SPRINTER SETS NEW STAN­DARDS

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

MERCEDES- Benz and the tuners at Ren­ntech worked to­gether to de­liver a ex­treme Sprinter con­cept for the Chicago Mo­tor Show.

In­stead of do­ing what most tuner do, the sus­pen­sion is lifted and not dropped, adding dra­mat­i­cally to the ve­hi­cle’s im­pos­ing size.

Larger wheels and sus­pen­sion are catered for by cus­tom rear fend­ers.

Made to work, the ex­treme Spin­ter has a Scat­tolini Scat­toMaax Tip­per Bed that can carry 2 355 kg of pay­load, which it can dump to the left, right or straight back.

The Sprinter’s stan­dard Load­A­dap­tive ESP works to keep the Ex­treme sta­ble, even when fully loaded and pulling 3,4 tons on a braked trailer. A mud- splashed neon green wrap shows how busi­ness can dec­o­rate the work­ing van to make a rolling mar­ket­ing state­ment.

Mercedes- Benz in South African said all Sprint­ers are now sold with an in­dus­try- first five- year/ 105 000 km ser­vice plan.

Called the Char­terWay Ser­vice BestBa­sic, the ser­vice plan as­sists oper­a­tors to con­cen­trate on their busi­ness’ core re­quire­ments, by of­fer­ing guar­an­teed ve­hi­cle avail­abil­ity and re­duced ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“The Mercedes- Benz Sprinter is a mar­ket leader in its seg­ment due to its high lev­els of safety, im­pres­sively eco­nom­i­cal en­gines and un­sur­passed in­no­va­tions. With the Char­terWay ser­vice plan, we are en­sur­ing it re­mains in the lead,” said Ni­co­lette Lam­brechts, Head of Mercedes- Benz Vans, South­ern Africa.

Not hav­ing to pay for a ser­vice gives oper­a­tors com­plete peace of mind when buy­ing a Mercedes- Benz Sprinter, and al­lows them to con­cen­trate fully on their bread- and- but­ter busi­ness.

PHOTO: GIZ­MAG

Able to carry over 2,3 tons while pulling an­other 3 tons, the Mercedes Sprinter Ex­treme was shown at this week’s 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

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