I’ve written plenty about the allure of the Volkswagen unicorns, the Syncro vans and trucks from the T3 generation. Ranging from high $40ks to over $100k(!!!), they are not to be trifled with. But as my brother points out any time I write one up: “Why not just get a Sprinter van?” In my mind they occupy a slightly different echelon, although that last Vanagon proves that there is plenty of overlap in price. Up until now, you could argue that Syncro brought a different level of capability, but Mercedes-Benz has released the Sprinter 4×4 with a 3.0-liter diesel V6. The auto gods are still there, van fans, and have bestowed upon us a modernized, go-anywhere van ready for any adventure.
This example has the high-roof option, a huge boon for vanliving when you’re over 6 feet, but is pretty basic other than that. It provides a great blank canvas, and the cabin looks functional though work-truck austere. Same goes for the exterior with black on black on black on black on black, but the black wheels and flat plastic bumpers look purposeful and perfect for the GoPro generation. I’ve driven an older diesel Sprinter quite a bit for work, and despite being abused and simple, they were surprisingly fun. I can only imagine what a significantly improved diesel engine and 4WD do to the experience. Sure, it may not have the every-option-possible approach of the white Syncro, but the $40k you’d have left over would allow you to take it in just about any direction you could dream up.
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2015 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 Cargo Van High Roof 144 – 4X4 – Diesel V6 3.0L – Loaded with Options – 1-Owner – BRAND NEW 109 Miles!
1-Owner Brand New Van – Only 109 Original Miles – Well Maintained – Rust Free Arizona Van
2500 144″ High Roof – Turbo Diesel Motor – RARE HARD TO FIND 4X4
Here is a 2015 Mercedes Benz 2500 Cargo Van High Roof 144″ FOUR WHEEL DRIVE 4X4 that is turn key ready to use. This is a one owner brand new van that was going to be used to to turn into a custom off road machine but now plans have changed. This van has all the right options and was special ordered. Brand new condition inside and out. This van can be used for a variety of setups and is very hard to find in 4WD. Options include driver comfort package, driver efficiency package, active safety plus package, cold weather package, rear window package, low and high range 4WD, high roof, rear camera, navigation, heated seats, and much more. Very clean van and really looks like new, this is turn key ready to go with. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE AND DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS VAN!
AutoCheck and Carfax Certified Clean Brand New Van No Accidents
The option list is as follows:
– 3.0L 6-Cyl. Turbo Diesel Mercedes Benz Powered
– Automatic Transmission
– Factory 4WD High and Low Range 4X4 (very hard to find)
– Side Door Access
– High Roof
– Short Wheel Base
– Driver Comfort Package
– Driver Efficiency Package
– Active Safety Plus Package
– Cold Weather Package
– Rear Window Package
– Side Window Package
– Heated Seats
– Back up Camera
– Power Windows and Locks
– AM FM Radio
– Air Conditioning
– Tilt Steering
The van has beautiful factory color of “Gloss Black” paint that is brand new looking. The exterior of this van is extremely clean and the paint has a deep shine. BRAND NEW CONDITION 109 ORIGINAL MILES.
The Black cloth interior and is in BRAND NEW condition. Van comes with 2 keys, books, window sticker ect. NEVER USED CARGO AREA!
Mechanically, this van is in perfect condition and runs and drives perfect. It has very healthy and very strong 3.0L 6-Cyl. turbo diesel motor. And a automatic transmission that shifts perfect. Under full factory warranty!
I’m not a proponent of buying new cars in general due to depreciation and the rich possibilities available with used or CPO cars. Brand-new model buying can only complicate things, especially when it’s anticipated to be an under-supplied, highly-demanded vehicle like a 4WD Sprinter. The asking here price is about $15k over MSRP, which is pretty silly unless you need an off-road Mercedes diesel van RIGHT NOW. I’ll wait for a few years and grab a used one, thankful that they finally started gracing our shores in the year of Dieselgate.