2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Prototype Spotted With Thin Camouflage

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter prototype 9 photos
Photo: Stefan Baldauf/SB-Medien
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Mercedes-Benz is preparing to launch the 2018 generation of the Sprinter van.
This time, we provide you with a set of spyshots of the prototype of the Sprinter for passengers. Our friends at SB-Medien were on watch, and they sent us a photo gallery of a Sprinter prototype that had a thin layer of camouflage on it.

As you can observe, the vehicle is towing a trailer, so that engineers can be sure that its road holding and dynamic abilities will cope with this very likely task that will keep it busy once it reaches customers.

The prototype in the image gallery only has its front end covered up. We are referring to a thin layer of camouflage that covers the front grille, as well as a mesh over the headlamps and front bumper. The profile of the vehicle is not concealed in any way, nor is its rear end.

From a design point of view, the Sprinter has not strayed too much from its ongoing generation. Most likely, its platform has not suffered a dramatic shift. Instead, minor aesthetic modifications were made to differentiate the new Sprinter from the previous generation.

Along with marketing reasons, Mercedes-Benz has a strong motive to change the Sprinter - it will not be made in the same factory as the Volkswagen Crafter, because the two corporations have concluded their partnership. The change has made Volkswagen design a new Crafter as well, while Mercedes-Benz worked independently on the new Sprinter.

Expect the next generation of the Sprinter to feature more technology than ever, as well as more economical engines and advanced driver assistance gizmos. It is nice to see that the passenger converted version of the Sprinter is being tested on its own, a detail that will make the difference for travelers.

In some countries, customers of vans rearrange them for passenger transportation after purchase. This practice leads to unaesthetic interiors, as well as other unfortunate issues concerning passenger comfort.

The dedicated variant for hauling people comes with a particular configuration, which is meant to give occupants the best ride possible in a vehicle of this category.
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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