Mercedes-Benz Vans Canada announced that the 2023 Sprinter, featuring a new all-wheel drive (AWD) system, new 9G-TRONIC transmission, new 4-cylinder diesel engines and enhanced connectivity will be available in Canada this winter.
The 2023 Sprinter will come with a 2.0-litre OM 654 diesel engine familiar from the Mercedes-Benz passenger car portfolio. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is transitioning to a fully four-cylinder lineup for gasoline and diesel engines for model year 2023. The new OM 654 engine achieves smoother acceleration, higher torque values, decreased emissions and lower noise and vibration levels. It will be available in two power output ratings: 125kW (168 hp) and 155kW (208 hp), providing a more capable engine compared to its predecessors.
Mercedes-Benz Vans will also be transitioning over to a new 9G-TRONIC transmission (9-speed), now equipped as standard for all variants. The 9G-TRONIC transmission provides customers with increased driving comfort, reduction in fuel consumption, decreased noise levels, lower emissions, higher overall gear ratio and quicker downshifts allowing for agile acceleration. Compared to the previous 7G-TRONIC transmission offering, the 9G-TRONIC offers an increased first gear ratio resulting in a quicker take-off, more gears, and a greater ratio spread leading to an overall improved performance.