The third-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has just arrived on our market and is now available in various trim levels, including a taxi-spec ‘Inkanyezi’ model. The new Sprinter also ushers in improved safety features, an enhanced range of engines and an all-new 3,49 tonne variant.
The Sprinter can be configured as a panel van, people carrier or freight carrier, making it suitable for a number of industries such as the taxi, trade, service and logistics sectors. As a result, the Sprinter is available in a number of configurations with a maximum cargo volume of 15 500 litres with a gross vehicle mass rating of 5,5 tonnes.

Standard specification now includes cross wind and hill start assist, while the likes of ‘Distronic’ PDC, lane keeping assist, a rear-facing camera (displayed in the rear-view mirror) and a parking package with 360-degree camera are among the optional extras on offer. The new MBUX infotainment system with a 7,0- or 10,25-inch screen is on the options list, as well.

The engine line-up includes the 2,2-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel available in two states of tune; 84 kW and 300 N.m and 120 kW and 380 N.m. The top of the range model features a 140 kW and 440 N.m three-litre straight-six turbodiesel.

New to the range is the 3,49-tonne variant requiring a code 8/B license.

Pricing for the range is as follows:

        • Sprinter Freight Carrier (FC)

316 CDI Sprinter FC: R461 783
316 CDI Sprinter FC LWB: R519 484
519 CDI Sprinter FC: R575 993
519 CDI Sprinter FC Double Cab: R609 772
519 CDI Sprinter FC AWD: R762 462
519 CDI Sprinter FC AWD Double Cab: R788 650

        • Sprinter Panel Van (PV)               

311 CDI Sprinter PV: R501 448
311 CDI Sprinter PV 3,49 Tonne: R538 595
316 CDI Sprinter PV: R544 257
316 CDI Sprinter PV LWB: R589 355
319 CDI Sprinter PV: R 647 277
319 CDI Sprinter PV LWB AWD: R769 308
516 CDI Sprinter PV: R621 238
516 CDI Sprinter PV XL: R636 951
519 CDI Sprinter PV: R676 726
519 CDI Sprinter PV XL: R702 276
519 CDI Sprinter PV XL 5,5 Tonne: R725 407
519 CDI Sprinter PV AWD: R815 925

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