New Mercedes-Benz Van Goes to Work!
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans are sometimes known to be gloriously eccentric. They’ve been tricked out and customized to be rolling offices for rap stars, and luxury tailgating vehicles for football fans.
Now the maker of one of the world’s most popular commercial vans is getting back to basics to offer a new “Worker” model of its Sprinter Van.
The audience for these no-frills vans are business owners and other commercial van buyers such as plumbers, contractors, painters, electricians, delivery drivers and anyone who has a need for reliably transporting equipment to and from work sites.
Commercial users rely on Mercedes-Benz vans for more than just its performance and customizable platform. These vans also set standards for safety and low fuel consumption.
Let’s take a closer look at the new Mercedes-Benz Worker Van:
The Hard-Working Worker
Built to build your business, the new Mercedes-Benz Worker cargo van, which was first unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, is available in both the 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty chassis, with standard roof height and a wheelbase of 144-inches. All Worker vans offer plenty of cargo space (almost 320 cubic feet) and minimal seating, with room for up to two.
The 2.1-liter, turbocharged 4-Cylinder BlueTec Diesel option offers 161 horsepower and 266-pounds of torque. The hard-working Worker van has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and a payload capacity of 3,512 pounds.
While the exterior of the Worker sports the detailed grille and sharp contoured headlights iconic of all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, don’t expect to go wild on paint colors. The Worker is only available in standard white.
The Worker, by design, aims to do away with bells and whistles trade professionals may consider superfluous, but its interior passenger cabin still sports amenities that promote comfortable surroundings while driving to and from the job site. After all, this is still a Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
Features include power windows, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, five cup holders, adjustable armrests, and a standard four-speaker audio system with Bluetooth® wireless music streaming and an auxiliary port.
Safety features for the Worker van include:
- Load-Adaptive ESP® — This dynamic handling system actively intervenes to help keep the van firmly under control.
- Crosswind Assist — This standard feature helps stabilize the van in strong, gusting winds. It helps ensure that you stay in your lane at highway speeds.
- Six Airbags – The driver and passenger front, thorax, and window airbags help protect you and your passenger in the event of a collision.
Making the Worker Yours
The Mercedes-Benz Worker goes back to basics, but it’s still a Sprinter, and that means options. The Worker can be further customized through three optional packages that offer some of the brand’s best-selling features.
- Heated Power Mirror
- Cruise Control
- Automatic Light and Rain Sensor
- Multifunction Steering Wheel with Enhanced Info Screen
- Trailer Pre-Wiring
- Wood Floor
- Rear Step
- LED Lights in Cargo Compartment
- Two Additional Keys (Four Total)
- Glass in Rear Cargo Doors
- Grab Handles (Left & Right Rear Door)
CONVENIENCE PACKAGE +
UTILITY PACKAGE +
- Enhanced Radio with 5.8″ TFT
- Screen and iPhone® Interface
- Blind Spot Assist
- High Beam Assist
- Rear View Camera
- First Aid Kit & Emergency Flashlight
Paying for The Worker
Probably one of the most appealing aspects of the Worker is its price. Starting at $32,495, The entry-level price is sure to appeal to many buyers seeking a sleek, reliable and safe new commercial vehicle. The price is about $4,000 lower than the current lowest price of a regular Sprinter and also less than one of its main competitors, the Ford Transit XL.
Commercial vans are a growing segment for Mercedes-Benz. The company sold 29,889 vans in the United States last year. That sales figure is 16% higher than the previous year. Additionally, Mercedes-Benz is looking to expand manufacturing capacity of vans in the U.S. It is building a $500 million factory near Charleston, South Carolina, where Mercedes-Benz vans will be assembled.
So if the Worker’s price and features appeal to you, there are plenty of options to purchase. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services offers a variety of options for financing with flexible benefits and competitive rates. They work to find financial solutions that suit your business. See Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge for current rates.
Protection for Your Van
The Mercedes-Benz Worker van also comes standard with 24-hour Roadside Assistance and expert around-the-clock advice through the Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Center. Additionally, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers added peace of mind as you drive your van.
The limited extended warranty guarantees that you can have your Sprinter repaired by expertly trained Mercedes-Benz technicians using high-tech diagnostic equipment and completed with genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts. There are various options for warranty protection. Choose between 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-year options and up to 175,000 miles with no deductibles.
Mercedes-Benz Worker vans have best-in-class service intervals of up to 20,000 miles. But when you do need to service your van, consider the convenience of pre-paid service. Van owners can take advantage of purchasing a Prepaid Maintenance contract. This option can help you save money in long run by paying for maintenance in advance (rather than per visit), which can help lower costs and add convenience.
The Mercedes-Benz Worker van is now available for order at Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge.