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2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter [w/video]

Ready To Battle Others Of Its Own Kind To the casual van observer, there are likely three seminal categories of big-box hauler. 1) The white Ford Econoline. 2) The decades-old conversion vans made by various manufacturers, with a porthole, an angel and a unicorn floating in an airbrushed rendition of the cosmos. 3) The European van, up until recently embodied solely in the form of the Mercedes-Benz (or Dodge or Freightliner) Sprinter. It's the latter we flew to Germany to drive, the 2014 model year adding a new standard engine and transmission, new safety tech and a finespun... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.1L I4 Diesel
Power:
161 HP / 265 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed Automatic
Base Price:
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