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Vanlife: Mercedes-Benz Sprinters increase efficiency with 4-cylinder lineup + new AWD system!

Vanlife: Mercedes-Benz Sprinters increase efficiency with 4-cylinder lineup + new AWD system!

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans have entered a new era of efficiency and environmentally conscience emission standards with a shift to a fully four-cylinder gas and diesel…

Thursday, Mar 10

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans have entered a new era of efficiency and environmentally conscience emission standards with a shift to a fully four-cylinder gas and diesel lineup that will hit the road early next year.

Mercedes-Benz announced the new lineup at the 2022 Work Truck Week. In addition to the 4-cylinder OM654 engine, the new vans will come with an all-new all-wheel-drive system and an upgraded transmission. The new lineup of Mercedes-Benz Spinners vans features the same ground clearance, approach and departure angles as its predecessor. The OM654 will give drivers more torque and smoother acceleration while cutting back on noise and vibration common in larger rigs.

The vans will be available in 164 hp or 155 hp options. The engines feature a combination of aluminum block and steel pistons, NANOSLIDE cylinder coating that reduces friction, a near-engine exhaust and a multi-way exhaust gas circulation system that combine to result in better fuel efficiency and lower emissions compared to predecessors. Mercedes-Benz 2023 model sprinter vans will be available in the U.S. early next year. Sprinter-based camper vans soon to follow? By switching to the new 9G-TRONIC 9-speed transmission, the 2023 model year vans will have more gears and larger gear ratios than the 7G-TRONIC transmission. That translates to quicker acceleration and easier downshifting.

Additionally, an all-wheel-drive systemwide replace the current 4×4 system to give the new line an edge in endurance and power over varied surfaces. Ground clearance, approach and departure angles and breaking angles will stay the same, so drivers can expect […]

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