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Selected Style 4-Door 112" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 112" WB 14 18 $24,591 $27,240
4-Door 112" WB AWD 14 18 $26,351 $29,240
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
$24,591
$37,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,240
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$454 / 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 14 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Split Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 -
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 -
Passenger Capacity 5 12
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 -
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 144.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 79.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 188.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.9 -
Height, Overall (in) 67.5 96.3
Liftover Height (in) 18.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 -
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 144.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 27.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.6 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) 73.3 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.6 68.6
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) 41.9 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.1 128.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - 68.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.02 -
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) 11.2 x 0.47 -
Brake Type Power -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 26.4
Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.4 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.3 47.6
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 LT245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code T7R RH8
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 LT245/75R16
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code T7R RH8
Spare Tire Order Code T7R NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 662
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 6084
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 662
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 5556
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1005 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6700 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4160 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 13550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3970
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 8550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 18.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 850
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4600 161 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System EFI Direct Diesel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 274 @ 3200 265 @ 1400
Engine Order Code 99P MG3
Displacement 5.0L/302 2.1 L/131
Engine Oil Cooler - None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 -
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.33 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 2.86
Trans Order Code 44U G42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.92
Trans Type 4 7
Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
Trans PTO Access - No
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Mountaineer Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Vans
Body Style 4 Door Passenger Van
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.8 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 -
Suspension Type - Rear Variable-Rate Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Leaf Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Strut
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.92
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3970
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 3.92
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 5360
Axle Type - Rear - Rigid Axle
Doors
Side Door Type - Sliding
 
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