12 Great Features Offered By Mercedes Vans
Although Mercedes-Benz is best known for its quality luxury vehicles, including sedans, sports cars and sport-utility vehicles, they also make several passenger and cargo vans, including the Mercedes-Benz Metris and full size Sprinter models. They offer the quality and reliability of other Mercedes-Benz models, with the hauling capacity required for large groups of people or cargo.
Mercedes-Benz vans feature a level of comfort, safety and value not often found in competing models, and they have an extraordinary list of features that make them a great choice for large families or small businesses.
Here are some of the most popular features that Mercedes-Benz vans have to offer:
#1 Powerful and Efficient Engines
High fuel mileage is good for your wallet and great for the environment. Mercedes-Benz vans offer engines with industry-leading fuel economy, that won’t sacrifice the power required to haul large loads or accelerate confidently on the highway. The Mercedes-Benz Metris features an innovative gasoline-powered 4-cylinder engine that is turbocharged for extra power and efficiency, with more than 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The passenger model offers a fuel economy of 20 miles per gallon in the city and 23 on the highway, while the cargo version offers 21 MPG in the city and 24 on the highway.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter offers either a 4-cylinder, two-stage turbocharged diesel engine with 161 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, or a 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel with 188 horsepower and 325 pound feet of torque. Depending on the configuration, the Sprinter can achieve up to 28 miles per gallon in combined city and highway travel.
#2 Advanced Transmissions
Both the Metris and Sprinter Mercedes-Benz vans feature advanced seven-speed automatic transmissions that offers smooth shifting, plenty of performance and improved fuel economy. Each model uses the 7G-TRONIC transmission, which is optimized for long service life, increased durability and high reliability. The Sprinter is available in an optional four-wheel drive configuration, allowing for improved traction during inclement weather or on poorly-maintained roads.
#3 Plenty of Seating
The passenger version of the Mercedes-Benz Metris offers seating for up to 8 people, including the diver, while the Sprinter offers seating for up to 12. The cargo versions offer seating for two, three or, in the crew version of the Sprinter, up to five people, depending on the model.
#4 Large Cargo Capacities
The Mercedes-Benz Metris offers a cargo capacity of up to 1,874 pounds, with 38 cubic feet of space in the passenger version, or up to 2,502 pounds and 186 cubic feet in the cargo version. Both offer a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter offers cargo capacities from 2763 pounds and 68 cubic feet in the passenger version, to over 4,934 pounds and 516 cubic feet in the cargo version depending on configuration. Both offer 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. The Sprinter offers two wheel bases, either 144 inches or 170 inches, with standard and extended lengths, as well as a standard, extra-height or super-height roof.
#5 Sound and Communications System
Both the Mercedes-Benz Metris and Sprinter vans include a full-featured sound system as part of the standard package with a 5.88-inch display, integrated Bluetooth® hands-free communications, audio streaming, a USB connection and full compatibility with iPod music systems. They also offer an optional navigation system, with a full assortment of maps and turn-by-turn directions to help you get to your destination safely.
#6 Electronic Stability Control
Both the Metris and the Sprinter offer standard electronic stability control systems that adapt to the vehicle’s load, offering better traction, precise handling and improved efficiency in all weather conditions. When the vehicle encounters difficult road conditions, a computer system with advanced sensors dynamically reduces engine power and controls braking independently at each wheel to minimize wheel spin and correct for oversteer or understeer conditions. This keeps both Mercedes-Benz vans under control in all conditions, protecting both passengers and cargo.
#7 Crosswind Assist
Windy conditions can make high-profile vehicles like vans difficult to control, leading to an increased probability of accidents. Both the Sprinter and Metris feature a Crosswind Assist system that dynamically applies the brakes to keep the vehicle under control during windy conditions, preventing the driver from drifting out of the lane and causing an accident.
#8 Attention Assist
Standard on the Metris, the Attention Assist system monitors the driver’s behavior, such as acceleration, braking and steering control, and issues a reminder to the driver to stop and rest if any abnormalities are encountered. This prevents accidents cause by drowsy driving, which can be as dangerous as intoxicated driving.
#9 Lane-Keeping Assist
An optional feature on the Mercedes-Benz Metris and Sprinter, Lane-Keeping Assist uses advanced sensors to determine the vehicle’s position on the road and warn the driver if the vehicle drifts out of the lane. This prevents the driver from causing an accident, and prevents other drivers from overreacting to an unexpected lane change.
#10 Blind Spot Assist
Optional on both and the Sprinter, Blind Spot Assist uses specialized sensors to monitor the driver’s blind spots, and a mirror-mounted indicator to warn the driver when a vehicle is in a location that is difficult to see. This prevents the driver from side-swiping another vehicle during lane changes and protects other vehicles on the highway.
#11 Rear-View Camera
When driving in reverse, it is difficult to detect objects behind a vehicle, especially high-profile models like vans. The Sprinter and Metris Mercedes-Benz vans both offer optional rear-view cameras that display people, pets or objects that may be behind the vehicle, allowing the driver to reverse safely. This prevents injuries, avoids property damage and reduces liabilities.
#12 Collision Prevention Assist
Optional on both the Metris and the Sprinter, the Collision Prevention Assist system warns the driver of an imminent collision, and increases the power applied to the breaks automatically. This can prevent many accidents and injuries, especially in stop and go traffic.
Both the Metris and the Sprinter offer many features that make them comfortable for the driver and the passengers, great for hauling cargo, and exceptionally safe. With both passenger and cargo versions available in many configurations, it’s easy to find the perfect Mercedes-Benz van for your needs.
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