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Old 01-09-2018, 08:10 PM   #1
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Hi. For anyone interested I did a video showing some shots of the upcoming 2019 Mercedes Sprinter. This is the model that all manufacturers will use in their 2019 and on model years.

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Old 01-09-2018, 11:52 PM   #2
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3rd generation going front wheel drive??
Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans says "Mercedes-Benz is also shifting the van's drive train to a front-wheel orientation — the van now offers standard rear-wheel drive or a 4x4 option — to lower the load floor to help drivers load cargo. The move will eliminate the prop shaft."

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity - TopNews - Equipment - TopNews - TruckingInfo.com
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Whoops, only RWD/4WD for the U.S.:
"Only the rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models will be offered."
https://www.trucks.com/2017/12/04/me...-sprinter-van/
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It looks very nice, a great update to the aging sprinter. I heard from a RV factory rep that Mercedes are building a massive manufacturing plant in the northeast to supply sprinters to the americas.


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It looks very nice, a great update to the aging sprinter. I heard from a RV factory rep that Mercedes are building a massive manufacturing plant in the northeast to supply sprinters to the americas.


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What?? It has been well reported that the new Sprinter plant is in South Carolina. Plant is built and we should see deliveries from this plant by end of year.


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Nicely done demo.
My reaction to MB is that it is making upgrades to match the market.
Shame on MB for ever creating their past Sprinters with that A-15 dial up radio.
A 1960's electronic piece of junk. No touch screen. How are back to we go to get that?
Dial a station, no way to play a CD, no sirius radio, pure junk. In a MB really??
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Mercedes probably put a bottom-of-the-barrel radio in those Sprinters to satisfy the fleet truck buyers, which outnumber the RV Sprinter buyers by far. A FedEx truck doesn’t need a CD player, Sirius radio or even a touchscreen. If a fancier radio was at option at any point, RV folks got whatever the RV company decided, and we all know that they always make the right choice.

What I found interesting in the new Sprinter was the size and shape of the new radio and screen. It’s longer and wider than the usual 7” screen and sits at an angle above the rest of the dash. At least for the time being, this means that aftermarket radios from companies like Pioneer, Alpine, Jensen, JVC and even the dreaded Kenwood may not fit. If you want a fancy radio, you may be stuck with the one from Mercedes.

[Top left: A recent Sprinter dashboard with an aftermarket 7" radio. Bottom and right: The new Sprinter radio.]
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...and even the dreaded Kenwood may not fit...
Why is the Kenwood dreaded?
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The Kenwoods that I've had have worked until one or two days past the 1 year warranty, then have died completely. The only way to get them going again was to put in new circuit boards. Lots of other folks have had similar experiences. Your mileage may vary.
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The Kenwood screens wash out very easily in sunlight, The Pioneer is far better screen wise. (just my opinion)
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