1995-The Sprinter Van debuts in a class of its own with features like high-traction rear-wheel drive, a spacious cab, a direct-injection diesel engine and timeless modern looks.
2000-The Sprinter Van features a new generation of diesel engines and the automated Sprintshift manual transmission.
2004-Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)4 comes standard for all Sprinter models–a safety first for the commercial vehicle class.
2005-BlueTEC® diesel technology makes its debut in a Mercedes-Benz truck.
2006-Mercedes-Benz presents the new lightweight Sprinter body made of weight-saving alloys. This body makes its debut in the U.S. as model year 2007.
2006-The Sprinter Van sets a class benchmark in standard equipment features.
2006-Latest generation of Electric Stability Program ESP®4, Load-Adaptive ESP®4 becomes standard. This upgraded safety system helps maintain stability and vehicle control by adjusting according to the conditions on the road and payload inside.
2006-Every seat is fitted with three-point seat belts and height adjustable head restraints–including the 12 (11+1) seats in the Passenger Van.
2006-Thorax and window airbags for driver and front passenger become available as options, with standard front airbags for driver and front passenger.
2006-The Sprinter Van is redesigned with a longer front-end to enhance crash safety.
2006-A new generation of automatic breaking system (ABS) combined with automatic brake differential evolves into acceleration skid control (ASR).
2006-The Sprinter Van enhances driver comfort with a redesigned interior. The ergonomically designed cabin has available features like an adjustable steering wheel, extended seat adjustments, extended headroom, easy-to-read gauges and an upgraded center console.
2007-The second-generation Sprinter enters the United States market with advanced features like BlueTEC® diesel technology and a lightweight body.
2007-The low-frame chassis is developed for camper vans.
2010-One of the world's cleanest diesel engines powers the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter thanks to standard BlueTEC® SCR technology.
2012-The Electronic Stability Program ESP®4, and Load-Adaptive ESP®4, with Trailer Stability Assist, is standard on all Sprinter models.
2013-New 2-stage turbocharged diesel engine and 7-speed 7G-TRONIC transmission deliver ample torque and impressive fuel economy.
2013-BlueEFFICIENCY is further optimized with new features that include a regulated fuel pump and steering pump, reduced-friction rear axle and more for improved fuel economy and comfort.
2013-The Sprinter Van offers the technologically advanced Active Safety Package Plus and Active Safety Package Plus with PARKTRONIC, with available features like Blind Spot Assist21, Lane Keeping Assist22, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST23 and Highbeam Assist.
2014-The 2014 Sprinter Van pioneers a new safety feature with Crosswind Assist30, which helps to protect drivers from sudden side-wind gusts. This leads to increased safety and comfort by calculating vehicle speed, load, and driving characters of the driver.
2014-Sprinter Van acts globally to protect the environment with the first certified SULEV-diesel engine in the world, delivering up to 90% fewer emissions than equivalent gasoline-powered vehicles.31