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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

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2.1L I4 Diesel
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    Brabus goes mad, tunes Mercedes-Benz Sprinter!

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    Spy Shots: Dodge Sprinter
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    Is it a car? Is it a wagon?! Is it a truck?! No... it's Astravan!!!

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    Spy shot: Ford Econoline mule spotted sporting rhinoplasty

    One could be forgiven for thinking that the temperature in Hell is taking a precipitous dive after looking at the photo above. After all, when was the last time you saw a Ford Econoline test mule, with its tacit promise of a coming update? After all, the current E-Series has been trudging on for decades with changes few and far between. This, despite ...

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