Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van and Conversion Van

New in 2010, Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans introduced the Blue Tec diesel engine on all Sprinters. The goal is to reduce Nitrogen Oxides (NOx). While these engines are more environmentally friendly they produce 185hp and 325 ft. lb. of torque against the older Sprinter engines that only offered 154hp and 280 ft. lb. of torque. Slightly less restrictive than their European counterpart the Sprinter engines coming to the U.S.A this year are designed with (SCR) or Selective Catalytic Reduction systems to reduce Nitrogen. This system uses DEF, a liquid composed of 32.5% Urea to help eliminate harmful emissions. The Sprinter Van is also being voted Best-in-Class for side step-in height with a large 6 x 43 entry, and interior compartment accessibility, based upon comparison of Automotive News classification for full-size commercial vans.

What does this mean to the consumer? Up to 5% more fuel economy over the older Sprinter engines that used (EGR) or Exhaust Gas Recirculation. Additional the new Blue Tec engines are expected to extend the life on many of the engine parts by reducing stress. This means less maintenance, and Mercedes is backing the Sprinters with a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty for 2010. Drivers will need to fill their Urea tank at regular intervals much like filling up their gas tanks or changing the engine oil, as the Urea is injected into the exhaust gases, and will need filled approximately every 5000 to 7000 miles to ensure optimal engine performance and emissions control. To learn more about the Sprinter Van for 2010 including more about the Blue Tec diesel Sprinter engine including additional emission features we recommend you visit

The Sprinter passenger vans are no longer being marketed under the Dodge brand name. Instead, Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner will sell and distribute the 2010 Sprinter Chassis in the United States. Mercedes-Benz Sprinters offer innovative technology, comfort, and longevity backed by quality. Sold worldwide, the Mercedes Sprinter vans have been delivered to over one million owners already. These are just a few of the many reasons why Midwest Automotive Designs chooses to convert Sprinter Conversion Vans.

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