Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Tipper Review
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Tipper at a glance
Vans are, as you might well expect, some of the most common vehicles on our roads. After all, they have brilliant torque statics, phenomenal pulling power and payloads that beat most vehicles of the same size. Most of the modern large payload vans on the market come in a myriad of different sizes and styles, which all have their positives and negatives and you need to choose the right model for your needs. Mercedes is no different and they have a huge variety of models for their flagship van the Sprinter. So, what can a tipper bring to the table and why should you consider this option for your next van?
There are, as you might expect, many reasons for choosing a sprinter van, but one of the main ones is if you work within the trade industry. Whether you run a tree surgery firm or a building contractor, a tipper van can be incredibly useful for your day-to-day tasks. Of course, you may find a van with a closed rear cab more useful, as this will give you plenty of storage space and a secure area to hold some of your more valuable items. Though, as we shall explain in this blog, nothing really beats the convenience of a tipper.
Mercedes are a family name in the van industry and they are known for their quality and exceptional attention to detail. This is, in part, why the sprinter has risen to such popularity in recent years. So, why should you choose the Sprinter for your next van? Keep reading this blog to find out.
Engines and Spec
As with most large payload vans, the tipper is incredibly strong when it comes to its engine statistics. This is something which you will certainly need in a tipper, as it is very likely that you will often be carrying large loads to and from the site. With a healthy and reliable engine, your life will be made far easier. So, how does the Sprinter fare in these statistics?
The van is fitted with a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine, which has a brilliant reputation for reliability and speed statistics. In fact, the current model produces 114hp to 190hp, with a torque output of 300 Nm to 440 Nm. These figures are incredibly strong and will stand most tradespeople in great stead for their day-to-day work. As many of these roles will require you to navigate busy and sometimes challenging terrain, a good deal of torque is always helpful.
As with any van, you will want the interior of your vehicle to have all the right components which you expect. As tippers are often used for trades work, there are a few specific requirements which you will most likely have. Of course, the first of these is secure storage as you will need to have somewhere to keep your valuable tools and any other equipment which you need to keep safe. The other key requirement is comfort, as you will most likely be commuting several miles from site to site in a day. So, how does the Sprinter stack up on this front?
In terms of storage, the Sprinter really is second to none on this front. As you might expect, with a van that has been running for some time and has been through many variations, there is ample secure and open storage available within the cab. This will make your days on-site far less stressful and allow you to complete the jobs at hand. What’s more, when it comes to comfort, the Sprinter performed valiantly here as well. It is often said the suspension set-up in this van rises well above many of its competitors, so it is a great fit if you need comfort in your vans.
Pros & Cons
- Greta payload statistics
- Brilliant technology
- Front-wheel drive option available
- Fewer options than some rivals
- On the expensive side of the spectrum
- Due a style upgrade
As you might expect, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a fantastic option for any tradespeople that are looking for a new van. The vehicle has a brilliant reputation and offers many industry-leading statistics when it comes to power and storage capabilities. Certainly, it would be a fantastic choice if you work within the trade industry. So, if you’re looking for a new van, then make sure you contact us today. We have many vans available for you to try, and we would love to talk to you about your options.