I have always wanted to know if the diesels placed in Sprinters have similar qualities as the diesels placed in heavy duty commercial trucks. Not that the Sprinter engines have been particularly problematic, or short life that I am aware of. Lots of emission control issues but those seem to be sorted out these days. ?
With this new engine coming into service, is it really new or an existing powerplant moving into the Sprinter chassis. I am sure that reviews will be forthcoming that will answer many questions. Perhaps this engine is a better fit with hybrid systems. I think this will revolutionary to Class B motorhomes if we see a mass production hybrid van that can also provide power to the coach. Seems this would be a simpler, more efficient and lower cost approach to derive chassis and coach power from a single power source. Must be some white paper or other material on this topic by now that I just haven't seen. Rather exciting I should think if this is possible for long range travel and power source for the coach too,