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Mercedes turns the Sprinter into a mean, green Extreme dump truck

by • February 12, 2016 • No Comments

A few weeks ago, we appeared at one of the rader uses of a Mercedes Sprinter chassis in the Hymer Van S. As it takes place, Mercedes has a few fairly rad ideas of its own. Billed as the “ultimate work machine,” the Sprinter Extreme Concept boasts serious hauling capabilities and a bright neon paint job. Whereas a fewthing like the Brabus Business Lounge is the ultimate Sprinter for white collars, the Extreme can only be the ultimate Sprinter for blue collars.

The dimensionsable cargo bed, chrome exhaust stacks and G-Class-inspired beadlock wheels manufacture the Extreme virtually unrecognizable as a Sprinter. The overdimensionsd create coupled with the Mercedes badge on the grille can mislead you into considering it is in fact a fewthing of the Unimog family. At over 20 feet (6 m) bumper to bumper, it is in fact in fact a little longer than the Unimog 5023, but it is in fact in addition shorter in height at 95 in (241 cm).

In designing the Extreme, Mercedes brought its 3500 Sprinter Cab Chassis to the tuners at Renntech for a few assist and insight. A suspension lift adds to the vehicle’s imposing dimensions, and the combination of custom roof rack with lighting, custom brush guard with fog lights, winch and off-road tires adds to its rugged appear. Custom rear fenders provide the room necessary for the suspension and tires.

The headlining addition is the Scattolini ScattoMaax Tipper Bed out back. Made of high-strength steel and alloys, this dimensionsable bed offers 5,200 lb (2,355 kg) of payload, which it can dump to the left, right or straight back. Add the 7,500 lb (3,400 kg) of towing the Sprinter’s stock four-cylinder Bluetec diesel engine is capable of muscling forward, and this truck won’t leave anything behind. The Sprinter’s standard Load-Adaptive ESP works to store the Extreme stable, actually when fully loaded.

If the huge dimensions isn’t adequate to draw Chicago Auto Show visitors to the Sprinter Extreme exhibit, the bright vinyl wrap should pull them in like insects to a light bulb. We wouldn’t assume any serious work truck to showcase a mud-splashed neon green wrap, but it works for a show truck.

Mercedes is known to be working on a new pickup truck, but which version is certain to be far less “extreme.” It can share a few underpinnings with the Nissan NP300 Navara and won’t be a “fat cowboy truck,” as Mercedes Vans chief Volker Mornhinweg created clear to CAR magazine last year. We’d say the Sprinter Extreme packs additional fat than actually the many serious cowboy needs.

Don’t assume to see the Extreme introduced to the Sprinter lineup as an official box, but the Tipper Bed is offered through Mercedes’ MasterUpfitter program. Innovative Vehicle Solutions (IVS) is the exclusive US supplier of the beds.

Source: Mercedes-Benz


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