Cheap workhorse. This is what Mercedes Sprinter Worker all-new entry-level trim tries to offer to professional customers in the United States.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker costs $33,490 (including the $995 destination) or $4,000 less than the current base spec Sprinter 2500. The same price advantage remains valid in comparison to its fiercest competitor too, the diesel Ford Transit 150 XL.
In low-roof spec, the 144-inch (365.7 cm) wheelbase Sprinter can transport 319.1 cubic feet or 9.03 cubic meters of goods. For statistics fans, we will also mention the Mercedes Sprinter Worker has a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs (2,268 kilograms) and a maximum payload of 3,512 lbs (1,593 kilograms).
Engine-wise, the Sprinter Worker is matted to a four-cylinder turbo diesel. The 2.1-liter diesel engine churns out 161 HP and 266 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque and comes with the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission.
The $1,499 Convenience package brings a dash of Mercedes’ style luxury amenities such as a multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, automatic lights, heated power mirrors, and trailer hitch pre-wiring.
According to Bernie Glaser, Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Vans in the United States,”the Sprinter brand is no stranger to hard work and we are making a statement by targeting the heart of the commercial van market by offering a simple and straightforward model designed for plumbers, electricians, HVAC specialists, general contractors and similar fields,”