The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van will arrive in Ireland in June. The new Sprinter will be available in six body variants with three body heights, five weight classes, five wheelbases, three diesel engines, and a towing capacity up to 3.5 tonnes.

Technology features on the new Sprinter include Mercedes PRO Connect and a new finger-touch MBUX multimedia system, which give the driver better data access and real time online information whilst enabling owners to monitor fleet performance to deliver cost and time savings.

The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is available in front wheel drive, alongside traditional rear and four-wheel drive options.

A 80mm lower load area access increases volume to 17cu. metres while sufficient space exists between the wheel arches to allow pallets to be loaded sideways. The gross vehicle weight is 5.5 tonnes.

Access to the load area is via split-opening rear doors and a kerbside sliding side door. Rear doors are fitted with self-arresting hinges making them easier to operate with just one hand.

Numerous driver assistance systems, first developed for passenger cars, feature in the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, a development that Fergus Conheady, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz commercials in Ireland, says ‘allows drivers benefit from car-like comfort and safety in a vehicle that is their everyday workplace’.