• Jan 28, 2008


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The bulk of the Mercedes-Benz range gets alphanumeric designations. One of the few exceptions is the utility van which, versatile though it is, is not the first vehicle that would otherwise spring to mind in association with the name Sprinter. Duesseldorf-based tuning house Hartmann is doing its part to rectify that, however, with its new SP5 package.

The kit features an aero body kit with sportier front bumper, grille, side sills and rear apron, a new exhaust system with twin tailpipes, and though they don't look it in relation to the towering height of the vehicle itself, the wheels have been upgraded to 19" alloys with 255/55 R19 tires. Hartmann also does its magic in the cabin as well, with dash kits in wood or carbon fiber and chrome trim. Hartmann says its van conversion would make a good platform for a mobile office, promotional vehicle or delivery van for "exclusive products", and offers an array of engine mods depending on the stock powertrain chosen to make it more, you know... sprinty. Don't expect to see a brown one delivering your UPS packages anytime soon, though.

[Source: Carscoop]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      but can it take turns without rolling?
        • 7 Years Ago
        this thing handles better than any US produced Van..

        Sprinter at the Ring hunting cars and bikes

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tf5LZqc15g

        It can take turns better than most SUV´s
        • 7 Years Ago
        I saw Sabine drive the Transit with Top gear, but that was a little one- THAT!... is too cool.
      • 7 Years Ago
      OR

      picture this, only black with a red stripe....
      nah, gotta go with the GMC Savana AWD 1500
      • 7 Years Ago
      perfect for a celebrity with a large entourage... like me! lol j/p
      • 7 Years Ago
      well, if this had come out 5 yrs ago, Ron White could have kept his brother-in-law happy by buying a mercedes benz, and had his van.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes.

      It needs an airbrushed mural of wolves on one side, a mostly-naked woman on the other, a skull or two in the window, and shag carpet along the interior.

      Possibly some neon lighting would be good, too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They tune delivery vans now? Are ambulances next?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why euro-van tuning any different than Sherrod or any of the other "Conversion" outfits we have here?

      I've seen some gorgeous Sprinter conversions and if I was to ever get a full size van anything, a Sprinter would be it. They far outhandle any of the decades old U.S. van platforms and hold their value alot better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      its too huge! I wonder what is the weight of it . . .If I drive it I would feel like I'm driving a bus.

      http://cars.ozfreeonline.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      I betcha the Japanese did it years before this came out.

      But yeah, it's a true Bippu-type of car.