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The Mercedes - Benz Sprinter 313Cdi is like its predecessors offering a quality vehicle by anyone's standards. The popular panel van has both the load capacity and the power to transport significant loads over distance, and be a comfortable ride for the driver as it chugs along the open road.
The 2.1 litre engine gives 129 bhp and a torque of 305Nm. Shifting its payload of 1415kg is not a problem for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and the payload can be loaded via rear doors or a sliding side door. The loading height of the van measures at 668mm which considering its size is pretty good. The load length is 3265mm, width of 1736mm which narrows to 1350mm between the wheel arches, and has a load height 3265mm. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is capable of transporting big loads across distance, and gives a respectable 33.6 miles per gallon.
Safety is a big feature of the Mercedes -Benz Sprinter range, and to this end they have supplied three point seatbelts with pretensioners and force - limiters, a bulkhead between the driver and the loading area, extensive impact protection, and the adaptive ESP stability control system as standard.
The ESP stability control is a clever piece of technology and is designed to help the driver retain control over the van regardless of the driving conditions encountered. The Mercedes - Benz Sprinter is also equipped with ABS and brakeforce distribution, and all three of these technologies combined enables wheels to be braked independently, compensates traction by position of the load and the vehicle, and can estimate the van's centre of gravity and mass. In turn it will adjust the grip of the vehicle accordingly. Just to spice up the technology further, it applies steering compensation through over and understeering as it deems necessary.
The cab on the Mercedes - Benz Sprinter borrows a lot from its cars. The instruments have that luxury car look and the stereo and ventilation controls have come from the same stable too. This gives the Mercedes - Benz Sprinter more in cab luxury than any other panel van affords. Somewhat strangely, the storage options are not really abundant, with just overhead storage being a nice touch. Nonetheless, the whole interior has got that touch of class.
Without a doubt Mercedes - Benz Sprinters are a quality affair. They have everything that vans in this class should have, together with built in features that are in some cases awe inspiring.
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Reliable overall performance.
Andrew Burt Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
It's the best van on the road, its built to last and will drive just as good when its 5 years old with 100000 miles on it. It's very comfy and makes work a pleasure.
Brad Wright Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
Mercedes are strong but a lot more expensive than the Volkswagen equivalent but Volkswagen are prone to gearbox issues.
Great van, this is the second Sprinter used within the company. I wouldn't buy anything else.
Jonathan Fletcher Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
Too early to comment on reliability but a good spec for a low price and feels good to drive.
Jonathan Clough Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
We've been using these vans since 2005 and never been let down by one!
Stephen Somerville Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
Very nice van, very big and comfortable.
David Morris Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
Absolutely love it! What a van and a lot cheaper than I had been quoted from other firms.
Martin Rand Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
The Mercedes is as expected, excellent. It is far more comfortable vehicle to drive than the Transit and handles exceptionally well. It's almost like driving my CLS :-)
Neil William Evans Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
Philip John Caza Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
Brett Hyde Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
Very good looking van. The van has been sign written and is a good advert for my business.
Gary Brooks Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
We only took delivery 4 hours before receiving this survey, so unable to comment on the new vehicle. However we already have 2 in the fleet so hope it performs as good as these.
Paul Bitson Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
Does everything we want it to. Good build quality.
George Horea Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
Briliant, a dream come true.
Tony Spence Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
It's fit for purpose !
Andy Newell Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314Cdi Long Diesel
Cheaper to lease and hopefully service is much better than Volkswagen .