In January, an international motor show was held in Brussels, where the presentation of the improved Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 616 CDI took place. Comparing the main characteristics of the novelty with the previous models of this line, it becomes obvious that the manufacturer has done a great job of increasing the load capacity to 3700 kg. Accordingly, the mass of the chassis has also increased significantly, which has increased to 5990 kg. Thus, the new Sprinter "jumped" into another weight category of cars. Other important changes include a 5-cylinder CDI turbodiesel with a volume of 2.7 liters and a power of 156 hp. with., with a built-in Common Rail system. The maximum torque of the engine is from 1400 to 2400 rpm. Complemented by a 5-speed gearbox, perfectly adapted to the corresponding loads and easy climbing. The frame of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 616 CDI has also been reinforced. It is noteworthy that the engineers implemented it with an extension to the rear of the car, which significantly strengthened the rear axle. The changes affected almost the entire structure, as the rear suspension was changed so that the rear wheel track increased to 1 m. 82 cm. The car also received a more powerful towing mechanism, which allows it to work with trailers of 3.5 tons, whereas previously only trailers up to 2 tons. The car is available with a cab for 3 seats, or in a cab version of two rows for 7 passengers. In the latter case, additional doors are provided on the right side for access to the second row of seats. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 616 CDI is presented in three versions - truck, dump truck and chassis. The wheelbase width is 3.55 m or 4.25 m. The flatbed version has a cargo platform with a width of 2.275 cm and a height of aluminum sides of 40 cm, and a possible length of 3.64 m or 4.40 m. The dump truck has the ability to unload from three sides. The dimensions of its body are 2.20 cm - width and up to 3.60 cm - length. Chassis version - the most lifting capacity, designed for loads up to 3700 kg. It allows for a variety of add-on options, including refrigerators, vans, bus bodies and various other options. As you can see, Mercedes-Benz is ready to satisfy a wide range of requests in the truck market and continues to work successfully on new solutions for its customers.
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