In all seriousness, credit where credit is due, Mercedes-Benz have shown the world that regular vans such as their Sprinter, can have style.
They may have gone a bit over the top with the creation of the Mercedes Sprinter Grand Edition but their point has been made.
The way the Germans achieved this statement is rather easy to explain; they took their most capacious version of the Sprinter van and then turned the inside of it into a private jet.
The interior garnish that comes with the Sprinter Grand Edition is well fitting of a Learjet or, if you feel like it, the Mercedes Maybach.
Step inside the Mercedes Sprinter Grand Edition and you find that both of the front seats feature climate control for your bottom and massage for your backside. That’s just the start of it.
The back quarters features seats like first class passengers dream of, two 32-inch flat-panel monitors, CD/DVD/iPod and video game connection teamed with Wi-Fi and a climate control system capable of cooling your average… supermarket.
The engine isn’t all that relevant but it’s a 3.0 liter V6 diesel with an output of 188 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque.
The Mercedes Benz Sprinter Grand Edition is only available at a Manhattan dealership with a starting price of $189.850. Given that the basic van underneath the Sprinter Grand Edition only asks for about 40.000 U.S. dollars to own you can imagine where the rest of the money is.
Add to the pricetag a very tasty limited edition factor of just four units and you see why the Mercedes Benz Sprinter Grand Edition turned a new leaf in van history.