass XL 21 27 $20,731 $22,220
114.6" w/rear door privacy glass XLT 21 27 $21,836 $23,435
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XL 21 27 $20,794 $22,290
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XLT 21 27 $21,899 $23,505
2500 144"
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2500 170" N/A N/A $42,947 $46,180
2500 144" N/A N/A $37,195 $39,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,562
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,035
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / 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 21 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Dual Swing Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8 -
Front Head Room (in) 51.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 -
Passenger Capacity 2 12
Front Leg Room (in) 40.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in) 36.5 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 50.2 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 23.1 27.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 180.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.2 -
Height, Overall (in) 79.3 96.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 52.1 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 29.5 -
Wheelbase (in) 114.6 144.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 79.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 53.7 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 81.0 128.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.1 53.1
Cargo Volume (ft³) 129.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 59.8 70.1
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - -
Brake Type Pwr -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.4 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 47.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 5556
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front N/A 662
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 6084
Rear Tire Order Code N/A RH8
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear N/A 662
Spare Tire Size P205/65R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code N/A RH8
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 750
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5005 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2491 3970
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1896 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2740 5360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1464 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts N/A -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 500 850
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Diesel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 4750 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code 99N MG3
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 136 @ 6300 161 @ 3800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 -
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 2.86
Trans Order Code 442 G42
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA No
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.37
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Transit Connect Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Code 114.6 -
Body Style Cargo Van Passenger Van
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Spring Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.96 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 5360
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A -
Axle Type - Rear NA Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3970
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear NA 3.92
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Independent
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type NA Sliding
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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