Metris from Mercedes-Benz

Cargo Van Improvements from Mercedes-Benz

In Car News, Make, Mercedes, Reviews, Style, Van by Carl Durrek

Last November at the SEMA show the Mercedes-Benz Metris appeared as a new mid-size commercial vans that offers both cargo and passenger variants. This van will follow the Sprinter as a smaller version, but one that is larger than most of its closest rivals, the Ford Transit Connect, Nissan NV200 SV and Ram Tradesman. The new Metris also offers a higher payload and cargo capacity, making it a much more useful van for professionals who need a great van for their business deliveries of products or people.

The three most important features for any business regarding a van that is to be used for deliveries is to have an engine that is powerful but also efficient, a great payload and size to haul what is needed, and a price that is reasonable and easy to live with. The Metris from Mercedes-Benz addresses all three of these needs for any business to enjoy the use of this van.

The powertrain is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers up 208 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque that is attached to a seven-speed automatic transmission in rear wheel drive. This engine adds some great fuel efficiency by adding the ECO start/stop system along with a service interval of up to 15,000 miles between oil changes to make the frequency of service much lower.

The space of the cargo area of the Metris comes in around 186 cubic feet of in size for the cargo van and 38 cubic feet for the passenger model giving the van plenty of space for any cargo needed. To add to the enjoyable features of the van, the Metris offers an up to 4,960 pounds of towing capacity to allow for a great addition to the van. Adding this capacity to the Metris makes it a great van for catering or other large delivery needs for any company.

Addressing the third importance the Metris starts out in the Cargo configurations with a price of $29,945 or with a three-row Passenger seating for seven or eight passenger that shows up at $33,495 to start with. This pricing makes the Metris a very affordable for any business to easily be able to make the payments needed to own the Metris for any business. This gives an advantage to business owners who need a great van because the price is not out of range and the Mercedes- Benz name is a respected player in the commercial van class.

As a Mercedes-Benz the Metris offers a few great creature comforts for anyone to enjoy including an Audio 15 sound system with a 5.8-inch color screen, dual sliding side doors and a great center console. The Mercedes-Benz also has an impressive menu of great safety features to help keep cargo and passengers safe throughout the travel.

With the new Mercedes-Benz Metris in the cargo van lineup business owners will now have a great choice between the larger Sprinter and this new van that offers some fantastic features that are made to keep the business owner in mind. The Metris is an awesome van that will easily give the owner some great benefits of actually having an amazing van as their delivery vehicle no matter what that business may be.