Mercedes-Benz Vans introduced a new 2.0L four-cylinder diesel engine for the Sprinter Cargo Van, the automaker announced.
This advanced powertrain produces 161 hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission, Mercedes-Benz announced. The new diesel Cargo variant will join a Sprinter lineup in the U.S. market that includes the 3.0L six-cylinder turbo diesel Cargo, Crew, Passenger, and Cab Chassis, and the 2.0L four-cylinder gasoline Passenger, Crew, and Cargo variants.
The new 2.0L four-cylinder diesel Cargo Van will be arriving in dealerships late 2020.
This new diesel Cargo Van will be offered as a rear-wheel drive configuration with various wheelbase options, including the 144-inch wheelbase standard roof along with a 170-inch wheelbase and 170-inch extended wheelbase high roof offering. The four-cylinder diesel variant offers additional advantages such as low fuel consumption, low emissions, high torque, and high elasticity at low speeds, according to the automaker.
Standard feature highlights for the four-cylinder diesel Cargo Van include Mercedes PRO connect digital fleet solutions, representing a new connectivity and telematics solution for Mercedes-Benz, Keyless Start, brake hold functionality, charging capabilities with two USB-C sockets in the dashboard, a trailer hitch prep package, load- adaptive electronic stability program, all-season tires, an adjustable steering wheel with standard shift paddles, and a metal load compartment floor.
The new Sprinter is also equipped with a range of optional safety and assistance systems. Among them, the radar-based systems Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Brake Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist. Additionally, there is an optional Parking Package with 360-degree camera.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet