The 2014 Mercedes-Benz is getting winterized, something that will make fans north of the 49th parallel a little happier. The tall work van will now be offered with a 4x4 variant, making it perfect for all weather deliveries.
It was announced a while ago that the 2014 model would be updated with styling tweaks and a new four-cylinder, Bluetec diesel engine is being offered. Now, with the announcement of the 4x4 model, we learn that buyers can choose either a 129 hp or a 163 hp version of the four-cylinder mentioned, or upgrade to a powerful 190 hp Bluetec V6 3.0-litre.
While AWD cars in the Mercedes line-up have the feature engaged at all times, this is not the case in the Sprinter. Drivers push a button to engage the AWD system. At this point, the electronic traction system takes charge. Drivers can activate AWD when the truck is stationary, or driving less than 10 km/h. There is also a low range reduction gear for off-road, low-speed conditions and Downhill Speed Regulation that keeps the truck at a consistent speed when driving downhill. The 2014 Sprinter has also had a lift, the front has been raised 4.3 inches and the rear 3.1 inches.
Mercedes-Benz presents the 2024 GLA and 2024 GLB SUVs, plus their AMG variants. The GLA models will debut late in 2023, the GLBs in early 2024.
Mercedes has introduced the revised 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé, billed as the sporty sibling of the GLC SUV (which got its revision last year). The coupe version is scheduled to debut on the market here early in 2024.
The finalists in each of the six 2023 World Vehicle of the Year categories have been announced. Once again this year, there is a very strong Korean presence in several of the categories. The winners will be announced at the New York Auto Show in early April.