Mercedes-Benz Vans celebrates 25 years of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter –pioneering safety for a quarter of a century

·         A 25-year success story: the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van has been the last word in safety.

·         Disk brakes all-around, anti-lock braking system and driver’s airbag have defined safety in the van segment, since the first generation

·         With every facelift and new generation, the Sprinter has further improved its position with regard to active and passive safety.

ADAPTIVE ESP, Crosswind Assist and numerous other driver assistance systems right through to Active Distance Assist Distronic support the driver and protect road users

In 1995, Mercedes-Benz presented a newly developed van that quickly advanced to become the reference model for an entire vehicle category. From the start of the Sprinter’s development, it was clear that both active and passive safety would be central components of its concept. Since then the Sprinter has maintained its pioneering role in this discipline without interruption. This starts with its handling, which is similar to that of a passenger car, through to its ‘hard’ technology such as ABS and airbags as well as the latest generation of driving assistance systems. Now in its third generation, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter continues to consistently raise the bar for all other vans.

"The Sprinter has enjoyed huge success in the MENA region since its introduction, proving popular for a wide number of applications such as ambulances, school buses and passenger transport. With each generation, the Sprinter has remained at the forefront of innovation to take the safety offered to our customers, their passengers and other road users to a new level

Since 1995 the following principles have been applied to the development of the Sprinter: prevention is better than cure, and accident prevention is better than mitigating the consequences. The Sprinter benefits both from its passenger-car-like driving style and the development of driver assistance systems for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. Their safety technology has also been introduced and adapted to the special requirements and conditions of vans, making the Sprinter the world’s safest, most reliable and versatile large van. 

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