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From 2001 until 2006, cargo van versions of the Sprinter were manufactured in Düsseldorf, Germany, partially disassembled and shipped to a facility in Gaffney, South Carolina where they were reassembled. The cargo versions, classified as light trucks, are subject to the 25% chicken tax if imported as a complete unit, which is avoided by the disassembly and subsequent reassembly. Passenger vans were not subject to the same tax classifications and were imported as an assembled unit through Mercedes-Benz in Jacksonville, Florida.

In North America, most Sprinters are sold as cargo vans to expediters in the United States. Such expediters are similar to truck drivers, except they take smaller loads and will wait after unloading until dispatchers find another customer nearby to transport goods. The advent of the Sprinter van with its cargo space of 13.5 ft (4.1 m) has allowed van expediters to take three 48 in × 48 in (1.2 m × 1.2 m) skids or pallets, where previously they were limited to a capacity of two pallets A Sprinter is capable of hauling approximately 3,000 lb (1,400 kg) of cargo. The vehicle has been adopted by the police in Hong Kong, United Kingdom and in Poland, also and as an ambulance by countries in Western Europe, Scandinavia, the US, Australia and New Zealand. The 515 CDI has become the standard ambulance for use by the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom, and the Health Service Executive (HSE) in the Republic of Ireland. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)



Mercedes-Benz has been known for producing luxurious and well-built passenger cars and has made the best utility work vehicles for decades. The car maker’s vans are easily adaptable to handle any job thrown at you and a multipurpose design keeps buyers coming back year after year. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter comes in two specific engine options: a 2.0L 4-cylinder that produces 188 horsepower with 258 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.0L V6 diesel that produces 188 horsepower with 325 lb-ft of torque. This model is not just all about the power - it's an emphasis on a luxurious ride and the experience you have driving the van.

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 is the only utility van with an extended roof that is produced with Mercedes. The company has worked long and hard on creating the best suspension and chassis in its class to help you corner softly and have an overall smoother ride in your work van. This Mercedes is available in many different options from the rest of the Sprinter line up. For example, it comes in a 4-wheel-drive option and can tow up to 7,500 lbs, yet is remarkably fuel-efficient. Many owners have a critique of how they are not used to the van’s overall height and say it takes a couple of months. Also, this van is equipped with Crosswind assist that helps with vans that have a height of 10 feet or more, making it less easy for the van to topple over. (Source: www.famvans.com)




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