Wednesday, November 4, 2015


All new 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris is an all-new midsize van, slotting in just below the Sprinter, a successful product for the company. This is the other side of the three-pointed star. When we usually think of Mercedes-Benz, we tend to conjure up images of expensive, opulent cars. But it also produces excellent commercial vehicles. Most of this output is in Europe, but now the United States has two such choices in the Sprinter and the Metris.

While the former is a full-size van, the latter could be just the right size for many businesses. It can handle tight city streets, fit into multi-level parking structures and even be parked in some home garages.

The Metris goes on sale in October 2015, so it's still too early to assess aggregate expenses of proprietorship, however Mercedes-Benz has officially made the Sprinter a beneficial recommendation, having won Best Armada Worth grants throughout the previous three years running and been perceived as getting a charge out of the most elevated resale values in its class.The decision is basic: freight or traveler van. The freight form begins at $29,945; the traveler rendition begins at $33,495. Both costs incorporate $995 destination charges. There won't be a variety of variations. It's one stature, one wheelbase and, as such, one drivetrain. 

The payload adaptation has only two seats in advance, a traveler side sliding side entryway as standard, and its back entryways can open to a truly valuable 270 degrees. The traveler Metris can oblige up to eight tenants and sliding entryways are accessible for both sides. These can likewise accompany a controlled alternative. It is conceivable to uproot the second and third line of seats, yet it's not something to do on a regular premise,.  since they’re quite heavy. 

While we’re talking money, Mercedes-Benz puts service intervals at 15,000 miles and plans on having each vehicle in the shop for as short a time as possible, so it can be back out on the road earning its living.Just like the Sprinter and its rival, the Ford Transit, the Metris follows the European school of van design: kind of narrow, kind of tall. Having a big three-pointed star set into the grille gives it some cachet and it’s certainly agreeable to look at. A large windshield helps with visibility and keeping the cab light, and the passenger version could easily be mistaken for a family minivan — although Mercedes-Benz doesn’t want to market it as such.

The basic dashboard (a posher version is optional) seems to borrow most of its shapes, materials and equipment from the least-expensive Mercedes-Benz cars from a few years back. It’s not unpleasant, but doesn’t look cutting-edge either. Function would be the key word here, since it’s a working vehicle and has no other requirement.A tired driver is not good for business, so the Metris does its best to keep fatigue at bay. The driver’s seat has plenty of support for the back and thighs, while adjustable armrests are standard for both front seats. All seats are covered in a tough-looking fabric that’s still easy on the eye. 

The steering wheel adjusts for height only, but most people should find a decent driving position with a minimum of fuss. The most remarkable fatigue-combating aspect, though, could be how quiet the Metris is to drive. It keeps wind whoosh, tire roar and engine noise to an absolute minimum. 

Although customers may want their Metris vans to be kitted out in special ways according to the work required, cargo versions start out with a maximum space of 111.5 inches deep (with a through-loading partition), 66.3 inches wide and 55 inches high. Total cargo volume is 186 cubic feet, while payload is 2,502 pounds. Gross vehicle weight is 6,740 pounds and maximum towing capacity is 4,960 pounds. 

Cargo models also have a wood floor as standard, which helps to keep the noise levels low. But lashing rails are part of an optional protection package.The size of the Metris should make it useful to many: 202.4 inches long, 88.3 inches wide (including mirrors) and 75.2 inches tall. And the relatively small turning circle of 38.7 feet wall-to-wall could be a boon. Remember, the Metris was designed in Europe where city streets are often narrow and torturous. 

A self-parking function that handles parallel and perpendicular spaces, satellite navigation, rearview camera, lane-keeping assist, blind spot alerts, and collision prevention assist are all on the options list. Crosswind assist (is a proprietary Mercedes-Benz system that comes as standard, along with a load-adaptive electronic stability program and driver attention assist. 

The Metris houses six airbags. There’s the usual duo in front of the driver and passenger, plus two for thorax protection and another pair for the sides. The side airbags in the passenger model are longer than the cargo version’s, covering the full length of the seating area.Despite Mercedes-Benz building excellent diesel engines for many of its other vehicles, the Metris comes with one gasoline-powered, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder unit that makes a turbocharged 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This modest amount of muscle goes to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

here are no EPA utilization figures just yet, yet a discretionary Eco mode stops and re-begins the motor, which should have any kind of effect in city driving. On longer excursions, a normal of 28 mpg is completely conceivable. Mercedes-Benz prescribes 91-octane gas on account of the turbo, yet surrenders that 87-octane is fine.Naturally, both the motor and the gearbox are fine cases of Mercedes smoothness. Also, regardless of the fact that power is not enormous, it's consummately adequate for most applications. 

And a shockingly calm lodge, the Metris drives with a quiet self-control — much like a SUV or hybrid. There's that comparable lifted driving position, while reactions to driver inputs don't feel anything like those graceless vans of the twentieth century. The controlling really has a pleasant unequivocal quality to it on the grounds that the driver sits so close to the front hub. 

The suspension tune is distinctive for every form, however. The traveler model has the somewhat milder ride of the two; the freight van's is bulked up to take heavier loads — however don't stress, it's still superbly .

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