Quick Facts to Know: 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van

February 07, 2018 by Ryan ZumMallen, @Zoomy575M

The next-generation 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van turns its eye toward the future of delivery and mobility, the company said during the vehicle’s debut in Duisburg, Germany, on Tuesday.

The new van will be available in a massive array of body styles, powertrains, connectivity packages and interior seating options. Advanced features such as a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen and Mercedes Pro connect fleet management services bring new capabilities to the full-size van segment.

“Just offering customers a good vehicle is no longer enough,” said Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “As an all-rounder, the new Sprinter must be more than just the sum of its parts.”

Here are notable facts about the 2019 Sprinter van. Read our detailed analysis of the vehicle here.

  • The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van will be sold in North America in the fourth quarter of 2018. Pricing has not been announced.
  • Three engines will be available in the U.S. They include two turbocharged diesel engines – a 3.0-liter six-cylinder and a 2.1-liter four-cylinder. Both engines will be mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
  • There will also be a gasoline engine option for the first time in a Sprinter van. The gas-powered four-cylinder engine will pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
  • An electric powertrain will be available in a new version called the eSprinter. The eSprinter will go on sale in Europe in 2019. It will eventually be sold in the U.S.
  • The curb weight of the 2019 Sprinter van was reduced compared with the previous generation in order to increase its maximum payload capacity.
  • In the U.S., the 2019 Sprinter comes with a choice of two wheelbases (144-inch and 170-inch) and three body lengths. A front-wheel drive version with its own wheelbase and length is not available in the U.S.
  • There are two roof heights, the normal and the high. The super high roof, available in the previous generation, is no longer available in the U.S.
  • Mercedes Pro connect is the automaker’s new connectivity hardware. It connects the new Sprinter to the Internet of Things, collecting real-time data so that fleet managers can optimize operations.
  • Services provided by Mercedes Pro connect include the Vehicle Management Tool that gives fleet managers a full view of the location, fuel level and maintenance intervals of each van in operation. It can coordinate efficient driving routes, arrange assistance services, analyze individual driver styles, record route histories and more.
  • The Mercedes Pro connect system is paired with the MBUX multimedia system that comes in a 7.0-inch or 10.25-inch HD touchscreen. MBUX, which stands for Mercedes-Benz User Experience, has voice activation and can pair with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Speed-sensitive electric power steering is standard on all 2019 Sprinters except all-wheel drive models.
  • A rearview camera is standard on the 2019 Sprinter. There is also a 360-degree camera that comes with an optional Parking package.
  • Available advanced safety features include automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist and a system called Attention Assist that monitors the concentration and drowsiness of the driver.
  • Another optional system called Distronic uses radar to activate adaptive cruise control, keeping a safe distance between the Sprinter van and the vehicle ahead. If the vehicle in front is braking, Distronic allows the 2019 Sprinter to follow it down to a stop.
  • The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. (All photos: Mercedes-Benz)
  • Active distance assist.
  • Interior mirror display.
  • Active brake assist.
  • LED high performance head lamps.
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  • 2019 Sprinter van reveal in Duisburg, Germany. (Photo: Jerry Hirsch/Trucks.com)
  • 2019 Sprinter van reveal in Duisburg, Germany. (Photo: Jerry Hirsch/Trucks.com)
  • 2019 Sprinter van reveal in Duisburg, Germany. (Photo: Jerry Hirsch/Trucks.com)
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7 Responses

  1. David

    What about rear airbags? The Ford Transit has them – will the new Sprinter??? These are huge for buyers trying to convince their family members to go Mercedes Sprinter and not the Transit.

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  2. Robert

    Will the BUS option (increased length over current extended body, increased max seating from 15 to 20), be available in the US?

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  3. Raymond Basli

    The above article mentions the 2019 will be sold in the forth quarter of this year. Any word on when one can place an order for a 2019 4×4/New Sprinter and expect delivery? Does the word “sold” mean available to purchase or order? Thanks

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    • Jerry Hirsch
      Jerry Hirsch

      The 4X4s are still going to be in sort supply because of a bottleneck in the Mercedes supply chain in Europe. Best to check with your local dealer. 2019 models will be available for delivery sometime in Q4. The U.S. factory is almost complete.

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      • Raymond Basli

        Thank you for your reply. I tried to order a 2019 new sprinter and was told it would be a 2018 so I held off until I can order the 2019
        The dealer does not know when I can order one, he doesn’t have anything yet not even pricing. If you know something, please share:)

      • Jerry Hirsch
        Jerry Hirsch

        Mercedes has not set U.S. pricing or exact specs yet. You should check back with the dealer in June and then again August. This is an end of year thing.

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