The Mercedes eSprinter has been on the minds of many drivers since its first-gen launch in 2019. It promised to be a game-changer, with a range of up to 150 miles and the ability to charge up in as little as four hours. However, Mercedes quickly ran into challenges keeping up with demand, and some drivers found that their vehicles weren’t performing as expected. Now, five years later, Mercedes is back with an upgraded eSprinter – and it looks like they’ve learned from their mistakes. In this blog post, we take a look at the 2024 Mercedes eSprinter and explore whether or not it delivers on its promise of being an eco-friendly and reliable transport solution.
The eSprinter’s Interior
As anyone who’s ever driven a Sprinter will tell you, the interior is where this van really shines. The eSprinter is no different, with a spacious and comfortable cabin that’s perfect for long days on the road. But what sets the eSprinter apart from its diesel-powered sibling is its all-electric drivetrain. This gives the van a much quieter and smoother ride, making it even more pleasant to spend time in.
There’s plenty of room inside the eSprinter for cargo or passengers, and thanks to its electric drivetrain there’s no need for a noisy engine to intrude on your journey. Whether you’re transporting goods or people, you’ll appreciate the eSprinter’s calm and relaxing interior.
The eSprinter’s Technology
The eSprinter comes with a suite of advanced safety features as standard, including lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, and crosswind assist. The van also features Mercedes’ Pre-Safe system, which can detect an imminent collision and automatically apply the brakes to help avoid or mitigate an accident.
The eSprinter is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack that provides up to 31.2 kWh of energy. The battery can be recharged in as little as two hours using a fast charger, or in around eight hours using a standard household outlet.
When it comes to range, the eSprinter is quoted as being able to travel up to 143 miles on a single charge under ideal conditions. However, real-world range will vary depending on factors such as weather conditions and how the van is driven.
The eSprinter’s electric motor produces up to 168 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels via a single-speed transmission. This setup gives the van a 0-60 mph time of around 14 seconds and a top speed of 81 mph.
The eSprinter’s Pricing and Availability
The Mercedes eSprinter will be available for purchase in Europe starting in the second half of 2019. Pricing has not been announced yet, but it is expected to be significantly higher than the non-electric version of the Sprinter, which starts at around €30,000.