The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is an iconic people mover, cargo hauler, and general utility vehicle, capable of an incredibly diverse range of duties and functions. For the 2015 model year, the U.S.-market gets a new feature: 4×4 drive with low-range function.
Paired exclusively with the 3.0-liter V-6 BlueTEC diesel engine, which generates 188 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, the new 4×4 option for the Sprinter increases its all-weather and all-terrain capability. The body is lifted by 4.3 inches in the front and 3.1 inches in the rear on 4×4 models as well, increasing ground clearance to afford 20 percent high slope-climbing ability. Activation of the 4×4 system requires a simple button push, which also activates the 4ETS electronic traction system with load-adaptive ESP to help improve its tractive ability. The low-range gear is an optional add-on that further enhances rough terrain and steep slope ability.