With some fresh competition on its way from Ford and Chrysler, Mercedes needs to keep its cargo-hauling Sprinter up to date, and the brand has just released information on the new 2014 Sprinter.
The most obvious change is a revised front fascia that changes ever so slightly over the last model to keep the Sprinter up to date with the rest of the Benz lineup. New headlights with a more angular look have been added, along with a higher, more sharply raked hood.
Under that hood, a new base four-cylinder diesel engine is now available with 161 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. If more power suits your fancy, a V6 diesel is also available with 188 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The small diesel is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission, while the larger V6 diesel still hooks up to a five-speed automatic.
Technology updates are not in short supply for the new Sprinter either, with five new systems being fitted to Benz’s big van. All 2014 Sprinters now get crosswind assist to help the vehicle drive straight on windy days as standard equipment. Collision prevention assist along with blind spot assist are also new for 2014 as Sprinter options, along with highbeam assist and lane keeping assist.
GALLERY: 2014 Mercedes Sprinter
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