Mercedes-Benz Vans announced the expansion of the Sprinter portfolio by debuting the Worker model.
"We are pleased to announce the new Sprinter Worker model, which is every bit as capable as the rest of our Sprinter lineup at an even more attractive starting price: $32,495,” said Bernie Glaser, vice president of Mercedes-Benz Vans in the USA. “The Sprinter brand is no stranger to hard work and we are making a statement by targeting the heart of the commercial van market by offering a simple and straightforward model designed for plumbers, electricians, HVAC specialists, general contractors and similar fields. The Sprinter offers the best value, as well as simple and straightforward packaging for our toughest customers. Together with creative financing solutions from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, it has never been easier to own a Sprinter.”
The Sprinter Worker includes a standard diesel engine, Bluetooth connectivity and class exclusive Crosswind Assist. With a 144 in. wheelbase and a standard-height roof (the most commonly-ordered Sprinter Van configuration) the Sprinter Worker boasts a 137.4 in. cargo floor length and 66.5 in. interior standing height. It also receives a powerful diesel engine and a 7G-Tronic 7-speed transmission which allows for more time on the road and less time at the gas pump, according to Mercedes-Benz.
Additional standard equipment includes a 4-speaker AM/FM radio with aux-input, USB interface and with Bluetooth Telephone Interface and audio streaming, cabin partition preparation, class-leading 6 standard airbags, industry-exclusive Crosswind Assist and Load-Adaptive Traction Control (ESP).
Available only in white, the Worker provides both small-business owners and fleet companies with a clean canvas for signage, advertising and wrapping with graphics. With a total roof load capacity of 660 lbs., ladder racks and roof attachments can be added to the Worker from any number of upfitters, the company said.
Inside, the Worker’s standard 319.1-cubic-feet of cargo volume provides room for racks, bins, shelves, cabinets and toolboxes. The standard steel floor can be left unfinished or can be customized with an optional wood floor or with any other floor covering of choice.
The Worker comes with a 4-cylinder diesel engine paired with 7G-Tronic 7-speed transmission that helps stretch each gallon of diesel further. Based on over 300,000 miles of user-reported fuel economy on fuelly.com, this combination is capable of well over 23 miles per gallon, even in high-roof, extended wheelbase Sprinter 2500 applications, according to the company.
Three packages available are:
- The Convenience Package ($1,499) includes: Heated power mirrors, cruise control, automatic light and rain sensor (for windshield wipers), multifunction steering wheel with enhanced info screen and trailer hitch prewiring
- The Utility Package ($2,999) includes all contents in Convenience Package, plus: Wood cargo floor, rear step, LED lights in cargo compartment, two additional keys (4 total), glass in rear cargo doors and grab-handles (left/right rear door)
- The Overtime Package ($4,499) includes all contents in both Convenience and Utility packages, plus: Upgraded audio system, highbeam assist, blind spot assist, rear view camera, first aid kit and emergency flashlight