Mercedes-Benz Metris Van Coming To Town
The Metris, is a sibling to the “Vito,” which remains the midsize commercial van nameplate for all other global markets.
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.
|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|
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.
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.