The 2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter MiniBus stands out as being different from its predecessors, as it has new interior and exterior design. In addition, it has a new standard 4-cylinder diesel engine that has 7-speed automatic transmission. There is also addition accident-avoidance security equipment as part of the standard package. One similarity to previous models is that it has plenty of options to add to solid standard package.
The Sprinter is known for its functionality, as you choose between a 144-inch and a 170-inch wheelbase. You also have the option of choosing between a cab chassis dualie rear axle and an extended rear axle. The standard interior ceiling height is a very roomy 65 inches (5 feet, 5 inches; Ford’s model has only 4 feet 3 inches by comparison) but you have the option to add 13 more inches to make for a colossal ceiling height of 78 inches (6 feet, 6 inches).
If you choose the Cargo Van configuration, you’ll have sliding side doors and full-metal side panels. The Crew Van configuration provides a glass window in the sliding door, along with solid panels from the door to the rear of the vehicle. The Passenger and MiniBus configurations provide large side windows so that you have a panoramic view of the outside.
All Mercedes Benzs have distinctive features in their interiors, such as the instrument panels, the dashboards, and the steering wheels; the Sprinter MiniBus is no exception to this unwritten rule. Add in the high-back seats, and you definitely know you are in a Mercedes. The cargo bay has enough space to accommodate twelve passengers in the Cargo, Crew, and Passenger Van configuration models, and up to fifteen passengers in the MiniBus configuration. If you’re not carrying people, the area can also be used as a rolling workshop or be turned into a flat-floored equipment storage area. The MiniBus provides additional options, including a hotel shuttle that has a center isle and rear bench with paired seating) and an airport shuttle with an interior luggage pack and sideways seating.
All 2014 Sprinter versions are equipped with 16-inch steel wheels, door locks, power windows, and 270-degree-opening rear doors. The audio system has five speakers if you have the MiniBus, Cargo, or Crew configurations, while there are thirteen speakers in the Passenger Van audio system. The Crew Van can hold up to five passengers because of its three-person rear bench seat, the Passenger Van configuration can hold up to twelve passengers because of its four seat rows, while the MiniBus configuration can hold fifteen people thanks to its fifth row of seats.
Optional equipment for all Sprinter models include a heated windshield, cruise control, a rear backup camera, front-seat lumbar support, high and low beam xenon headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, and an upgraded audio system that has Becker MAP PILOT navigation.
Unlike their competitors, the 2014 Mercedes Benz comes only with diesel engines. The standard option is a 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine with 7-speed automatic transmission. The optional and larger 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 has a smooth-shifting five-speed automatic transmission, enabling it to combine refinement, efficiency, and power in a capable package. It comes with rear-wheel drive, so outside of the worst weather conditions, it should handle most hauling and transportation situations easily.
The 2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter MiniBus has great fuel economy, great hauling space, and a great combination of power and efficiency. It also comes with several notable options, including additional ceiling height, high and low beam xenon headlights, and an upgraded audio system with Becker MAP PILOT navigation. It has surprising maneuverability for a van, making it feel much more like an SUV. The solid standard package makes this vehicle a contender in the large-passenger van market, but the optional upgrades make this vehicle one that can handle virtually any hauling or transportation situation you have.
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