DaimlerChrysler Vans has unveiled a larger and restyled Sprinter, with new diesel and gasoline engines, more interior space, and lower lifting heights through bigger side and rear doors.
DaimlerChrysler Vans has unveiled a larger and restyled Sprinter, with new diesel and gasoline engines, more interior space, and lower lifting heights through bigger side and rear doors. Made in Germany by Mercedes-Benz, the 2007-model Sprinter vans come in cargo and bus versions with unibody construction in three heights and lengths, while a cab-chassis variant can mount a variety of bodies. A 154-hp, 3-liter V-6 diesel replaces the current 2.7-liter inline 5-cylinder diesel, while a lower-cost 254-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 gasoline engine is available for the first time. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard with either engine. Three different Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings are offered, including a new higher maximum rating of up to 11,030 pounds for cargo vans and chassis-cabs. Sprinters are available from about 400 Dodge and 45 Freightliner dealers.
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Ford's 2008 F-450 Super Duty — the first factory-built Class 4 pickup — can tow 24,500 pounds (8,000 pounds more than the nearest competitor) and is powered by a new, more powerful 6.4-liter Ford diesel engine. The new Super Duty also features a unique TailGate Step that folds down to make it easier to load heavy equipment in the bed; and PowerScope power-folding, power-telescoping ...