ALL-TERRAIN, ALL-WHEEL DRIVE, ALL-NEW: SPRINTER 4X4
Off-road vehicles have an enthusiastic following because of their many uses and versatility, especially in the widely varying off-road driving conditions, terrain and weather of SA. The country’s unique road- and weather challenges may require special skills and equipment – equipment such as the new Sprinter 4×4.
With AWD, (all wheel drive) the new Sprinter 4×4 displays its outstanding capabilities even under the most adverse conditions. This undisputed number-one van adheres to the strictest of requirements when it comes to traction. The Mercedes- Benz Vans’ brand claim, ‘Born to Run’, describes the high-traction Sprinter 4×4 to perfection.
The Sprinter 4×4 is an AWD vehicle which caters for a wide range of industries such as construction, transport of building materials, energy supply, forestry – and also for people with a thirst for adventure. So, the next time you plan your outdoor adventure in the most remote of places, with difficult access, you’ll find that if you have your Sprinter 4X4, not only will there be ample space and luxury, but the roads will also be a piece of cake.
MD Mercedes-Benz Vans SA, Nicolette Lambrechts, says: “With this unique Sprinter, you will be able to go anywhere, and embark on many adventures, while enjoying the benchmark comfort and safety which underpins the Mercedes- Benz Vans brand.”
SELECTABLE AWD WITH NEW DOWNHILL SPEED REGULATION
The new Sprinter 4×4 makes life as easy as possible for the driver. At the touch of a button, the selectable AWD, with a low-range ratio of 1:1.4, can activate the electronic traction system. (4ETS). The driver simply needs to make well-judged use of the accelerator and steering wheel, while technology takes care of the rest. Selectable AWD can function even at vehicle speeds up to 10 km/h. The lowrange function enhances traction on steep inclines with a fully loaded vehicle. The all-wheel drive is integrated into the Electronic Stability Program (ESP9i®), which comes standard, and complements the safety systems perfectly.
The Sprinter 4×4 now also comes with Downhill Speed Regulation, (DSR), which ensures that a pre-selected speed is maintained constantly when driving downhill. DSR is activated using a button on the control panel.