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New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van revealed

• Mercedes-Benz launches revised Sprinter van
• Offers up to 44mpg fuel economy
• Available to order in June, deliveries in September

The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van will be one of the cleanest and safest vans on the road when it goes on sale later this year.

The new model, which also features a new look inside and out, is the first van to meet the tough Euro VI emissions standard. Thanks to its BlueTEC diesel engines the Sprinter drastically lowers its nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbon emissions, while returning claimed fuel economy of up to 44.4mpg.

A by-product of this efficiency is that the van’s service intervals have been stretched to up to 37,000 miles.

The Sprinter will be offered with four and six-cylinder diesel engines, ranging in power from 95bhp through to 190bhp.

Power is transmitted via a standard six-speed manual transmission, while a seven-speed 7G-Tronic Plus automatic gearbox is offered as an option.

As well as a focus on efficiency, the new Sprinter will also debut new safety systems into the van market. Making their debut are Crosswind Assist, which is fitted as standard, while Collision Prevention Assist and Blind Spot Assist will be offered as optional extras.

Other new optional features include Highbeam Assist and Lane Keeping Assist.

Looks-wise, Mercedes-Benz has added a wider grille and more angular headlights, a taller bonnet and redesigned bumpers. At the back is a new design of light unit.

The chassis has also been lowered to improve handling, reduce drag and make loading and unloading easier.

Inside the cabin, the Sprinter features new trim and multi-media system with Bluetooth and a Becker Map Pilot sat-nav system.

The new Sprinter opens for ordering in June with the first deliveries taking place in September. Prices have yet to be announced.

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