Daimler Vans USA has added its fifth new Sprinter model – the Crew Van, which joins the Cargo Van, Passenger Van, MiniBus and Cab Chassis offerings. Featuring many Mercedes-Benz safety and convenience features, the Sprinter Crew Van seats five, with all the remaining room set up for cargo, according to Daimler Vans.
With a “three-place second row seat, the Sprinter Crew Van can carry an entire work crew to the job site and back, plus all their tools and materials,” noted the company. Like other Sprinter models, the Crew Van is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 diesel that gets 30%better fuel economy than a comparable gasoline engine, according to Daimler vans.
Sprinters offer up to 547 sq. ft. of cargo capacity and payload capacity of up to 5,375 lbs, depending on model. Doors open a full 270 deg. with a rear door opening that is 5 ft. 2 in. wide and 6 ft. tall.
The Cargo (for a video of the cargo van, click here) and Passenger vans feature a 4 ft. 3 in. By 6 ft. side-door opening. The MiniBus has a power-operated split-entry door and step that’s 38 inches wide. Interior standing height can be up to 6’4“.
All models are powered by a 3.0-liter, V6 diesel with 188 hp. and 325 lbs.-ft. of torque (from 1,400 to 2,400 rpm). This four-valve-per-cylinder BlueTEC diesel features centrally located piezo-electric injectors, CDI direct injection, a variable-nozzle turbocharger and exhaust gas recirculation.
Sprinters also include independent strut suspensions with coil springs in front and four-wheel disc brakes as well as a solid axle with leaf springs in the rear. It comes standard with a 5-spd. Automatic transmission.
Safety options include adaptive ESP stability and rollover control, ABS anti-lock brakes, brake assist and traction control.