Mercedes-Benz Metris Van Coming To Town

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The Metris, is a sibling to the “Vito,” which remains the midsize commercial van nameplate for all other global markets.

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The Metris is a right-sized vehicle: It is larger than the small vans and smaller than the large vans. Its value proposition includes superior craftsmanship, high cargo/towing capacity, and an attractive price. It is designed to thrive in large metropolitan areas with an agile yet spacious presence. It can easily fit into a parking garage in a large city area, and can also meet the needs of those who work out of their homes. In addition, it carries many of the rugged characteristics of the Sprinter.

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Vehicle Length Width Height Advantage Metris
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 233.3 in 79.7 in 96.3 in
Mercedes-Benz Metris 202.4 in 75.9 in 74.8 in
Ford Transit Connect 189.7 in 72.2 in 72.6 in Metris: 880+ lbs (+54%) more payload and 45% more cargo volume
Nissan NV200 SV 186.3 in 68.1 in 73.7 in Metris: 1000+ lbs (+73%) more payload and over 50% more cargo volume
RAM C/V Tradesman 202.8 in 78.7 in 69.0 in Metris: 700+ lbs (+39%) more payload and 29% more cargo volume

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Upon launching the Metris will be available with a powerful and highly efficient 4-cylinder gasoline engine that has 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, mated to a refined, efficient, and robust 7-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive.

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Advanced safety features are a hallmark for any Mercedes-Benz vehicle, and the Metris will feature 6 airbags for the Cargo Van variant and 8 airbags for the Passenger Van variant. All models will feature standard ATTENTION ASSIST, standard Crosswind Assist, and standard load-adaptive ESP. Optional safety features will include Active Parking Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, PARKTRONIC, Collision Prevention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and a rearview camera. Many of the interior features are taken from other recent automotive entrants into the Mercedes-Benz lineup, such as premium touches and overall fit-and-finish. Large cupholders have also been added to the center console on the dashboard to meet North American customer needs of long-haul or local driving.

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