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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon (CA/NY) RWD 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,809
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,700
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$812 / 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 13 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 15 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 59.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 -
Passenger Capacity 7 12
Third Leg Room (in) 28.5 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 -
Third Hip Room (in) 59.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 -
Third Head Room (in) 36.7 -
Front Hip Room (in) 59.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 -
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.0 -
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 144.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.0 79.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 10.8 -
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 73.6 96.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 75.1 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 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) 90.9 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 52.9 68.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 53.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x - TBD - -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.1 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.6 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.0 47.6
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA RH8
Front Tire Size P275/70R16 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size P275/70R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA RH8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/70R16 LT245/75R16
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 5556
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 662
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 750
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4971 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 13550
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.2 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System SPFI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 275 @ 3200 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code NA MG3
Displacement 4.5L/273 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 212 @ 4600 161 @ 3800
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 15 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 -
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.393 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.531 2.86
Trans Order Code NA G42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.087 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.804 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.92
Trans Type 4 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Trans PTO Access - No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Summary
Body Style 4 Door SUV Passenger Van
Vehicle Name Lexus LX 450 Luxury Wagon Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.1 -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Link Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Leading Arm Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.98 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Axle Type - Rear - Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.92
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3970
Doors
Side Door Type - Sliding
 
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