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Mercedes Sprinter Engines Now & Then

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Mercedes Sprinter Engines Now & Then

The Mercedes Sprinter is a vehicle whose merchandise includes minibus, van, cab or a pick-up has been sold in many versions to serve multifarious purposes. In the past the Sprinter has been sold under the Mercedes-Benz, Dodge, Freightliner, and Volkswagen nameplates. However they are fundamentally advertised as the Mercedes Sprinter.

The first generation Sprinter was launched in Europe in 1995 to replace the famous but outdated Mercedes Benz TN van dating from 1977. It was voted International Van of the Year for 1995.

The second generation Sprinter was introduced in Europe in 2006. It was voted Van of the Year 2007 and again in 2008 by Professional Van and Light Truck Magazine.

Also known as the NCV3 or New Concept Van 3, the NCV3 appeared in Europe and in other countries in the 2006 model year. North America received its own NCV3 for the 2007 model year.

The USA cargo version of the 906 NCV3 comes in two wheelbases options (144″, 170″), two roof heights (standard 72.4″, high 60.6″), four lengths (Short 233.3″, Standard 274.2, Extended 289.8″), and two weight classes (2500, 3500) where the 3500’s have the option of dual rear wheels or rear super singles. Neither the 128in wheelbase nor the rear super single tires are available in the USA market. The USA cargo version are reassembled from kits in an assembly plant located in Ladson, South Carolina, while the passenger models are imported directly from Germany.

2013 Sprinter:

2013 Sprinter
Changes include the addition of new assistance systems (Crosswind Assist, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST (optional), Blind Spot Assist (optional), Highbeam Assist, Lane Keeping Assist), Euro VI emissions compliance, redesigned radiator grille, more angular headlights, new upholstery and seat coverings, thicker steering wheel, optional fresh air nozzles boast chrome applications, new-generation radio system. The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 International Commercial Vehicles show.

For the 2014 model year the Sprinter receives a more stylish and upright grille with Mercedes’ signature 3 slat design.

  • A 1.8-liter supercharged I-4 gasoline engine mated to 6 and 7 speed automatics was also added.
  • The 2014 Sprinter will add several new driver assistance technologies including standard Crosswind Assist, optional Blind Spot Assist and Collision Prevention Assist, as well as Lane Keeping Assist and Highbeam Assist.
  • The 2014 Sprinter will now feature LED running lights. Air suspension will be available on the 3500-series model.
  • The 2014 Sprinter also gains a few new options, including navigation, iPod integration, and an air suspension for heavier-duty models.

Reconditioned Mercedes Sprinter Engines (The bigger picture):

As engine replacement specialists we often find that sourcing a good low mileage second hand engine for a Mercedes Sprinter can be exceedingly difficult due to the intense nature of their usage. A viable alternative would be to invest in a reconditioned engine which has been rebuilt with brand new components in order to restore it closer to its original manufacturing standard. The biggest advantage of a reconditioned is that the engine would have been stripped down completely and can be inspected thoroughly for all wear and tear.

At MKL Motors we offer:

  • Engine Replacements
  • Gearbox Replacements
  • Vehicle Repairs
  • Vehicle Diagnostics
  • Vehicle Servicing

If you require a quote for any of the above or simply need some general advice then please feel free to contact us on 0208 133 6004.