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The Sprinter Van Today It has been decades since the sprinter van was introduced in Europe and later became a staple commercial vehicle. The latest model is equipped with a more standard content and a mega high roof option. Included in the most recent model lineup is a four-wheel drive model. On the front are LED daytime lamps, a lower and more streamlined bumper, and more dynamic headlights, while the back is still mainly the same. A cabin and an infotainment system are two other features of the van. The cabin was designed to provide relief to fatigue which usually comes with being on the road for long hours. Models The smallest model has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 8,500 pounds, with a wheelbase of 144 inches. The model can haul from 2,948 to 3,479 pounds, depending on length and height, while cargo capacity is anywhere from 318 to 546 cubic feet.

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For the second model, the wheelbase and overall length options are the same, but it may be ordered only with the 107. These vans have a GVWR of 9,900 lbs, a hauling capacity of 3,885-4,434 pounds, and a maximum towing capacity of 7,500, as long as they are equipped right. They have a cargo capacity of 371-547 cubic feet.

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As for heavy-duty models, the GVWR is 11,030 pounds, with hauling capacity between 4,936 and 5,485 pounds and towing capacity of up to 7,500 pounds. Their cargo capacity is the same as the lighter duty models. Underneath the Hood The sprinter has a detuned version of the 2. V6-powered, four-wheel drive sprinters may be ordered at an additional cost. Under regular driving conditions, the push-button system sends 65% of engine torque to the back wheels and 35% to the front. To boost fuel savings, sprinters are built with a low-friction rear axle, an AC compressor that has a freewheel function, an alternator charging the battery during braking or coasting, and a power-steering pump that only functions when necessary. Standard and Additional Equipment All of the models feature the standard air-conditioning, adjustable steering wheel, front seat armrests, a hydraulic jack, 5-speaker audio system, and storage bin above the windshield. Options include, among others, a rearview camera, bixenon headlights, etc. Safety Features Examples of standard safety features of sprinters include dual front airbags and a whole array of electronic driving aids like rollover mitigation, hydraulic brake assist, highbeam assist, a tire pressure monitoring system, and safety features and blind spot assist. Thorax and window airbags are two safety-related add ons.