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Old 04-08-2015, 02:26 PM   #1
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MB factory options

Mulling over factory options. Looks like I'd be getting a Sprinter through a TX MB dealer for an Austin conversion. SMB says there is no dealer markup on options as listed on the online SMB DYO price sheet. Yet when I did a build-your-own on the MBSprinterUSA site, the prices came out about the same as on the SMB sheet, but MB included additional options through packages. Anyone have pricing experience with this?

Options I''m dreaming about in the planning stage: high idle, Active Safety package - blind spot avoidance, lane assist, collision assist. Also backup camera, the B&W factory one or SMB color one. Or Parktronic/park sense. MBSprinterUSA site had no details. My local MB Sprinter dealer has not been helpful.

Any suggestions for getting online info? Do you have experience with any of these options?
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:14 PM   #2
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Re: MB factory options

I have all the options that you listed (and like them). A few others to consider:
- Bracket for second alternator (depending on your electrical needs/plans)
- Swivel seats or air suspension seats
- Two-stage sliding door
- Sliding door window and rear door windows (other windows added by SMB)
- Work with SMB to specify correct suspension options for expected weight
- HID headlights
- Side air bags
- Alarm system

Poke around more on the http://www.mbsprinterusa.com/build-and-equip/cargo-van
website. I think you'll find a lot of details buried in the various pages.

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Old 04-09-2015, 03:27 AM   #3
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Re: MB factory options

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/

Pretty much covers the sprinter in the USA.

Get factory swivel seats. They are better than any aftermarket. You can also get heated seats.

Two stage door is nice.

Order your van from "the sprinter guy" in Georgetown Texas. He knows more about the available options than anybody at SMB, and you will most likely get a way better price.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:32 PM   #4
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Re: MB factory options

Thanks for the links and ideas. Like a kid in a candy shop, there are a lot more options I'm considering.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:20 PM   #5
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Re: MB factory options

We ordered our Sprinter from Sprinter of Sacramento--dealt with Loren Wilson. Quality service and they also have a full repair facility--new and state of the art. One great thing about getting from Loren was he is a fleet manager and clued us in on how to get packages that only fleets can get--like windows all around a cargo for $1000 total--including tint and rear. Mixed and matched a few things that ended up saving more than with just a straight package. Really went above and beyond--one example--he had to place the order, get it into the system back east and then call to do an add that wasn't possible in the order. He followed our sprinter from build to ship to rebuild to delivery (direct to SMB) and gave us updates. He also knocked several thousand off MSRP so we felt the dealer and Loren in particular can't be beat.
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Free option that I really like. Delete chrome badging.
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Free option that I really like. Delete chrome badging.
brilliant. thanks.



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