Sprinter ideal for people with mobility impairments

In 2017, Mercedes-Benz Vans expanded its product range of the Sprinter to include a new variant, the 5,5-t panel van, which can easily be adapted to transport wheelchair users or allow adapted driving.

Mercedes-Benz Vans introduced the 5,5 t Sprinter last year, which has an increased payload of almost half a tonne from its five-tonne sibling. For wheelchair users, the van offers the opportunity to include a wheelchair lift, and it can be adapted to allow people with mobility impairments to drive the vehicle effortlessly.

Schools, housing and rehabilitation centres that work with people with mobility impairments can make use of the extra payload to transport more individuals or simply install aids to ensure comfortable transport. The 5,5-t version of the Sprinter is also perfect with its newly available 26-seater offering.

“At Mercedes-Bens Vans, we pride ourselves on always being in constant communication with our customers. The 5,5 t Sprinter can easily be converted to cater for conversions that house wheelchairs and various other aids,” says Vusi Vusani, product and marketing manager for Mercedes-Benz Vans.

The Sprinter benefits from a convenient entrance, the seat positioning and the driving dynamics of a van. As a panel van with a high roof and standard wheelbase, the Mercedes-Benz 5,5 t Sprinter has a six-cylinder diesel engine, which attains a maximum weight capacity of 2 900 kg – no other panel van in this weight class is able to carry more.

The 5,5 t Sprinter 519 CDI engine boasts an output rating of 140 kW (190 hp) and is paired with the ECO Gear six-speed transmission.

The Sprinter has always been a model of supreme safety. This was true of the first generation, with ABS, airbags and the standard deployment of the ESP Electronic Stability Program. The 5,5 t Sprinter has similarly adopted the role of innovation flagship and pioneer, with Adaptive ESP, Trailer Stability Assist, Collision Prevention Assist, Adaptive Brake Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, High-beam Assist and Crosswind Assist. The approach to safety is all-embracing. Mercedes-Benz offers Sprinter drivers a spacious and ergonomically perfect cockpit and a suspension that is both safe and comfortable.

Enjoy safety, luxury and a greater payload with the Mercedes-Benz 5,5 t Sprinter!

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