Press Launch – VANSPORTS.DE, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 (W907)
VANSPORTS.DE: Sprinter goes off-road
For far more than a quarter of a century, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has gained a standing as THE universal, dynamic van. Just like the VW Golfing has for compacts, the title Sprinter has even grow to be considerably synonymous with its car variety. The professionals at Heinz Hartmann GmbH immediately determined the life style opportunity concealed absent in the successor to the legendary Mercedes-Benz T1, also acknowledged as the “Bremer Transporter”. In 2003, they presented the HARTMANN SP1 with reducing and large wheels, preempting the delivery of the VANSPORTS.DE model. In the yrs since the model was introduced, Heinz Hartmann GmbH has made use of it to individualize the exteriors and interiors not only of Sprinters but also of Vito, Citan, V-Course and even X-Course designs.
After gathering knowledge of off-road modifications with the W447 (V-Course / Vito), VANSPORTS.DE has now modified the 3rd-generation Sprinter (W907) for off-road use. These updates are accessible straight away.
Sprinter 4×4 as the basis
Daimler provided the perfect basis for this off-road product with its Sprinter 4×4. Even ex-functions, the Sprinter 4×4 gives “composure in tough terrain” with its all- wheel push, entire with 4ETS electronic traction process and accessible with an optional minimal-array equipment reducer. Increased suspension elevate than in normal Sprinter designs – an enhance of 11cm on the entrance axle and 8cm on the rear – supplies enough chassis clearance and a ramp angle suited to off-road driving.
The Sprinter 4×4 leaves the factory with normal tires for road surfaces, which would before long show limiting in upcoming to no time when pushed off-road. In light-weight of this, and specified the injury that rugged terrain could result in to the underbody engineering in upcoming to no time, the updates made available by VANSPORTS.DE are the perfect solution for a Sprinter set to be made use of as a universal workhorse in fields and forests, on construction web-sites, or as a 4×4 motorhome.
More traction and off-road defense
Solid KRONA eighteen” light-weight-alloy wheels with deep-tread, all-terrain tires measuring 265/60R18 (load index 119 = 1,360kg) suggest the VANSPORTS all-wheel Sprinter gives impressive traction even off the crushed monitor – as our pictures emphatically display. We were being grateful to have the chance to send the VANSPORTS Sprinter to tackle the off-road program at the ADAC Driving Protection Centre in Grevenbroich. Although milled underbody protectors made from 8mm and 6mm thick aluminum defend the motor, transmission, and rear differential unit versus injury in rugged terrain, the fender protectors – which blend in harmoniously with the Sprinter’s style and design – defend the bodywork versus undesired scrapes and stone chips. Matt black facet rocker panels beef up the Sprinter 4×4 even further nevertheless in the two visible and specialized respects. Meanwhile, optional StarBlack strips accessible in all sprinters defend the doorway sill and trunk.
The VANSPORTS exterior modifications for the Sprinter 4×4, together with all pieces named above, are accessible for €7,780 incl. 19% VAT.
Even more off-road updates in the pipeline
What is far more, the VANSPORTS.DE array of off-road updates for the Sprinter is set to be expanded. Organizing is at the moment underway on a sturdy, visually putting roof rack, operate lights throughout the width of the van and an consumption snorkel for driving by way of deep h2o, as well as rock sliders to defend the sides of the Sprinter from below. With all these updates, the all-wheel van genuinely will be entirely kitted out for an off-road adventure!