The advantages of front-wheel drive include excellent traction when carrying light loads, a large load compartment volume and a high payload combined with a low load compartment sill. Exclusively available for this drive system variant: the new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission.
With rear-wheel drive, the separation of drive system and steering improves driving comfort and optimises the turning circle. The handling also becomes more agile – particularly with the more powerful engines. The driven rear axle also shows its strengths in trailer operations.
The engageable all-wheel drive system improves traction, particularly in the case of difficult weather or poor road conditions and thus offers improved driving safety and dynamism. A reduction gear is additionally available for demanding operations. The 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission is also available for the Sprinter for the first time, combining exceptionally smooth gear-shifting with high fuel efficiency.