Originally Posted by rabbitdiesel1
Not only does Mercedes put the 4 cylinder in the 11030 lb. cutaway chassis, there are Views and Navions on the road with that engine. GCWR is the same for the 4 cyl. compared to the V6, both are rated at 15250 lbs. Owners of the Sprinter vans claim the new 7 speed transmission is far superior to the old 5 speed.
Thanks for making me do more research. I had not looked on the website recently.
I dio see that it is now standard on this model.
Still scratching my head. Seems awfully small for 15 k weight (what I will be moving around) I would have to drive one to be convinced (towing also)
Back probably 2 years ago- I spoke with a Merc Sprinter tech and they did not have this configuration yet. I was interested of course.
As for the torque specs- I think Mercedes is not telling us the truth on the
V6. They feel like much more than 325. The GL config boasts 455 and 240 HP with the 7 spd.
Me personally- I would go with the tried and true V6 5 spd.
2 overdrive gears is not really needed in a motorhome.
I have looked at the 4 cyl as my colleague has one.
VERY simple and small platform. Looks very good.
AWD is next up.