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Old 05-08-2014, 12:07 PM   #31
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Is the air suspension worth the high cost? It takes out much of the bone jarring catapulting ride in the rear and the bang you hear and going over bumps. It also reduces that lean on curves and the rebound bounce back. Much smoother ride. If you thought your Sprinter was OK before then maybe not worth it. It's subjective I guess. I liked it and the feeling that I was driving a two ton luxury car.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:13 PM   #32
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Hi - can you tell me your experience thus far after having the van loaded up with the 4cy 7spd ? I'm in CO as well and my upfitter (outside van) says I should get a v6, but the MB dealer is telling me that the new 4 cyl 7spd engines are up to the task and that CME is ordering those vs the v6 on all their new 12-15 passenger vans - which they load up with people and luggage to head up to the resorts. Says they are very happy with them.

I'm leaning towards the 7spd 4 cyl engine - looks like not that much difference and runs much cleaner and better mileage - I will be towing a trailer in the future but nothing super heavy - maybe 2000lbs max.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:14 PM   #33
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I test drove a 170 wb 2014 4 cylinder in Colorado. I went up 285 from 470 to Conifer. Pretty good climb. I was doing 70 with no problem. Van was a cargo van and it was empty. I did not want to go any faster do to police and curves. Not to be confused with curvy police. So we ordered one. Being built on December 20th.
Hi - can you tell me your experience thus far after having the van loaded up with the 4cy 7spd ? I'm in CO as well and my upfitter (outside van) says I should get a v6, but the MB dealer is telling me that the new 4 cyl 7spd engines are up to the task and that CME is ordering those vs the v6 on all their new 12-15 passenger vans - which they load up with people and luggage to head up to the resorts. Says they are very happy with them.

I'm leaning towards the 7spd 4 cyl engine - looks like not that much difference and runs much cleaner and better mileage - I will be towing a trailer in the future but nothing super heavy - maybe 2000lbs max.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:44 PM   #34
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Get the I4. No brainier. Our GWV legend weighs in at 9400lb. The 4 has plenty of power and great refinement. This can be confirmed in many other threads on this topic. I have yet to see a message by an actual owner of an I4 who didn't say the same.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:18 PM   #35
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You will probably never know the difference if you never had a V6 Sprinter as the 4 cylinder performs better than the old 5 cylinder models. What I noticed in difference in my test drive was the difference in acceleration onto a freeway. You would simply learn to adjust to that.
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