2020 MERCEDES SPRINTER 4X4 REVIEW – SPECS, PRICE, MPG, FEATURES – Mercedes pushes the Sprinter for a four-wheel drive version. It not only directs the power to all four wheels but also pleases by a rare engine.
The steps are mandatory. Without them, the driver does not come into the cabin. And that with a Mercedes Sprinter. The Sprinter is of course not a truck but has Mercedes Actros and Zetros in the program.
But the entry of the 2020 Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 model is similar to the truck, so high the engineers have jacked the van. The front of the cabin is 155 millimeters higher than the conventional model, rear 135 mm. The slope angle front is the 3.5-tonner at 26 degrees instead of 16 degrees and the back of the panel van with a short overhang at 25 degrees instead of 17 degrees. The ramp angle increases with the Allgaier to 23 degrees instead of 14 degrees. The extra weight of the all-wheel is 140 kilograms.
Already since 2001 Mercedes offers a 4×4 model based on the Sprinter. Now a popular model in Germany, Austria and Switzerland – and in the USA. The all-wheel drive can be switched on. Optionally, there is a gear reduction, which shortens the translation by 42 percent. With four-wheel drive, depending on the engine, the gradeability increases by about 20 percent compared to the conventional Sprinter. This makes the use of the model clear: where there is mud, boulders or snow, ie in the mountains, in construction site traffic or in snowy regions.
2020 Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 Features
The 4×4 variant does not travel much differently than the conventional models. The seven-speed automatic switches quickly, the steering works directly and sensitively. The chassis stomps relaxed through the snow, leaves the body only slightly tilt aside – despite the increased height. Only the view from so far upset in the Sprinter.
Up to 10 km / h, the all-wheel can be switched on via a switch in the cockpit, then distributes its power to 35 percent forward and 65 percent to the rear axle. Even in deep snow, the Sprinter drives tail-heavy, but brakes at a slight drift immediately. This is ensured by the new 4ETS. It integrates the wizards ESP, ABS, ASR, EBV as well as the brake assistant BAS and the start-up assistant AAS. In this combination, it acts as an electronic differential.
If one wheel loses traction, the system controls the other three wheels to ensure safe progress. For particularly difficult situations, such as in the sand or in the snow, the driver can also switch off the ASR. From 40 km / h, it will automatically switch back on.
In crosswinds on the large area also helps a special assistant, when parking a 360-degree camera. There are also helpful for sign recognition and an active cruise control. The engineers are proud of the wet-wiper system, which directs splash water through the wiper arms and sprays directly in front of the wiper blades, thus no longer obstructing the view. In the mountains with snow and slush quite reasonable. With Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR), driving over steep slopes with fully loaded vehicles is easy to practice.
New Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 Engine Configurations
As drive are two 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel with 114 hp or 143 hp and a 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 190 hp and 440 Newton meters to the election. The six-cylinder responds spontaneously to gas commands but works quietly and quietly in the background. A creamy engine and today rather rare – Mercedes is the only manufacturer in this weight class on the market, which offers this combination with all-wheel drive.
The 2020 Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 offers for the variants van, Tourer, flatbed and chassis, the price of the van starts at 46,272 euros without VAT, for a chassis 43,652 euros without VAT.
MERCEDES SPRINTER 4X4 CDI SPECIFICATIONS
- Engine: 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel
- Power: 190 hp
- Torque: 440 Nm at 1,400 to 2,400 rpm,
- Transmission: seven-speed automatic, shiftable four-wheel drive
- Consumption: 9.8 l / 100 km
- CO2 emissions: 258 g / km
- Emission standard: Euro 6c
- Length: 5.93 meters
- Width: 2.18 meters
- Height: 2.50 meters
- Base price: 46,272 euros (311 CDI with four-wheel drive)