Mercedes has introduced the new Sprinter 4x4. It features an increased ride height and an all-wheel drive system with an electronic traction system.

Mercedes has introduced the new Sprinter 4x4.

Designed to handle snowy conditions and rough terrain, the Sprinter 4x4 has been equipped with an all-wheel drive system that can be engaged at the press of a button. The model also has an electronic traction system that automatically brakes spinning wheels so more torque can go to wheels with better traction. If that's not rugged enough, the van can be equipped with off-road tires, Hill-Start Assist and an optional low range.

While Mercedes says the model is "not an off-roader," it features an increased ride height and improved approach, departure, and breakover angles.

Under the hood, three diesel engines are available including:

  • A 2.1-liter four-cylinder with 129 HP (95 kW) and 305 Nm (225 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.1-liter four-cylinder with 163 HP (120 kW) and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 3.0-liter V6 with 190 HP (139 kW) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque

Regardless of which engine is selected, it can be connected to a six-speed manual or an optional five-speed automatic.

In Germany, the all-wheel drive system will be a €8391 ($11,465) option.

Check out the press release for additional information

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