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Tipper: MAN eTGE vs Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

April 20th, 2023

A firm favourite of the construction industry, the Tipper variant of the commercial van is the ideal choice for the easy loading and unloading of goods. With an open body and large cargo hold, a Tipper van can easily tip loads of over 1000kg out, perfect for those who need to quickly and easily move large amounts of materials.

The following review pits the electric vehicle offerings of a truck specialist, MAN, versus a company that is better known for its luxury cars, Mercedes Benz, to compare which offers the best product. However, when it comes to commercial vehicles, it’s worth putting assumptions aside because, as you will see in this review, both brands put engines, spec and design at the forefront of their electric Tipper vehicle offerings.

As both Tippers vehicles have so much to offer, you may find it a challenge to choose between them. If you’d like to get a more detailed view of either van you can read the full, in-depth review of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Tipper here and the MAN eTGE review here.

Engines and Spec

With its large cargo length of 3,320mm by 2,040mm, the Mercedes-Benz Tipper is considered one of the most adaptable vans on the market. It is not only incredibly reliable and efficient but can also be trusted to keep its passengers and payload safe and secure. When it comes to the MAN’s payload, as the batteries are all stored under the floor, the internal capacity of the eTGE is exactly the same as the diesel engine version, an impressive 2,515kg.

With a tipper van, it is very unlikely that you will be travelling long distances, which is just as well, as neither the Mercedes nor the MAN has a particularly large range compared to other vehicles on the market. The Mercedes Benz Tipper has two battery options, 41 or 55 kWh with an electric traction output of 85 kW and a range of 100km, whereas the MAN has one smaller 36 kWh battery with a larger range of 114 km from full charge.

Both vehicles boast decent charging times. The MAN can be fully charged in a respectable five and a half hours. However, the  Mercedes has a rapid charge time, reaching 80% in just two hours as standard and 30 minutes when using the fast charging option.


If you’re looking for top storage capabilities,look no further than the MAN eTGE Tipper.. There are a plethora of storage compartments and lockers throughout the van’s cab and some hidden lockers as well for your valuables and tools.

On the other hand, the interior of the Mercedes-Benz is all about comfort. With a double cab option and a single cab option available, comfortable seating is on offer to up to six passengers meaning you can transport a whole crew if needed.. The vehicle also has the option of silent cab experience, with the engine producing hardly any noise at all.

Both have an infotainment system built in,, featuring a helpful geocoded map system, voice control and more. Like many electric vehicles, the specially designed controls will helpfully display battery level and range instead of fuel levels.

The Verdict

Choosing between the two electric Tipper vehicles is tricky as both have considerable benefits. Neither vehicle benefits from a particularly long range from full charge but for most jobs this is unlikely to cause an issue. However if you’re looking for a longer range, check out some of our other Tipper reviews.

Those looking for a large cargo load might prefer the Mercedes-Benz Tipper as it has significant cargo length. Similarly, the MAN eTGE boasts a very impressive payload which could sway potential TIpper owners who would benefit from this feature. Either way, you’ll end up with a great van.

So if you’re after the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Tipper, you can purchase it today with Van Sales UK. We have the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Tipper available in a variety of colours from £449 + VAT. If you’re looking for the MAN eTGE Tipper  you can purchase it from Van Sales as a single cab tipper in a choice of different colours from £399 + VAT.

Need some more help choosing? Here at Van Sales UK, we’re always happy to provide expert advice to our customers to help them decide. Just get in touch with us and let us know your requirements. When you’ve made up your mind, we’ll find the best finance deal for you including leasing and full finance options.


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