It may not be a Sprinter – but sure is a pretty cool rig!

Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4² – and not just one but two to choose!

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Read an article from Autoweek.

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CARS.COM — When is too much of a good thing simply, well, too much? When it’s describing the monster you see before you here from the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 Squared. Apparently, there is someone out there who thinks that their normal G-wagen just isn’t capable enough off-road, which is kind of nuts when you think about it, as it features three locking differentials, a massively powerful V-8 engine, huge ground clearance and construction techniques that make closing any door on the truck feel like locking a bank vault. But if the normal G550 is only kind of nuts, this one is full-on bonkers.

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Once situated in the carbon-fiber-and-leather trimmed cabin, your view out is commanding. This is the view that truck drivers have from the cab of their tractor-trailer rigs. There’s no problem seeing what’s around you thanks to the G-wagen’s slab-sided boxy styling and big windows that obscure nothing.The track is wider in this particular model, so there are more aggressive fender flares to accommodate the wider spacing. Those fenders are apparently carbon fiber, as is the roof rack, light bar and other exterior trim bits. I personally would be afraid to drive the thing through any serious off-road rock crawling situations -carbon-fiber fenders aren’t known for their flexibility or impact resistance, and I can only imagine what the replacement costs will be.

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If you or someone you know would like one of these exclusive rides, they tell me only 300 will be brought to the USA, call Dave at 512-942-6923 or email dave@sprinterguy.com

Or for the price of one of these G550’s, you could buy 4 or 5 Sprinter 4×4’s, just a thought!

2014 Sprinter Vans For Sale

I have two Sprinter Preowned vans available for sale. One is a 144″ wb low roof 5 passenger Crew van and the other is a 144″ high roof 9 passenger Custom Conversion Van.

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The white Crew van only has 32,000 miles on it. I leased it to a local owner 3 years ago, who thought he would use it more than what he did, so it’s off lease and available for sale today. Sale price is $30,788.

The Pearl Silver Metallic high roof custom conversion was our conversion demo to show what could be done to customize a basic Sprinter passenger van. The conversion was done by Gulf Coast Conversions in Houston. It has a ProAir rear air unit, custom interior, 32″ TV with DVD and more. Only 900 miles, why, we were told by Mercedes-Benz to take it off the market until they had a plan for the Takata air bag recall. So this van was never sold, still on the original MSO. We will sell it as a preowned vehicle which saves you a bunch of money. The sale price is $67,588.

Both of these vans are still waiting for the air bags replacements to come in, so you will be contacted when this happens so you can have us take care of the recall at no cost to you. Until then Mercedes-Benz has said drive the vans as normal.

For more info about these preowned Sprinter vans or any of the great values on the new 2016 and 2017 Sprinter vans I have available, call Dave @ 512-942-6923 or email dave@sprinterguy.com

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SMARTLINER – Sprinter Wheelchair Accessible Van

The Sprinter Smartliner Wheelchair Accessible Van offers seating for 9 passengers plus two wheelchairs. All with the safety, comfort and reliability only found in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.Smartliner Wheelchair Accessible Van pg 1

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Here are some standard features that will come with the Sprinter Smartliner Van.

  • 170″ wheelbase extended body 3500 Super Single chassis
  • Exterior in Arctic White
  • Rear View Camera
  • Power Outside Mirrors
  • 3.0 liter V6 Turbo Diesel Engine
  • 5-speed Automatic Transmission
  • Roof Top Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Heat Vents along side wall
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Light and Rain Sensing Windshield
  • Interior Lighting Pkg
  • Cruise Control
  • Door Handle Assist Handles
  • Full Factory Dark Tinted Windows
  • Dual Battery System

MSRP including Smartliner Conversion – $69,358

Available in Jet Black for an additional $990

Contact Dave the Sprinter Guy for details and order info.

512-942-6923 or email dave@sprinterguy.com

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Who Invented The Cargo Van?

Let’s take a look at the history of Vans from Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz History of Vans.

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And what is coming down the road in the next few years?

  • We are taking orders for 2018 Sprinter and Metris vans
  • The new Sprinter van is expected to be a 2019 model year
  • Production will begin in the expanded Ladson South Carolina facility in late 2018 calendar year

For more info about the current inventory of 2016 Sprinter Passenger vans with Very Special Offers, and the new 2017 Sprinter and Metris vans, call Dave at 512-942-6923 or email dave@sprinterguy.com

The Sprinter Guy even has special offers on our mid size Metris Cargo Vans!

This new size offering from Mercedes-Benz is really starting to take off, here are some reasons why!

There is not a van in the market place today like the Metris. It’s not a “mini-van” it’s a “Right Size” van. Here are the specs.

 

Metris specs

Bottom line, it fits in a normal home garage…..

It can carry 4×8 sheets of drywall or plywood flat on the cargo floor…..

It can tow a 5000 lb trailer, with optional hitch……

You can carry a payload of up to 2502 lbs……

Test drive one, it has plenty of power with a turbo gas engine with 208 hp…..

Metris features

And best of all, you get a van equipped, not stripped for $25,995 plus $995 destination.

Special finance and lease terms are available, to get your special Sprinter Guy quote, please email dave@sprinterguy.com or call me at 512-942-6923

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Use the correct engine oil in your Sprinter van!

What is the correct oil to use in your Sprinter diesel engine van?

This question is the most asked of the Sprinter Guy, and about 1 1/2 years ago I posted  the response to this question from our Chief Sprinter Tech here at MB of Georgetown. Here is the link if you want to reread his response.

This is the correct Mobil 1 motor oil in the Sprinter van

I have had clients who said they had difficulty finding the correct Mobile 1 oil at the Big Box store or even some auto parts stores. My suggestion is, go to the closest Mercedes-Benz dealership’s parts department and tell them you want this part number.

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This is the MB branded oil that the dealership will use to change your oil. This will be the correct 229.52 blend, and is 5W-30 weight. If you live in severe cold climates you might use a different oil weight. Please don’t ask me which to use for where you live, here in Texas we use 5W-30.

But I have another suggestion, instead of worrying about changing the oil in your current Sprinter van, just trade it in on a new 2016 or 2017 Sprinter or Metris van. The new Sprinter has a 20,000 mile or annual service so you don’t have to worry about the oil change for quite a while.

As always, for your questions about Sprinter vans, please send an email to dave@sprinterguy.com or call me at 512-942-6923. I don’t know everything about Sprinter vans, but I bet I can find out or I can give you some direction as to where to look for your answer.

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Check out the August Special Offers from the Sprinter Guy on the remaining new 2016 Sprinter Passenger vans. You will be very pleased.

It’s Unbelievable…..The Special Offer from the Sprinter Guy on new 2016 Sprinter Passenger vans in August!

I wish I could post it right here….what the unbelievable special offer is on all new 2016 Sprinter Passenger vans in August!

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But as most of you know, I cannot show you the Sprinter Guy pricing on a public site.  Click the link to my email below and I will send you the August Special Offers on the new 2016 Sprinter Passenger vans. I promise, you will be very happy if you are in the market for a new 12 Passenger van. dave@sprinterguy.com

You can give me a call at 512-942-6923