The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter – 25 years of pioneering its segment
Stuttgart. For a quarter-century now, the name Sprinter has been synonymous with an entire class of vehicles. With the highlights of the current generation and the eSprinter, Mercedes-Benz Vans has once again set standards for urban delivery traffic. To mark its 25th anniversary, Mercedes-Benz is dedicating the third episode of the Meet Mercedes DIGITAL news format to the Sprinter. The focus is not only on the current generation of vehicles: a journey through time leads through the success story of the van whose predecessors were already on the roads in 1955.
In the third episode of Meet Mercedes DIGITAL, Norbert Kunz, Head of Marketing Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and Benjamin Kaehler, Head of eDrive@VANs, present the large van’s development and the highlights of the current Sprinter generation. The third generation revolutionises with a comprehensive online network and creates new possibilities for fleet management thanks to Mercedes PRO services and the multimedia system MBUX. The fully electric eSprinter by Mercedes-Benz Vans provides the sustainable solution for locally emission-free transports. "The secret of the Sprinter’s success is its versatility which has been our top priority next to the focus on safety since its market launch in 1995. Thanks to its wide range of variants, it is also the first choice when it comes to solutions for upfitters", states Norbert Kunz. The versatility of the van has always included a wide range of engine, transmission and powertrain variants. "The eSprinter continues the Sprinter's tradition of offering diversity in terms of powertrains as well as the consistent electrification of Mercedes-Benz Vans’ product portfolio", Benjamin Kaehler explains. "It offers the possibility of delivering goods, driving to the construction site or carrying out service work - and all in a future-oriented, locally emission-free manner."