23 July 2021
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Driving comfort upgrade for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The OM654 four-cylinder diesel engine from the powertrain portfolio of Mercedes-Benz Cars will be available for all versions of the Sprinter from this autumn. It has already been available for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Panel Van and the Chassis Cab variants with rear-wheel drive since the end of last year. Mercedes-Benz says this significantly improves driving comfort in the Sprinter 2021 and also improves fuel consumption.

As a further innovation, Mercedes-Benz has combined the modern 2.0-litre engine with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission for the rear-wheel drive Sprinter too. The 6-speed manual transmission remains unchanged in the range.

The OM 654 engine generation, which conforms to the Euro VI-E and Euro 6d emissions norms, offers further improved noise and vibration characteristics. This means it is pleasantly quiet inside the Sprinter and disruptive vibrations have been reduced. The combination of an aluminium housing with steel pistons, the stepped recess combustion process and the NANOSLIDE® cylinder wall coating for reduced in-engine friction, together with the dynamic multi-way exhaust gas recirculation and the in-engine exhaust gas aftertreatment, facilitate lower consumption as well as low emissions. Due to its near-engine position, the exhaust gas aftertreatment works with little heat loss and in optimum conditions.

The OM654 engine is available in four output categories for the Sprinter, depending on the drive and body variant selected: 84 kW (114 hp), 110 kW (150 hp), 125 kW (170 hp) and 140 kW (190 hp).

The figures are provided in accordance with the German regulation ‘PKW-EnVKV’ and apply to the German market only. Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide ‘Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars’, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH and at www.dat.de.

Since 2020, the Sprinter has also been available with a battery-electric drive. With the eSprinter, the entire range of use in urban logistics can be covered locally emission-free. The eCharging Planner advisory tool, for example, is part of the eVan ecosystem from Mercedes-Benz Vans and can answer your questions on aspects that need to be considered for fleets converting to electric drive.

The next generation of the eSprinter is already being developed: this modular concept consists of a front module for the high-voltage components, a module in the underbody for the high-voltage battery and a rear module with an electrically driven rear axle. With this, the next-generation eSprinter – which will be produced from the second half of 2023 – will offer considerably greater freedom in the development and design of various bodies. Also, the next generation of the eSprinter will be produced CO2-neutrally – a further step towards implementing “Ambition2039”, the sustainable corporate strategy of Mercedes-Benz.