First revealed as a concept at the SEMA show, the Mercedes-Benz Metris has since been confirmed for the US. Expected to go on sale this October and with a starting price of $28,950, we know quite a bit about the Mercedes-Benz Metris van despite being a handful of months away from its debut. To help you get a better idea of what to expect from the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Van, we compiled the 5 things you need to know about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Van.
Passenger and Cargo Vans Will Be Available
While the Mercedes-Benz Metris Van will check all the boxes of a mid-size cargo van, it also will be available as a passenger van. Providing supreme comfort, this high-volume passenger van takes group transportation to the next level. With space for up to eight adult passengers who will each enjoy their own personal space, the Mercedes-Benz Metris will add a touch of luxury to the mid-size passenger van category.
Best-in-Class Turning Radius
Turning radius may not be the first thing you look for when analyzing van specs, but when you get behind the wheel, you’ll notice the ability to make tight turns, which is not always so easy in a van. As a mid-size van with a small footprint, the Mercedes-Benz Metris has incredible maneuverability.
On a windy day, vans get whipped around more easily than smaller vehicles. With Crosswind Assist, which is standard on every Metris model, the swaying effect caused by wind is minimized and the van will stay in its lane better.
It is a lot shorter than the Sprinter
You might be inclined to compare the Mercedes-Benz Metris to the Sprinter, but they are two very different vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Metris Van will be about 2.5 feet shorter than the Sprinter Cargo Van and the two vehicles will meet the needs of different factions of drivers.
15,000-Mile Maintenance Intervals
For business fleets considering the Mercedes-Benz Metris, the 15,000-mile service intervals are a major benefit. With more uptime than many mid-size vans, the low cost of ownership makes the Metris an appealing choice for commercial and business fleets.