Mercedes-Benz is delivering a special limited edition Sprinter to celebrate the popular van’s 20th anniversary.
But fans of the model, priced at £259 per month with a £2,800 deposit contribution, need to act fast as just 1,200 examples will be up for grabs.
It comes with special ‘Sprinter 20’ badging on the front wing and a unique option bundle includes air-con, sat-nav, a driver’s Comfort seat with armrest, wheel trims, and a chrome grille – together worth more than £2,000 – for £750.
Sprinter launched in 1995 and is a firm favourite in the large van sector, winning more than 70 UK awards since it arrived here.
These range from home delivery, such as Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Iceland, to DPD, Yodel, DHL, and Parcelforce, as well as construction and plant companies, utilities businesses, 100% of ambulance trusts across the country, ice-cream vans and a mobile beauty treatment room.
More than 250,000 of the Sprinter models sold have been panel vans, with 71,769 chassis cab variants.
The most popular colour choice is white, with 199,794 vehicles sold since launch, and the most miles on a Sprinter currently on UK roads and serviced via a Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle dealer, is 995,242 miles for a van registered in January 1999.
“From introducing ESP in 1995, offering the driver airbag as standard in 2000, launching Crosswind Assist in 2013 and most recently becoming the first manufacturer in the world to equip all new vans as standard with Rescue Assist QR code stickers, we have never sat still.”
For those Sprinter vehicles still on the road 20 years on, there is still another 10 years of free MobiloVan cover available, provided the last service was carried out by an authorised Mercedes-Benz CV dealer.
Every Mercedes-Benz Vans vehicle purchase comes with free 30-year cover across the UK and Europe, with an average response time of less than an hour, with more than 80% of vehicles fixed at the roadside.