Sprinter adds options to entry-level Worker line

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Updated Aug 9, 2016

MB_workerEffective later this year, Daimler Vans USA says it will make available additional chassis, engine and body configurations for its entry-level Sprinter Worker van.

The expanded Worker lineup will now also include 170 inch wheelbase and a high-roof cargo van model configuration, with up to 486.5 cubic feet of cargo space and an interior standing height of nearly 6.5-feet.

Previously, Worker was available only in 144-inch wheelbase and low-roof configuration and exclusively with the Mercedes 2.1-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder engine.

A 3-liter V6 BlueTEC turbo diesel engine will now be available as an option in the Sprinter Worker cargo van lineup for customers who want something larger than the standard 2.1-liter diesel.

The optional 3 liter engine is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission and puts out 188 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The standard 2.1 liter gets a 7G-TRONIC 7-speed transmission and offers 161 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.

Last week, Mercedes announced its midsize Metris would also receive a base-model Worker treatment.