Mercedes Don't Just Make Posh Cars - Know About Their Minibus Range?
The Mighty Mercedes Sprinter
The Mercedes Sprinter is a popular make of minibus that can be found all over Europe and in the United States. It was first introduced in 1995 in Europe to replace the T1 van. It wasn't until 2006 that the second generation of the Sprinter was introduced in Europe. This popular minibus has won several awards including the 2007 Van of the Year by Professional Van and Light Truck Magazine.
There have been more than 1.3 million Mercedes Sprinters manufactured and many are still on the road today. The Sprinter is being used by many business and companies for transportation purposes. The first generation offered a 2.7 litre 5 cylinder turbo-diesel engine. Now you will find them with a variety of engines both diesel and petrol.
The body shell of the Sprinter was a joint venture with Volkswagen who produces the Volkswagen Crafter and LT. This vehicle is a popular van for converting into a mini motor home and a variety of other van conversions options are open to you if you buy a used Mercedes Sprinter.
The Sprinter is being used all over Europe for various ambulance services. They are also common in Asia, Europe and Australia. Private medical companies around the world have been using these vehicles as ambulances for many years. One reason they are popular is because of their added roof height and exceptional safety features.
The Sprinter is spacious and powerful enough to carry large loads. Of course since it is made by the luxury Mercedes Benz manufacturer they are loaded with features and amenities. Some of the features on this range of vehicles include rear speakers, tilt steering wheels, parking sensors, and even a rear view camera! Some other optional features include a heated windscreen, driver's compartment bulkhead and fixed sunroofs.
There are a variety of years and models of this versatile minibus on the market today. The year of manufacture will of course will determine what features are available. There are many companies that provide conversion parts for these minibuses, should you wish to turn your Mercedes minibus into something completely different.
Mercedes Sprinter Minibuses are fuel efficient and are used by many businesses and organisations to carry cargo as well as passengers. They are made of high quality components and are reliable vehicles that will doubtless be around for a long time.
The next time you are looking for a new or used minibus make sure you check out what Mercedes has to offer. Their vehicles are made of the highest quality materials and their reputation speaks for itself.
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