7 Features That Make the Mercedes-Benz Metris Convenient and Easy to Drive

June 24th, 2016 by


The Mercedes-Benz Metris is a mid-sized van that offers a greater seating capacity and cargo capacity than many cars or sport-utility vehicles, without the reduced maneuverability or extra weight of a full-sized van. It is available in both passenger and cargo configurations, and its small size makes it perfect for congested urban areas.

The Mercedes-Benz Metris is designed from the ground up to make it comfortable and convenient to drive, whether it is used for moving people or for hauling cargo. Here are a few features that make driving a Metris from Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham an easy and rewarding experience:

#1 Powerful and Economical Engine

The Mercedes-Benz Metris features a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This gives it plenty of power to accelerate rapidly when merging on the highway or passing other vehicles, and allows it to carry a large amount of cargo effortlessly. In addition to being powerful, the engine is also lightweight and efficient, providing the Metris cargo van with an estimated fuel economy of up to 24 miles per gallon on the highway and 21 miles per gallon in the city. The passenger version offers 23 miles per gallon on the highway and 20 miles per gallon in the city. An optional start-stop system is also available that reduces fuel usage and emissions by shutting down the engine when the vehicle is stopped, and restarting it seamlessly when required.

#2 Efficient Transmission

To help the engine run as efficiently as possible, a quality transmission is required to control the output of the engine effectively. This is done with a complex set of gears, clutches, valves and solenoids that adjust the amount of horsepower and torque that is sent to the wheels, depending on the conditions. Transmissions with fewer gears do not control the engine’s power as efficiently as transmissions that have a greater number of gears, often running it at higher speeds. Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham offers a Mercedes-Benz Metris with a seven-speed 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission that helps the engine run as efficiently as possible, while providing smooth acceleration and plenty of power when required.

#3 Convenient Size

Full-size vans can be inconvenient to park and hard to maneuver in urban areas. The Mercedes-Benz Metris provides the perfect compromise between the maneuverability of smaller passenger vehicles and the carrying capacity of a van. Its compact size makes it simple to park in tight parking spaces or garages, and easy to drive on congested urban streets. It features a length of only 202 inches, a height of 75 inches and an overall width of 88 inches with its mirrors extended. Its body is only 76 inches wide, and it features the smallest turning radius in its class.

#4 Large Capacity

Even though it is small and maneuverable, the Mercedes-Benz Metris provides plenty of cargo capacity and space. The passenger version of the Metris provides seating for up to eight people, plus a cargo capacity of 38 cubic feet or 1,874 pounds. The cargo version has seating for a driver and a passenger, with up to 186 cubic feet of cargo capacity or 2,502 pounds. The cargo area features a length of over 111 inches with the through-loading partition, or 105 inches without it, and it has a width of 66 inches overall with 50 inches available between the wheel housings. The maximum cargo height is 55 inches, tapering down to 53.8 around the edges. Both the passenger and cargo versions offer a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

#5 Easy Access

The Mercedes-Benz Metris offers a variety of options to get in and out of the vehicle easily, and to make it convenient to load or unload cargo. The passenger version features standard dual sliding doors with optional electric operation, and a choice of a liftgate or dual hinged doors for rear cargo access. The cargo version features a single sliding door for passenger-side access to cargo, with an optional second door available, and a choice of a liftgate or dual rear doors with available hinges that allow them fold flat against the body for rear cargo access.

#6 Convenient Controls

Adjusting the climate controls or the sound system can create a dangerous distraction while driving, but the Mercedes-Benz Metris places these controls within easy reach and makes them simple to operate in order to minimize distractions. Both the passenger and cargo versions feature automatic climate controls that keep the interior at the perfect temperature without constant adjustments, and they feature an entertainment and communications system that is simple to use, with built-in Bluetooth® hands-free communications, a 5.8-inch display and included USB and iPod interfaces. An optional steering wheel is also available that places all the most important controls at the driver’s fingertips.

#7 Electronic Assistance Systems

Metris from Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham features a variety of driver assist systems that make the vehicle safer and easier to control. Both the passenger and cargo versions feature a standard load-adaptive electronic stability system that monitors road conditions and keeps the vehicle under control in difficult situations by adjusting engine power and braking each wheel independently. All models also incorporate a standard Crosswind Assist feature, which uses independent braking to mitigate crosswinds, and an Attention Assist system, which monitors the driver for symptoms of fatigue and issues a warning to rest when appropriate. Optional features include a full navigation system, a lane-keeping system, blind-spot monitoring, a rear-view camera, collision prevention, and active parking assistance. All these systems can work together to avoid accidents and make the Mercedes-Benz Metris more enjoyable and convenient to drive.

These are just a few of the great features that make the Mercedes-Benz Metris the perfect vehicle for carrying a large number of people or a large amount of cargo without the limitations of a full-sized van. It is a small, extremely efficient vehicle that is easy to drive in crowded cities or heavy traffic, and it offers class-leading cargo capacities for both the passenger and cargo versions. It also offers a wide range of features that make the vehicle safer and easier to drive, including a number of electronic assistance systems that keep the vehicle under control in difficult situations. It is a great value, and affordable for both families and small businesses.






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