Mercedes-Benz has chosen the Chicago Auto Show to reveal a new entry-level Sprinter.
The new Sprinter Worker will start from $33,490, about $4,000 cheaper than the next Sprinter up in the lineup. Worker-trimmed Sprinters are only available with the 144-inch wheelbase and standard-roof height configuration, finished in white.
Power comes exclusively from a 2.1-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine with 161 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, mated to a seven-speed automatic. The Sprinter Worker is capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds while maximum payload is pegged at 3,512 pounds. Total cargo capacity equals 319-cubic feet.
The standard steel floor can be had unfinished inside, while a wood floor is optional. Up top, the Sprinter Worker can handle 660 lbs of roof weight with ladder and roof racks available from aftermarket suppliers.
Up front, the passenger compartment stays mostly the same, even in this low trim. The Worker has power windows, air conditioning, tilting and telescopic steering wheel, five cup holders and a standard 4-speaker audio system.
Mercedes claims to have best-in-class service intervals of 20,000 miles.
There are a few packages available for the Worker, including the $1,499 convenience package that brings along cruise control, automatic headlights, power mirrors and trailer hitch pre-wiring. The $2,999 utility pack adds all of those features plus a wood cargo floor, rear step, LED interior lights and glass in the rear cargo doors.
Finally, springing for the $4,499 overtime package brings all of those features plus an upgraded audio system, highbeam assist, blind spot assist, a rear-view camera, first aid kit and an emergency flashlight.
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