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Old 02-06-2020, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default Mercedes-Benz Weekender van

This is on a Metris - could a Sprinter version be next?

"Meet the Mercedes-Benz Weekender van, a pop-up camper 'harkening back to the glory days'
Now you can take your Benz camping.

German automaker Daimler on Thursday revealed its first-ever pop-up camper van for the U.S. market in a debut coinciding with the Chicago Auto Show.
The Mercedes-Benz Weekender will be built in North Charleston, South Carolina, in partnership with classic-camper repair and restoration shop Peace Vans and Driverge Vehicle Innovations."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/co...ays/ar-BBZILWJ
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:11 AM   #2
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I want one! Or, maybe I don't. The people I trust say the Metris engine isn't all that reliable. But that looks like the perfect vehicle for a daily driver and occasional camper.

https://www.mbvans.com/sprinter/weekender
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I want one! Or, maybe I don't. The people I trust say the Metris engine isn't all that reliable. But that looks like the perfect vehicle for a daily driver and occasional camper.

https://www.mbvans.com/sprinter/weekender
The gas engine in new Sprinter is same engine in the Metris, tuned slightly different. Doesn't sound good. MERCEDES BRING BACK THE OM651 2.1L 4-CYLINDER DIESEL!!!
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:51 AM   #4
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... MERCEDES BRING BACK THE OM651 2.1L 4-CYLINDER DIESEL!!!
Or give us a 400 mile electric motor. I just drove home in my wife's all electric Honda Clarity and was thinking that we have been spoiled by not having to refuel or perform periodic maintenance.

I'm not hauling freight and I'm not on a tight schedule. An electric Sprinter or Metris would be the perfect vehicle.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:20 AM   #5
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I'm not hauling freight and I'm not on a tight schedule. An electric Sprinter or Metris would be the perfect vehicle.
How about an eVito....

https://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/mo...edes-evito-van

But still only 92 miles range

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I doubt we will see this offering on a sprinter. Your average family doesn't want a full sized van that won't fit in the garage. Plus there is already lots of competition in the full sized van upfitting segment.

As far as the "metris engine". The OM647 and 612 5 cylinder were used in various car applications. As were the NCV3 V6. I don't see anyone freaking out about that... High production volume also means cheaper parts.
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