Review: 2008 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 311
Mercedes Benz Sprinter 311: The introduction
Like I’ve previously stated, the logistics industry is a pretty complex one. In this sector, you can transport a wide range of goods that include small to medium-sized cargo, as well as heavy duty machinery. Now, you can start small if you want to. In that case, you’d better equip your biz with light commercial vehicles. These can be pickup trucks or vans that you can use to transport merchandises of all sorts. Not to mention that you can use them for family gatherings and outings when you want to.
In today’s review, I’m going to feature a van that will be perfect for you. I’m talking about the Sprinter 311 from Mercedes Benz. Now, it’s a no-brainer that this company can deliver high quality vehicles. So if you’d like to know what I thought about their Sprinter 311 van, then check out my review of this vehicle below.
Mercedes Benz Sprinter 311: Key features
Engine and specs
Mercedes Benz equipped this panel van with the advanced OM 651 4-cylinder CDI. This is a turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine. It boasts of a maximum power of 116hp at 3800rpm. In addition to that, its maximum torque is at 280Nm at 2400rpm. As for its fuel type system, it is a common rail direction injection system. The Sprinter 311 also has a GCM of 3,550kg. With that, you can definitely accommodate a myriad of small to medium-sized products. Not only that, but with its wide platform space, you’re sure to maximise uptime, as well as efficiency in your applications. And of course, in the process of doing so, you’d be able to increase your profits quickly, too.
I guess what people are most concerned about in the logistics industry is safety. Of course, we need to ensure the security of both our drivers and our cargoes. Well, you won’t have to worry about that with the Sprinter 311. It comes with a full-size airbag for the driver. Aside from that, there’s also a three-point seat belt as standard. In the event of a collision, it will instantly tighten firmly against the body. That’s thanks to the seat-belt tensioner that the company integrated.
Furthermore, there’s a highly stress-resistant system of beams in the body of the van. Plus, there’s a high-strength safety cell. Basically, the “deformation boxes” in the front structure of the panel van will divert the forces of an impact in controlled manner. Because of this structural element, it will remain stable in the event of a head-on collision. It will ultimately give your driver and your cargoes better protection.
Don’t think that we’re done yet because Mercedes Benz has installed a lot of standard features in this panel van. Among them is the ADAPTIVE ESP®, an electronic stability program. What this does is it activates the brakes on individual wheels to guarantee stability. More than that, there’s the integration of the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), the Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), the Acceleration Skid Control (ASR), the Brake Assist (BAS), and the Start-off Assist (AAS).
Apart from those, you get to enjoy an adjustable steering wheel, electric closing aid for the sliding door, and a fully functional radio, alarm, and entertainment system.
Mercedes Benz Sprinter 311: Price
Used: $19,909 AUD ($21,900 GST Inclusive) – Australian Machinery Wholesalers
Mercedes Benz Sprinter 311: Videos
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Mercedes Benz Sprinter 311: The verdict
As you can see, the Sprinter 311 is capable of accommodating a wide range of goods for your transport biz. With its massive 75L fuel tank capacity, you’ll sure to optimize the use of this panel van on the road. Not to mention that it’s undoubtedly affordable in comparison to other makes and models on the market. So if you want to guarantee a boost in your profits, then you better check out this van from Mercedes Benz. It may not be the newest version, but it sure can provide you with what you need in a light commercial vehicle.