Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles
The Mercedes Benz commercial range is another great contender in the commercial vehicle marketplace. Like its peers it is a great vehicle for both business and leisure. Now we could list pages and pages of great features of the Mercedes van range but we have summarised the highlights for you here. There is no shortage of information available on the Mercedes website along with a comprehensive summary of how the Mercedes commercial range stacks up against their rivals.
Information available is extensive and includes the obvious things like fuel economy, CO2 emissions, load volumes, features of the cabin, technology and all the usual specs. What you will also find, which compliments all the other information available is a whole cost of life analysis for each vehicle. Such comparisons include the cost per mile of the Extra Long Citan at 27.3 pence per mile compared to the VW Caddy at 28.2 pence per mile. Of course these prices are based on a certain fuel cost so will fluctuate with the market. They do however give you a good indication on what you are getting for your money.
Like other manufacturers including Renault and VW, Mercedes also have their own trademarked technology known as BlueEFFICIENCY. This technology, which includes ECO-start, offers an improvement of between 7-10% in miles per gallon. Mercedes vehicles are now enjoying their greatest fuel economy ever and can achieve over 30mpg even with a full load.
The beauty of a Mercedes vehicle is like the other higher end manufacturers in this class, their vans tend to hold their value. Yes they may come at a higher price but there is a reason for this and that is the quality and specification that you get with vehicles like Mercedes and other high end models. Like VW the Mercedes is best in class for holding their value especially the Mercedes Sprinter!
Safety is key for Mercedes and many of the safety features come as standard with each vehicle in the range. These include the driver's airbag, enhanced electronics specifically designed for crash situations and a cabin safety cell. Other driving safety features include ABS, Adaptive ESP, Brake Assist, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and many more. There are many optional features as well such as rain and light sensors that adapt to the conditions that you are driving in and a rear view camera to assist with parking when your view may be obstructed.
Mercedes Benz are proud of their service offering and with every brand new Mercedes Citan, Vito or Sprinter comes a free warranty and roadside assistance in the form of their Mobil Van UK. This service is only available when purchased from an authorised Mercedes Benz dealer. If you were unfortunate enough to break down and your van was in the workshop for more than 2 hours this assistance would keep you mobile. Smaller incidents such as wrong fuel, lost keys or 2 or more flat tyres are also covered.
The Mercedes Benz commercial range consists of the small but spacious Mercedes Citan, The Vito which is available in Panel, Crew or Tourer, The Vito Dualiner, The Sprinter and the mighty Sprinter Luton. As you can see there is something in every size to suit everyone's needs. Mercedes vans not only fulfil business requirements they also make great passenger vehicles or double up as great crew/load vans. The Mercedes Sprinter Chassis Cab is the ideal robust and reliable platform for the Luton conversion and makes a great vehicle for those heavy duty jobs.