The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been voted “Van of the Year 2013” in Russia, thus winning the country’s largest nationwide automotive competition for the third time in a row. With this spectacular achievement, the vehicle that lent its name to the large van segment has demonstrated how well the Russian growth market receives its key attributes reliability, high quality, and versatility.
It has given its name to an entire vehicle class – around the world the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is synonymous with large vans with a permissible gross vehicle weight of 3.5 t. The Sprinter has always been the leader in its class in terms of innovation, and now it is once more demonstrating this to impressive effect: with five new safety systems, engines meeting the future Euro VI emissions standard and a striking look, the new Sprinter is again setting the benchmark. And one thing is clear: with outstandingly low consumption figures of up to 6.3 l/100 km, it is streets ahead when it comes to best-in-class fuel consumption too.
It just keeps on sprinting! Ever since the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter made its debut in 1995, the van has made a name for itself the world over and has become a top seller. Over the past 18 years, the vehicle has boasted total sales of 2.47 million units and helped customers perform a wide variety of tasks. The Sprinter is a truly global vehicle and a key pillar of the “Vans goes global” growth strategy of Mercedes-Benz Vans.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has lent its name to an entire vehicle segment and is a synonym for large vans with around 3.5 tons of GVW all around the globe. The Sprinter has always driven innovations in its segment — a tradition that is being continued by the new model. The new Sprinter continues to set standards, boasting five new safety systems, engines that meet the future Euro VI emissions standard, and a striking appearance.
On March 30, 2013 the Daimler employees Coralie Lejeune and Susanne Ehmer, Sabrina Trillmann and Astrid Ebermann, as well as the skilled trades team members Sabrina Mayer and Larissa Lauber crossed the finish line of the “Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles” exhausted but satisfied. The Mercedes-drivers were able to capture top positions with their standard production transporters in the rallye’s most important rankings.