Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Sportsmobile
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter introduces its new Sprinter with collaboration from Sportsmobile. With the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 to the U.S. market, Sportsmobile now offers an efficient, all-terrain Sprinter diesel camper.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4X4 is made for the consumer looking for a quality van with four-wheel drive.
“After years of working with Mercedes-Benz to bring these vans to the US market, we are excited to finally have our hands on these vehicles for our customized camper conversions,” president of Sportsmobile West Jonathan Feld says. “We know the features of this Sprinter 4×4 van will fit the needs of our customers for years to come.”
The Sprinter’s best selling point for the Sportsmobile customer is better fuel economy for a 4WD Class B motorhome. The base Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 with 188-hp 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine is estimated at 20 mpg (12 l/100km), and Sportsmobile is telling customers to expect 14 to 18 mpg (17 to 13 l/100km) for a converted camper van. It calls the model its lightest, most fuel efficient 4×4 conversion ever.
It is estimated that the average Sprinter 4×4 build will run around $90,000, based on popular equipment and options. The model in our photos from Overland Expo, with its snorkel, exterior shower, Penthouse Top, wheel and all-terrain tire upgrade, and other equipment, prices in at $110K. The Sprinter 4×4 is proving quite a popular product for Sportsmobile, with the converter saying that it’s already sold out of 2015 models and is now taking orders for 2016 Sprinter 4x4s.
Photo credit: C.C. Weiss