Mercedes launches new engine for cargo van

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07.20.Sprinter cargo van with new engineMercedes-Benz Vans introduces a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine for the Sprinter Cargo Van.

The powertrain produces 161 hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes-Benz says the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel Cargo variant will join the Sprinter lineup in the U.S., which includes the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbo diesel cargo, crew, passenger and cab chassis, and the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline passenger, crew and cargo variants. The company says the new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel cargo van will be arriving in dealerships late 2020.

The 4-cylinder diesel cargo van will be offered as a rear-wheel drive configuration with various wheelbase options, including the 144-in. wheelbase standard roof along with a 170-in. wheelbase and 170-in. extended wheelbase high roof offering.

Additionally, standard feature highlights for the 4-cylinder diesel Cargo Van include Mercedes PRO connect digital fleet solutions, representing a new connectivity and telematics solution for Mercedes-Benz, Keyless Start, brake hold functionality, charging capabilities with two USB-C sockets in the dashboard, a trailer hitch prep package, load-adaptive electronic stability program, all-season tires, an adjustable steering wheel with standard shift paddles and a metal load compartment floor.

Finally, Mercedes-Benz says the new Sprinter is equipped with a range of optional safety and assistance systems which, until recently, were available only on Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. Among them, the radar-based systems Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Brake Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist. An optional Parking Package with 360-degree camera is available along with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, the company says.

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