2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 [w/videos] - Autoblog (blog)

On the way back down the mountain, the Sprinter's easy-to-drive manners were a welcome relief. It certainly wasn't what I expected, but the Sprinter 4x4 handled everything I threw at it. Really, that's the whole point with the four-wheel-drive Sprinter. Instead, Mercedes fitted its work van with all-terrain capability because there are times where Sprinter-driving workers need to get to gross parts of the world. Mercedes said the Sprinter 4x4 is already off to a good start in terms of sales – the four-wheel-drive van is sold out until October. Moving forward, four-wheel-drive will continue to be part of the Sprinter strategy, and production will ramp up, especially when Mercedes' new van facility comes online in South Carolina. The addition of four-wheel drive means Mercedes now offers capability in this segment that newcomers like the Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster do not. After all, a FedEx driver can assume that his delivery route won't include muddy routes up a logging route, but it's good to know this upgraded Sprinter provides sure-footed assurance when the anticipated smooth road ahead proves to be anything but. Source: www.autoblog.com