Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles
There are many reasons to choose a Mercedes-Benz Van. In fact they list them in detail on their website for all to see! The list is long and would take up pages and pages but if you cut to the real grit here are the reasons why a Mercedes-Benz van is a good choice for both business and leisure.
They have ideal goods carrying capacity. From the small and compact Citan to that of the Sprinter there is space for whatever your daily business needs. Mercedes-Benz vans also make great passenger vehicles and dual purpose vehicles so whether it’s carrying around a crew daily or for a camping trip with the family there are versions to suit. On top of this with many conversions available with the Sprinter and its sturdy and reliable chassis cab there is a solution to suit even those heavy-duty jobs.
Mercedes-Benz offer a lot of information about their van range showing just how proud they are of what they are able to offer. For example the whole life cost of vehicle is offered in a comprehensive table as well with a comparison to every other vehicle in the same class and it has to be said they do score well. With the Extra Long Citan costing 27.3p per mile compared to the VW Caddy at 28.2 (these costs are based on a litre of fuel being 1.17 excluding VAT so fluctuate with petrol and diesel price changes) they prove that they can offer great value when it comes to cost to run.
With Mercedes-Benz BlueEFFICIENCY technology their ECO-Start vans can now achieve and increase of 7-10% in mpg. ECO-Start is a standard feature in the Citan. Vito and Sprinter BlueEFFICIENCY range and all van models can run on a 5% mix of bio-fuel with diesel. In fact currently the Citan, Vito and Sprinter are the most economical they have ever been and with a full load can achieve over 30mpg.
Only outshone by the VW Caddy C20 75hp the Citan retains its value more than all of the other vehicles in the small van sector according to a 2013, 3 year 60,000 mile study in. In fact VW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles along with other higher end brands like Audi tend to hold their value more than some of the more economy manufacturers. The Sprinter proved best in class in the same study in its class ranking above the VW Crafter.
With over 100 Mercedes-Benz van specialist dealer locations across the UK and 150 roadside assistance support vans assistance, servicing and maintenance is accessible and flexible with 33% of their workshops open 24 hours a day. They also offer warranties and roadside assistance and their own Mobilo Van UK service. This service is free for 30 years with every brand new Citan, Vito or Sprinter purchased directly from an authorized Mercedes-Benz Benz dealer. It is designed to keep your vehicle mobile in the event of a roadside breakdown or a workshop visit that takes more than 2 hours. It is available for any of the following scenarios – wrong fuel/no fuel, lost or locked keys, 2 or more flat tyres, road traffic accident and vandalism/attempted theft.
Safety is paramount with Mercedes-Benz vans and they come with many features as standard and then the option for others. As standard come Driver’s airbag, 3-point seat belts with tensioners and belt force limiters, enhanced electronics in crash situations and a cabin safety cell. The active standard safety features include Adaptive ESP, Anti-lock Braking System – ABS, Acceleration Skid Control, Brake Assist System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, adaptive brake lights and much more. Other great features that are optional include rain and light sensors and rear view camera to assist with parking and ensure there are no bumps or scrapes when parking or reversing.
So with so much support, back up, engineering, efficiency, design and support it is no surprise that Mercedes-Benz continues to be a popular choice with business from many industries and from some well- known household names that use Mercedes-Benz vans on their fleet.