Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-04-2014, 10:38 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
WhitH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 886
4x4 Sprinter for US in 2015

Looks like the Sprinter will finally be available here as a stock option from MB. The last paragraph is the one of interest. http://www.trucktrend.com/features/news ... lineup_us/
__________________

__________________
2015 Chevy Express 3500 Duramax
w/ Quigley 4x4 & Agile Fox shocks
Sold 2005 E350 Chateau
Quigley with Agile RIP, 6.0 PSD
WhitH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 10:53 AM   #2
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 9,199
Re: 4x4 Sprinter for US in 2015

Would be interesting to see, but they said it before. Good for snowy roads, but not much more than that.

"Unlike Mercedes' more typical 4Matic system, the Sprinter 4x4 employs a part-time system engaged by the driver by pushing a button on the dashboard. A low-range is optional, with a modest gear reduction of 1.42"


Herb
__________________

__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 02:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
WhitH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 886
Re: 4x4 Sprinter for US in 2015

I agree Herb, doesn't look like a replacement for one of the conversions that are currently being done to the Ford and GM vans. Could be a nice option for those who are Sprinter fans though and want the extra traction in snow and lite off road situations.
__________________
2015 Chevy Express 3500 Duramax
w/ Quigley 4x4 & Agile Fox shocks
Sold 2005 E350 Chateau
Quigley with Agile RIP, 6.0 PSD
WhitH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 02:49 PM   #4
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 9,199
Re: 4x4 Sprinter for US in 2015

Quote:
Originally Posted by WhitH
I agree Herb, doesn't look like a replacement for one of the conversions that are currently being done to the Ford and GM vans. Could be a nice option for those who are Sprinter fans though and want the extra traction in snow and lite off road situations.
Which quite frankly is a larger market than people who take their vans way off the beaten track. Whether people want to admit that to themselves in another story. At my current point in life with my family, it could easily fit the bill for me (though I have my Bronco when I need a trail fix).


Herb
__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 05:27 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
theSprinterGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Georgetown Texas USA
Posts: 16
Re: 4x4 Sprinter for US in 2015

They will be in our showrooms a year from now, first orders should go in sometime in September. Ir's really going to happen!

Dave, the Sprinter Guy


Quote:
Originally Posted by WhitH
Looks like the Sprinter will finally be available here as a stock option from MB. The last paragraph is the one of interest. http://www.trucktrend.com/features/news ... lineup_us/
__________________
Dave Graham

the "Sprinter Guy"

Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown
Georgetown Texas, 78627

512-930-6158

dgraham@mbofgeorgetown.com
www.SprinterGuy.com
theSprinterGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 05:38 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
carringb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 4,572
Re: 4x4 Sprinter for US in 2015

Quote:
Originally Posted by BroncoHauler
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhitH
I agree Herb, doesn't look like a replacement for one of the conversions that are currently being done to the Ford and GM vans. Could be a nice option for those who are Sprinter fans though and want the extra traction in snow and lite off road situations.
Which quite frankly is a larger market than people who take their vans way off the beaten track.
Frankly, they need it more just going up the ski areas. I've seen them sliding around going up Mt. Hood when few other vehicles (other than commercial trucks) were having traction problems. My guess is its a combination of a less weight on the rear end and the smallish highway-tread tires.
__________________
2000 E450 dually V10 wagon
carringb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 03:03 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
theSprinterGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Georgetown Texas USA
Posts: 16
Re: 4x4 Sprinter for US in 2015

Here is the official announcement.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
We are excited to announce further growth to the Sprinter Van product line-up. This week at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis we are announcing the new 4-wheel-drive factory option for the Sprinter Van, available in early 2015. The Sprinter 4x4 will be available on Crew, Passenger and certain Cargo Van configurations and offer a choice of high and low range drivetrains. Previously available only on European Sprinter models, this new option further expands the versatility and utility of the Sprinter Van.
Additional product details, pricing and ordering information will be provided closer to MY2015 launch.


I expect we will begin to order the 4 wheel drive models late summer with the first arrivals around this time next year.

More to follow....
__________________
Dave Graham

the "Sprinter Guy"

Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown
Georgetown Texas, 78627

512-930-6158

dgraham@mbofgeorgetown.com
www.SprinterGuy.com
theSprinterGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 03:13 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 127
Re: 4x4 Sprinter for US in 2015

Quote:
Originally Posted by carringb
Quote:
Originally Posted by BroncoHauler
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhitH
I agree Herb, doesn't look like a replacement for one of the conversions that are currently being done to the Ford and GM vans. Could be a nice option for those who are Sprinter fans though and want the extra traction in snow and lite off road situations.
Which quite frankly is a larger market than people who take their vans way off the beaten track.
Frankly, they need it more just going up the ski areas. I've seen them sliding around going up Mt. Hood when few other vehicles (other than commercial trucks) were having traction problems. My guess is its a combination of a less weight on the rear end and the smallish highway-tread tires.
Probably had the stock Conti Van Contact A/S tires, which can lose traction rolling over a glob of snot! A RWD Sprinter with Michelin's like the LTX M/S is a whole 'nother animal.
chromisdesigns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 01:40 PM   #9
NRL
Senior Member
 
NRL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 475
Send a message via Yahoo to NRL
Re: 4x4 Sprinter for US in 2015

More Info and Video:

http://mbworld.org/articles/mercedes-be ... hell-yeah/
__________________
96 RB E-350 460v8 4x4 Custom RestoMod
Warn12kWinch,FFloater,LSlip,Pwtrx Locker 4.10 305x70x16 ToyoMTs,Eagle Alloys,Stove,4CF Ppane Fridge, Air CompTank,Supersprings, Bilstein Shocks,Deavers,CastIron Diff Case, Bullet Proof ReBuilt Transmission, Tubulator DeRale Trans Pan Cover, SSExhaust, KyoceraSolar, Tripplite UPS, 8D AGM, TivoHD, 24in HDLED
95 FJ80 ARB/Kaymar/Emu
2005 AMG CL65 691hp 875tq
NRL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 09:43 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 577
Re: 4x4 Sprinter for US in 2015

Looks very nice for snow and light off-road use. Not sure how the long-wheelbase van often used for RV conversion would do off road, particularly with longer rear overhang (if it's even available in extended/longest body). Video shows as much or more ground clearance at front than back, so it might do quite well overall.

Does anyone know if it's built on a normal Sprinter assembly line, or is it first built as 2WD and then converted to 4X4? If the added cost is in the range of $10,000 it might suggest the latter. By comparison I checked Ford F-150 costs and it looks like $3,000 to $4,000 range to add 4X4 option -- depends on model.

I hope this move by Mercedes forces Ford to make the AWD Transit available in US. Competition can be a great thing.
__________________

Chance is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

Testing

Tech Admin

PhoTo

Otter
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×