Mercedes-Benz Vans Canada has announced the introduction of the 2023 Sprinter.
Featuring a new all-wheel drive (AWD) system, new 9G-TRONIC transmission, new 4-cylinder diesel engines and enhanced connectivity, the new 2023 Sprinter will be available in Canada this winter.
With an advanced technology update, Mercedes-Benz says that this latest Sprinter will offer more driving comfort than ever before‚ on almost any terrain. At the heart of the update is a 2.0-litre OM 654 diesel engine familiar from the Mercedes-Benz passenger car portfolio. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is transitioning to a fully 4-cylinder lineup for gasoline and diesel engines for the model year 2023, creating a more efficient portfolio. The new OM 654 engine achieves smoother acceleration, higher torque values, decreased emissions and lower noise and vibration levels. It will be available in two power output ratings: 125kW (168 hp) and 155kW (208 hp), providing a more capable engine compared to its predecessors.
Engineering for efficiency
A combination of aluminum block and steel pistons, a stepped recess combustion process, and NANOSLIDE cylinder coating is designed to reduce in-engine friction on the OM 654. Combining these features with dynamic multi-way exhaust gas recirculation and the near-engine exhaust gas after treatment allows the 2023 Sprinter to operate with lower consumption and emissions. Due to its position, the exhaust gas after treatment also works with little heat loss, resulting in a more efficient operation.
Mercedes-Benz Vans will also be transitioning over to a new 9G-TRONIC transmission (9-speed), now equipped as standard for all variants. The 9G-TRONIC transmission provides customers with increased driving comfort, reduction in fuel consumption, decreased noise levels, lower emissions, higher overall gear ratio and quicker downshifts allowing for agile acceleration. Compared to the previous 7G-TRONIC transmission offering, the 9G-TRONIC offers an increased first gear ratio resulting in a quicker take-off, more gears, and a greater ratio spread leading to overall improved performance.
New AWD system
The new Sprinter’s all-wheel-drive (AWD) replaces the previous 4×4 system, providing more power, endurance and overall seamless transition for the customer, allowing them to take on any terrain with ease. With the AWD, customers experience automatic torque on demand with up to 50% split per axle, unlike the previous engageable system, which provided 35% of torque to the front and 65% to the rear axle when in 4×4 mode. The new AWD system also maintains capabilities offered by its predecessor in terms of ground clearance, approach angle, departure angle and breakover angle – providing Mercedes-Benz Sprinter customers with high levels of quality and capability expected from Mercedes-Benz Vans.
Mercedes-Benz Canada is offering the latest in connectivity and an improved user experience with the introduction of Mercedes Me Connect to the 2023 Sprinter. These digital services connect both commercial and private customers to their vans and give simple access to all-important information and practical functions, both inside and outside of the vehicle. Commercial customers can activate their entire fleet with industry-leading digital services that improve their daily business operations.
Available for both Android and iOS devices, the Mercedes Me Connect app enables vehicle owners to manage many different aspects of their van from virtually anywhere, serving as a mobile extension of the vehicle. This digital upgrade offers many connected-car features, providing customers with the added convenience and flexibility of remote vehicle management, including Remote Door Lock and Unlock, and Vehicle Status. This is paired with additional vehicle data such as mileage, fuel level, tire pressure and fluid levels, providing customers with the peace of mind knowing they have everything needed for their next drive. If an issue arises, Mercedes Me Connect connect can facilitate a remote diagnostic test, which provides a dealership service technician with the ability to remotely retrieve diagnostic data to help troubleshoot issues.
Improved safety with the Digital Interior Mirror
To improve the view to the rear, the all-new Sprinter also features a camera installed at the back of the vehicle, which displays the image on the screen of the interior mirror. This technology provides the driver with a clear view behind the vehicle, which is particularly helpful for customers with no or limited rear visibility.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is designed to offer a wide range of options for commercial vehicle customers, including a streamlined packaging structure and improved features to fit a variety of needs– from everyday drivers to parcel delivery, construction workers, various upfit customers and everyone in-between.