The new 16-passenger Sprinter is targeted at the commercial market, not your average car buyer. Daimler predicts that most of the new vans will be used for hotel shuttle service and public transit, but that does not mean that you can't buy one. The lengthened Sprinter will be sold through Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner dealerships starting this summer. We see a green aspect here that could go overlooked, this van would take the term carpooling to new heights and the turbocharged diesel engine brings about as much efficiency as you can expect from something capable of packing in all the guests at your local Motel 6, with room to spare.
[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]