Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 7G-Tronic
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 7G-Tronic Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 7G-Tronic
More than half of Europeans live in cities along whose streets they have to deliver all the benefits of civilization. The question of how to do it cheaper is occupied by the brightest minds of carriers and manufacturers. For example, Mercedes-Benz produces a whole line of delivery cars with engines from 75 to 510 hp. - From the compact “Citan” made on the basis of “Renault-Kangoo” (ЗР, 2012, No. 11), to the model “Antos”, the younger brother of “Aktros”, the cargo flagship of the brand.
Most cars are designed to deliver goods within a small radius, mainly in the city, maximum in the suburbs. The latest developments are intended for this. An electric car Mercedes-Benz Vito E CELL with zero exhaust and an urban mileage of 80 km is good, but not for a country where winter lasts half a year: the use of an electric car is effective at a temperature of at least 5 ºC. There is a hybrid - Mitsubishi-Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid (the plant belongs to a German concern), but it is 8, 000 euros more expensive than a regular diesel car, so only 1, 200 were sold, and those in Japan.
The most popular is Sprinter. Now it has been equipped with a proprietary 7G-Tronic gearbox, and I think this is the car that will interest our carriers. There are other changes in it. The main pair - with a reduced gear ratio of 3.692. Already this, according to manufacturers, can save 0.3 liters of fuel per 100 km. Well, the Blue Effects complex will save another half a liter. In it: a more efficient fuel pump and power steering pump, a highly efficient generator, a start-stop system that turns off the engine at traffic lights. To all this, tires with reduced rolling resistance. Well, the seven-speed automatic itself saves another half liter per hundred. In total, according to the manufacturer, the van will require an average of only 7 liters of diesel fuel per 100 km.