Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Adds $33,490 Worker Trim Level in the US

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In the world of light commercial vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has always been a front-runner of the genre. For those professionals on a tight budget, Mercedes-Benz has got you covered with the Worker trim level of the Sprinter. Spoiler alert: it’s extremely basic.
Including the $995 destination, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker will set you back $33,490. That’s approximately $4,000 less than a Ford Transit 150 XL with a turbo diesel and $3,000 cheaper than the Ram Promaster 1500. Pretty good value for money then, but there’s more to the Worker than that.

The 144-inch (365.7 cm) wheelbase and low-roof combo make for a workhorse that can hold up to 319.1 cubic feet of anything you want to throw in it. That’s 9.03 cubic meters for readers across the pond. As standard, the Sprinter Worker is motivated by a 2.1-liter diesel engine with 161 HP and 266 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque. The four-cylinder turbo diesel is matched with a tried-and-true 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission.

Don’t laugh at its displacement or its output, though, because this engine knows how to work hard. Thanks to a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs (2,268 kilograms) and a maximum payload of 3,512 lbs (1,593 kilograms), the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker gets the job done. In other words, it's all the van you'll ever need.

"The Sprinter brand is no stranger to hard work and we are making a statement by targeting the heart of the commercial van market by offering a simple and straightforward model designed for plumbers, electricians, HVAC specialists, general contractors and similar fields," declared Bernie Glaser, the Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Vans in the United States.

For those willing to spend $1,499 on the Convenience package, the German manufacturer will spruce things up with a multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, automatic lights, heated power mirrors, and trailer hitch pre-wiring. There are two more packages available, but once you tick one or both boxes from the options list, the cheap and cheerful Sprinter Worker gets more costly than a Mercedes-Benz 2500 Cargo Van. More information on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker is available in the release below.
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