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Old 04-20-2018, 09:49 AM   #11
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My understanding is the gas engine is the only one EPA certified at this point.... The diesels are still being "re-calibrated".

The current 6-cylinder only was released for sale this after some heavy negotiating to be granted a waiver for this model year only.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:45 AM   #12
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It is my understanding, from a reliable source, that the 4x4 will be available in gas in 2019.
I hope i am correct.
do you have a web link that indicates v6 Diesel only for 4x4?
Check that TFLT video that you linked in your opening post. At 9:04-9:06 in the video (you may need to zoom full screen to see details) they show available drivetrain options, with the US only 9 speed/gas combo marked only for RWD versions.

Although if they can't get Diesel engines through EPA certification I suppose they might rethink those drivetrain combos.
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:35 AM   #13
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Modifications Bus / Sprinter

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I just moved from Germany to the States (Washington State), so please excuse my writing skills. Back in Germany I had VW Bus California that was built in 1998 which I was travelling with around Europe. I did some modifications my self and also with more modern tools. I built a bed, a small Kitchen and some shelfs in my bus. Since I could not bring my bus to the States I am now looking for a an american van / Sprinter or maybe even a pick-up truck that I can modificate to a camping van (also to feel more like an american citizen ). Does anyone have experience with changing the interiour of a Sprinter or better chevy van? Maybe even with the shelf system that I used for my VW bus? (https://www.sortimo.com/vehicle-devi...imo-globelyst/)
Thanks in advance, Rike
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:06 PM   #14
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Gas 2nd Alternator?

Has anyone seen if the second alternator will be an option for the gas engine? I believe with the diesel's it's only been available for the 6 cylinder models. It's super important to be able to go all electric.
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:37 PM   #15
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Has anyone seen if the second alternator will be an option for the gas engine? I believe with the diesel's it's only been available for the 6 cylinder models. It's super important to be able to go all electric.
Unfortunately the auxiliary alternator mounts appear to be diesel only, at least for a MB authorized installation. However it is shown as being available for either diesel engine.

From the Sprinter 2019 Master Upfitters guide:

Code N62: (OM 642/OM651)
Additional alternator front power take-off
Poly-V-belt pulley
 50 mm/1.97 in outside diameter, 6 grooves
These power take-offs can be obtained from the factory as special equipment.
These are available only for Diesel.
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:10 PM   #16
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2019 Sprinter Model Range

Sprinter Model range summary - from the 2019 Upfitters Guide

Engines:
M274 - Gas Inline 4 with 9 speed auto transmission (all new)
OM651 - Diesel Inline 4 with 7 speed auto transmission
OM642 - Diesel V6 with 7 speed auto (new transmission pairing)

Models:
1500 -
New USA entry level model, 8550 GVWR
144 wb only, gas engine only, 2wd, high or low roof

2500
Newly upgraded to 9100 GVWR
144, 170, 170 ext lengths
Gas, Diesel, Diesel 4x4
Gas not available for 170 extended length

3500
GVWR 9900
144, 170, 170 ext lengths
Diesel 2wd only
Super Single or Dual Rear Wheels

3500XD
GVWR 11030
144, 170, 170 ext lengths
Diesel 2wd, Diesel 4x4
Super Single or Dual Rear Wheels

4500
GVWR 12125
144, 170, 170 ext lengths
Diesel 2wd
Dual Rear Wheels only


Note the 3500XD now appears to be available with 4x4 AND Super Single rear wheels for the first time.

As before, 4 wheel drive is available only with the OM642 V6 diesel engine.
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:32 AM   #17
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Sprinter Model range summary - from the 2019 Upfitters Guide
I have a deposit down on a new Sportsmobile that will be based on a 2019 Sprinter. I would dearly love to read this guide. Is there any way I can get my hands on a copy?
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:19 PM   #18
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I have a deposit down on a new Sportsmobile that will be based on a 2019 Sprinter. I would dearly love to read this guide. Is there any way I can get my hands on a copy?
I got curious about this too, and so I went and...yep, googled.
A quick search for "2019 Sprinter Upfitters Guide" took me here:

DAIMLER VANS UPFITTER PORTAL - BEG
https://www.upfitterportal.com/en-us/tech-info/beg

Once you submit an email address, it lets you download what appears to be the complete aforementioned 2019 upfitters guide as a .pdf file. (312 pages!)

Page 31 looks to list the various build configurations.
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:40 PM   #19
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I just moved from Germany to the States (Washington State), so please excuse my writing skills. Back in Germany I had VW Bus California that was built in 1998 which I was travelling with around Europe. I did some modifications my self and also with more modern tools. I built a bed, a small Kitchen and some shelfs in my bus. Since I could not bring my bus to the States I am now looking for a an american van / Sprinter or maybe even a pick-up truck that I can modificate to a camping van (also to feel more like an american citizen ). Does anyone have experience with changing the interiour of a Sprinter or better chevy van? Maybe even with the shelf system that I used for my VW bus? (https://www.sortimo.com/vehicle-devi...imo-globelyst/)
Thanks in advance, Rike


Rike: Consider starting a new thread with your questions.....you'll get more responses....and your writing skills are fine..
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:07 PM   #20
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DAIMLER VANS UPFITTER PORTAL - BEG
https://www.upfitterportal.com/en-us/tech-info/beg
Thanks! I just leafed through it; it's going to make very interesting reading.

Of course the doc I *really* want is the Dealer Ordering Guide the one that lists all of the options. Gotta figure out exactly what to order! But I haven't found that in any searches yet. Anyone have a handle on it?
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