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Old 11-09-2017, 02:32 PM   #1
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First post. Wife and I have been researching and looking at Class B's for our upcoming retirement.

It looks like the new Sprinters will be out within 12-18 months. If we are not in a rush to buy one now, is there any reason not to wait for the new models before buying a new B? We are leaning Pleasureway for now.

It sure *sounds* like a host of improvements on the new model, but I would be very interested in some informed opinions from the folks here.

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First post. Wife and I have been researching and looking at Class B's for our upcoming retirement.

It looks like the new Sprinters will be out within 12-18 months. If we are not in a rush to buy one now, is there any reason not to wait for the new models before buying a new B? We are leaning Pleasureway for now.

It sure *sounds* like a host of improvements on the new model, but I would be very interested in some informed opinions from the folks here.

Thanks

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Yes I would be interested to hear what ‘strides’ MB has made especially in the emissions department. Are they talking diesel still? If they do manage to keep the diesel running better I suspect it will include yet more sensors and computers.
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MB have announced they will be replacing ALL of their current engines with new designs.
The word on the street is -- these new engines will be *significantly* better.
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I would probably wait except that MB tends to be unpredictable and often late with release dates. 12-18 months seems very optimistic. 2 years seems more likely to get what you actually order. Then Pleasure Way will be another delay to start building on a new model. Then there is the argument about whether you really want to be one of the first buyers of a brand new model release for any company much less one with a new diesel engine. A 3 year window may be the safest bet.
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I haven't seen any announcement from Mercedes Benz as to what the new Sprinter will be. *Sounds* is so far wish list speculations. Does anyone have a certifiable link from MB?
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David, I found this, and it was echoed on a number or other websites. Sure looks very sleek and modern!

Mercedes-Benz Teases 2019 Sprinter Van with Sketch

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That's cosmetic but no details. It looks good. If one recalls in 2014 Mercedes Benz did another cosmetic upgrade to the front end to bring it more in line with their cars. The Transit looks like a sucking fish and the Promaster is just plain ugly.

Probably LED lights are a given in just about all vehicles now.

I'm more interest in size configurations especially if they make it a little wider or straighter sides, but neither will be aesthetically pleasing in my estimation. Sprinters need about 2" more width. These are the two factors making Sprinter RV design more difficult. They already are the biggest vans with the most payload to work with. The other thing is introducing new engines. I'd consider a gas turbo.

I'm modeling in SketchUp 3D an all new design based on 144" wheel base. So far it looks very promising and there is nothing like it on the market. You really catch all the problems in 3D. I'd opt for the single Super wheel over duallies to solve some design problems. Two different size tires don't bother me with all the interior advantages. They don't show that in the build options on the American build site.
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The front end looks kind of angry like. Not sure I like it. If they are being built in the USA do you think the price will be cheaper? It would be nice if you could get a high roof 4x4 in the mid 40s.
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The front end looks kind of angry like. Not sure I like it. If they are being built in the USA do you think the price will be cheaper? It would be nice if you could get a high roof 4x4 in the mid 40s.
The only thing that would be almost certain about a new redesigned 2019 model would be that it won't be cheaper.
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The front end looks kind of angry like. Not sure I like it. If they are being built in the USA do you think the price will be cheaper? It would be nice if you could get a high roof 4x4 in the mid 40s.
Your dreaming. You can't get a 144, 4x4 high roof now for less than 52k and by the time you add on the necessary desired options for RV conversion it will be more. Built in America is not going to bring down that price significantly.
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