Mercedes-Benz Vans


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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter of the first generation (901 model series, from 1995).
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter of the first generation (901 model series, from 1995).
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, first generation after the 2000 facelift (model series 902 to 905).
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, first generation after the 2000 facelift (model series 902 to 905).
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter of the first generation (901 model series, from 1995).
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with fuel cell drive. Photo from practical testing while operated by a delivery service in 2001.
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter of the second generation (206 model series, 2006 to 2013 version). Photo from 2015.
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with fuel cell drive. Photo from practical testing while operated by a delivery service in 2003.
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with plug-in hybrid drive, new generation. Photo from 2008.
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 308 E with a 33 kW (45 hp) three-phase asynchronous motor and lead-gel battery for around 600 charge cycles. The vehicle was presented at the first commercial vehicle show Mondial du Transport Routier in Paris from 15 to 25 September 1995.
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI rescue vehicle, exhibited at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Collection 3: Gallery of helpers.
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    eSprinter Roadshow, 2019
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    eSprinter Roadshow, 2019
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    eSprinter Roadshow, 2019
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    eSprinter Roadshow, 2019
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter panel van – Exterior, arctic white, Front-wheel drive
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter pickup – Exterior, arctic white, Rear-wheel drive
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    Thinking ahead: the Mercedes-Benz LE 306 premiered in 1972. It was trialled, among other places, at the Olympic Games in Munich. Yet its output, range and energy costs meant it was not yet ready for everyday use.
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    Plant Düsseldorf - Roof assembly, main line
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    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2 (2006-2013), exterior
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    Range (LTR) Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (from 2013); Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2 (2006-2013); Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1 (1995-2006); Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1 (1995-2006)
  • 03._D-Lieferwagen_12_PS_1903
    Built until 1903, the “Daimler business vehicles” had a maximum output of 8.8 kW.
  • 01._Benz-Transporter
    Combination delivery vehicle of 1896: Carl Benz gradually began converting his passenger cars to vans.
  • 04._Marienfelde
    For a short time the Berlin-Marienfelde plant of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft produced vans, before specialising in truck assembly from 1905 onwards.
  • 02._U1T_1913
    Daimler built small runabouts like this U 1 T panel van (1913) with a one-tonne payload from 1897.
  • 05._Rama_L1
    The L 1 was built from 1926 to 1928 and with a panel body could also serve as a van.
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    With its long front overhang, the racing car transporter  (1955) had a somewhat cheeky appearance.
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    Mercedes-Benz L 319 (1956 to 1968): the positioning of the front axle so far forward made the access exceptionally low.
  • 08._L319
    Daimler-Benz would produce well over 100,000 units of the new van L 319.
  • 09._L406
    The German postal service welcomed the new large-capacity vans from Düsseldorf (from 1967) with open arms.
  • 10._L_406_Interieur
    The engine of the short-nosed L 406 (1967-1986) model kept its appearance in the cab interior to a minimum.
  • 11._Krankwagen
    The new Düsseldorf vans (1967-1986) soon enjoyed a virtual monopoly among ambulances and rescue vehicles.
  • 12._2006M73
    The L 406 D – pictured here with pickup body – also proved an ideal vehicle for trade use.
  • 13._Rollende_Sparkasse
    The Düsseldorf van (1967-1986) also became a familiar sight as a mobile savings bank travelling between villages.
  • 15._T2
    The T2 succeeded the first generation of large-capacity vans in 1986.
  • 14._L_608
    From 1973 gross vehicle weight was limited to 6.5 tonnes (the photo shows a 613 D).
  • 17._L_206_D
    In 1970 a new sibling arrives in the shape of the L 206.
  • 16._Vario
    As the Vario (from 11996), the large-capacity van now covered a wider spectrum than ever.
  • 19._MB100
    The angular MB 100 light van, introduced in 1987, was of Spanish provenance.
  • 21._207_D_Kastenwagen
    The new light vans in the TN series arrived in 1977.
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