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Selected Style 2-Door SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door SE 18 20 $13,620 $14,215
2-Door Sahara 17 20 $17,815 $19,790
2-Door Sport 17 20 $15,914 $17,630
2500 144"
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Cab Size

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
$13,620
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,215
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$237 / 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 18 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 -
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 51.4 -
Second Leg Room (in) NA -
Front Head Room (in) 42.3 -
Second Hip Room (in) NA -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.9 -
Passenger Capacity 2 12
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 -
Length, Overall (in) 151.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 70.2 96.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0 -
Wheelbase (in) 93.4 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 79.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.0 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 35.6 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 42.5 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.5 70.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 63.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 55.2 68.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA -
Brake Type Power -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 2.5 -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.94 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15 26.4
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 24.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 47.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 5.1 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/75R15 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/75R15 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA RH8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 662
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3073 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 8550
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.0 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 81 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 500 850
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
Fuel System SMPI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 3500 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code EPE MG3
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 5400 161 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 -
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.72 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.38
Clutch Size (in) 9.13 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.92
Trans Type 5 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.74 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.86
Trans Order Code DDQ G42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 -
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Trans PTO Access - No
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Jeep Wrangler Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Quadra-Coil Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/control arms -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.18 -
Suspension Type - Front Quadra-Coil Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/control arms -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.18 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Axle Type - Rear - Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.92
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3970
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 3.92
Doors
Side Door Type - Sliding
 
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