This is the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Petronas Edition. And it looks as if it is ready to save the day. The day of the reigning champions in Formula 1, of course.
Polish coachbuilder Kegger gives the Sprinter a brand-new look and role. It happens one year after the Sprinter celebrated its 25th anniversary. The special edition has no relation whatsoever with the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team. But the 7-time champions seem to have heavily inspired the variant.
The Polish experts called it the Sprinter Petronas Edition and accounted it with an F1-inspired livery, that matches that of the racing cars that Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas drive around the racetrack.
For the transformation, they chose the most powerful version of the Sprinter available in Europe. It is a 319 CDI, powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine with 190 horsepower and a peak torque of 440 Nm. A seven-speed automatic gearbox transfers resources to the rear wheels. This is, of course, one of the very few tow trucks ever that feature an air suspension.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Petronas Edition has received a completely redesigned front bumper, that integrates larger air intakes. There are also a blackened radiator grille and a modified lip spoiler that draw attention at the front end.
The Polish equipped the tow truck with 18-inch alloy wheels that feature a contrasting light blue strip.
The cabin of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Petronas Edition, wrapped in luxury
The cabin of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Petronas Edition looks every inch like that of a luxury car. There is plenty of Alcantara onboard, with contrasting light blue stitching, on the dashboard, seats and on the door panels.
The coachbuilder prepared additional sound insulation and an upgraded sound system.
Retractable ramps provide access to the flatbed. A Mercedes-AMG GT shows up in the photos, so it is unlikely that a racing car would be able to fit in there. A Safety Car though would surely get up there.
Kegger will only build 25 such units, as a gift for the model’s 25th anniversary. Each will come with a starting price of €125,000.