New Mercedes-Benz eSprinter promises to deliver more range, technology, safety, and uptime for fleet operators.
A complete portfolio with several upgrades to standard specifications will be on offer to customers, including van and chassis body styles in N1 or N2 vehicle class.
The new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter will be available in two lengths; L2 (long) or L3 (extra-long) with two trim levels; PRO and SELECT, and a choice of 81 or 113 kWh battery capacities with a towing capacity of up to 1.5t.
For the first time, the new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter will also be available with choice of two motors, with either 100 or 150 kW peak output.
Orders are now being taken for 113 kWh panel van models, priced from £73,260 plus VAT.
Orders for 81 kWh battery vans and all other variants will take place later this year.
Equipped with the largest battery, (113 kWh 414 Van L3 PRO model), the electric range for the eSprinter, based on the WLTP combined cycle, is up to 271 miles (436 km) – more than double the previous model.
Three driving programmes: Maximum Range, Economic and Comfort, control engine power, engine torque and climate control, while regenerative braking, which converts kinetic energy into electrical energy, also helps to maximize range.
Features such as HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) with heat pump, heated seats and active thermal management also help to optimise real-world range all year round.
Like all electric vans from Mercedes-Benz, the new eSprinter is capable of both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) charging.
The on-board charger can be charged with direct current at up to 115 kW (standard for the UK) at a fast-charging station, meaning the battery with a usable capacity of 113 kWh can be charged from 10-80% in around 42 minutes at a maximum of 115 kW.
Safety, security, and assistance systems that come as standard include Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Blind spot Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness warning, Intelligent Speed Assist with cruise control, Mercedes-Benz emergency call system, an anti-theft protection package with a double-lock system and on panel van models, reversing camera.
Moving-off Information Assist to avoid collisions with other road users in front of the vehicle when moving off and Sideguard Assist, which helps to better perceive pedestrians and cyclists in a defined area on the passenger side, are both standard for vehicles with N2 approval and optional for N1 approved variants.
An optional parking package is also available with a 360-degree camera and a new 3D display for visibility of obstacles.
The new eSprinter features the latest generation of the MBUX (Mercedes Benz User Experience) multimedia system with a 26 cm (10.25-inch) display that delivers even faster computing power and improved menu navigation. Using their Mercedes me account, customers can also access a wide range of free intelligent digital services.
For the first time, customers who opt for navigation will also be able to take advantage of the new satellite view and significantly improved navigation for trailers and oversized vehicles, which have been specially adapted to the requirements of large vehicles.
All Mercedes me features are cloud-based, meaning software updates for standard features are sent ‘over-the-air’, directly to the van’s head unit and optional features can be installed at the operator’s convenience.
Free, Europe-wide roadside assistance, including out-of-charge cover, is included for up to 30 years, as well as a three-year unlimited mileage vehicle warranty and an eight-year/ 160,000 km battery capacity warranty.
Mercedes-Benz Vans is also looking to offer customers the opportunity to extend the vehicle’s battery capacity warranty to a total of 8 years/300,000 km.