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Old 12-13-2006, 01:40 AM   #1
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New Four-Wheel Drive Option Available for Dodge Sprinter Vans

Fresno, CA -- Sportsmobile West is excited to announce the introduction of a Four-Wheel Drive option for the Dodge Sprinter chassis. Sportsmobile debuted their 4x4 Sprinter at the Los Angeles International Auto Show Dec. 1-10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Sportsmobile West has developed a strategic alliance with Oberaigner GmbH Fahrzeungtechnik, an Austrian four-wheel drive component developer and the manufacturer of four-wheel drive systems installed by DaimlerChrysler in the Mercedes Sprinter chassis built at the Dusseldorf, Germany, factory.

Sportsmobile West will be the exclusive supplier and installer of this system in the United States. Oberaigner and Sportsmobile are very excited about their partnership and look forward to supporting the United States market with this impressively designed and manufactured 4x4 system.

The Oberaigner company was founded in 1977 by Wilhelm Oberaigner. In 1985 Oberaigner developed the four-wheel drive technology on the T-1 from DaimlerChrysler AG to support the demand for this option in Europe. The company has since expanded and enhanced the development of four-wheel drive components and systems. Oberaigner is now the fixed system supplier to DaimlerChrysler AG in Germany.

The four-wheel drive system will allow for better traction in foul weather and off-highway uses. The system includes a new transfer case with independent and front drive axle for shifting power to the front wheels in addition to the stock rear drive system. The system also features a completely engineered and designed front axle assembly and steering system, new drive shafts, and a rear axle kit. System options will include an all-wheel drive permanent system and a four-wheel drive two-speed system.

The start-up production date for the Sportsmobile Sprinter 4x4s is Spring 2007.
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Here's another photo of the 4x4 Sportsmobile Sprinter.

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Update:

Sprinter 4x4 (1/23/07)
Sportsmobile has been informed by DaimlerChrysler that they may make a Sprinter 4x4 available in the United States in 2008. For this reason Sportsmobile will not offer a 4x4 kit for Sprinters as originally planned.

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Sprotsvans LLC is busy with the prototype T1N (Sprinter old) and the new Sprinter will come in about 3 month.
www.us.sportsvans.co.za
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..Narrow width, and a high center of gravity, -not good.

If I was to own one of these, I'd be living or RV'ing in a snowy area. I don't think it's made for desert driving.

Better to use a wide chassis like a Hummer, perhaps?
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