Mercedes-Benz is introducing the Sprinter WORKER during the Chicago Auto Show.

Mercedes-Benz is introducing the Sprinter WORKER during the Chicago Auto Show.

It will be the third member of the Sprinter Van family, which already consists of the 2500 and heavy-duty 3500 models. The German automaker says the new Sprinter WORKER offers “the simplest and most straightforward equipment” and is targeting the heart of the commercial van market for “plumbers, electricians, general contractors, and HVAC specialists.”

Designed with input from dealers and customers, the van has a 144-inch wheelbase and a standard-height roof. It boasts a 137.4-inch cargo floor length, 66.5-inch interior standing height, and 319.1-cubic-feet of cargo volume. The maximum towing capacity is 5,000 lbs, while the peak payload is 3,512 lbs.

Power is provided by a four-cylinder diesel engine, producing 161 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The unit is paired with a 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission with two clutches, providing an average fuel consumption of “well over” 23 miles per gallon.

The entry-level model comes equipped with power windows, A/C, tilting and telescoping steering wheel, five cup-holders, adjustable armrests, ample storage, and a standard four-speaker audio system as standard.

The Sprinter WORKER will be offered carrying a starting price of $32,495. Three optional packages will be also available - Convenience Package ($1,499), Utility Package ($2,999), and Overtime Package ($4,499), bringing additional equipment.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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