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Old 06-24-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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Sprinter 4wd is coming

Mercedes will finally bring a 4x4 Sprinter to the US most likely in 2013.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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Thanks, I also found this thread on the Sprinter forum.


http://www.sprinter-source.com/forum/sh ... post141582


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Straight from the horses mouth.

4x4 has been approved !!!!!!!!!!!! , and is most likely being made available in 2013 or better.

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Old 06-24-2011, 01:57 PM   #3
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Super news. No plans to (ever) ditch the SMB. But having more choices available on the market is always a good thing and I suspect many will find a 4x4 sprinter the ideal do-it-all vehicle.

Looking ahead 5-10 years, a 4x4 sprinter may fit my needs very well. They could probably accommodate a built in shower and toilet easier than any SMB.

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Old 06-24-2011, 02:28 PM   #4
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Re: Sprinter 4wd is coming

I wonder if they'll be able to boost the tow capacity of the Sprinter?


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Old 06-24-2011, 03:08 PM   #5
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I wonder if they'll be able to boost the tow capacity of the Sprinter?


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They did increase the towing capacity for 2011! the 3500s have been increased 2500lbs. From 5000lbs to 7500lbs....(except the 170ext)
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:25 PM   #6
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Yeah I saw that tow capacity, I was just hoping it would go higher.

My trailer with the Bronco on it comes in right around 7,000#'s, so that wouldn't leave enough margin for me to be comfortable.


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Old 06-24-2011, 05:01 PM   #7
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They did increase the towing capacity for 2011! the 3500s have been increased 2500lbs. From 5000lbs to 7500lbs....(except the 170ext)
That is the same towing capacity as my Chevy suburban and adequate for most needs that the sprinter would be used for like towing a big toy hauler or boat etc. I have no plans on getting rid of my SMB but I could see this fitting into my plans in about 10 years or so.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:05 PM   #8
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Re: Sprinter 4wd is coming

For those that can't wait, Whitefeather in Red Bluff CA is
doing Sprinter conversions now.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:01 AM   #9
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There is another option for 4x4. ENJOY!
http://upscaleauto.com/sprinter_4x4.htm
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:59 AM   #10
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According to this post from "The Sprinter Guy", we won't see 4x4 Sprinters any time soon.



http://sprinterguy.wordpress.com/2012/0 ... -carolina/


I Just Returned From The Sprinter Managers Meeting In South Carolina.

May 17, 2012 by Dave Graham


Three very fast moving days with the head of Sprinter USA and his staff, along with about 200 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Sales Mgrs or Salesmen from all over the USA.

I will post more details about what we learned at the meetings, but I wanted to just let all of my readers know the highlights of what is to come in 2013 and beyond.

Before I give you the news, let me say that Daimler is looking to be at 10% market share with the current Sprinter products that we offer. We are near that right now, and with the production capability they have, they will not be looking to make huge changes in product to “Sell More Sprinters”. With that said, any and all product changes are going to be very slow in coming to us, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t see what you would like to see in this product. They are on their pace.

First of all for 2013, there will be no change in the product or content at all.

We will begin ordering 2013 models on July 1st with passenger vans and crew vans coming in late October and cargo vans coming in November. The last orders for 2012 production will be June 30th. 2014 model year will come sometime around late summer of 2013. Here we will see a facelift on the front of the current Sprinter Van. There will be a standard 4cyl turbo diesel engine with the 7 speed automatic transmission. The V6 and 5 speed automatic will be the option. Looks like there will be a factory navigation/back up camera option at that point.

4 wheel drive, well, it’s not going to happen until Daimler in Germany make it an affordable option. At this point for what the cost to do a 4matic would be, it doesn’t make any sense at all. They have not ruled out trying to figure out something, but at this point, there is no 4 wheel drive option coming for sure.

Then in 2016 we will have the smaller mid size van, currently called the Vito in Europe, here as a smaller Sprinter Van.

So this may not be what some of you want to hear about future products, and yes you might even read on the internet that the 4 wheel drive Sprinter is a go. Trust me, it is not going to happen soon, if at all. But what I will be posting later is some cool information about a test ride opportunity to see how the standard Mercedes-Benz safety features work to make the Sprinter van the safest large van to put your family in.

Stayed tuned….

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