Business, Technology

Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Sprinter Van

Unveiling of the new Sprinter From left, Mercedes-Benz’s Dieter Zetsche, Volker Mornhinweg and Wilfried Porth at the unveiling of the new Sprinter in Duisburg, Germany. (Mercedes-Benz)

DUISBURG, Germany — Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new Sprinter, a digitally connected, highly versatile vehicle that can be customized to fit a diverse range of applications, from last-mile delivery to construction work to passenger transport. (See video of unveiling)

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Sprinter Van Redesign Highlights Connectivity, E-Commerce

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Mercedes-Benz plans to unveil the new Sprinter in February, with the U.S. market launch targeted for the fourth quarter of 2018. Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

STUTTGART, Germany — Mercedes-Benz previewed the next iteration of its Sprinter van and highlighted how it is using vehicle connectivity to help customers operate more efficiently and adapt to the demands of e-commerce.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 5, 2017
Business, Technology

Mercedes Plans More Drone Deliveries After 100 Perfect Flights

Delivery drone above a Mercedes-Benz Vito van Delivery drone above a Mercedes-Benz Vito van. (Daimler AG via Bloomberg News)

Mercedes-Benz, conducting the biggest test using drones to ship everyday items such as ground coffee and cellphones, said the mini-aircraft completed 100 drop-offs to strategically placed vans in Zurich with a perfect safety record, and more deliveries are planned for next year.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2017
Business, Equipment

Daimler Second-Quarter Revenue Increases, Profits Flat; Truck Unit Sputters

Daimler Trucks Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg News

Daimler AG reported higher revenue and flat profits during the second quarter, with a strong performance from its Mercedes-Benz car division but sputtering results from the global truck unit.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 26, 2017

Mercedes-Benz to Launch Pickup Truck in 2017


FRANKFURT, Germany — Mercedes-Benz will launch a pickup truck in late 2017, becoming the first German premium automaker to enter one of the most lucrative segments in the car industry.

Reuters | By Andreas Cremer
October 25, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Vans Breaks Ground on $500 Million Sprinter Plant in South Carolina

Mercedes-Benz Vans

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Mercedes-Benz Vans broke ground on its $500 million Sprinter plant for the North American market in North Charleston on July 27 as a company executive cited growing demand for Euro-style vans.

Fran Matso-Lysiak | Features Editor
August 1, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Plans First Pickup Truck

Daimler AG

Mercedes-Benz plans to enter the pickup segment in coming years, underscoring a push by manufacturers of upscale vehicles to invade territories traditionally dominated by mass-market competitors.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
March 27, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Plans New Plant in South Carolina to Build Next-Generation Sprinter Van


Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to build a $500 million plant in Charleston, South Carolina, to supply the North American market with the company’s next-generation Sprinter van.

March 9, 2015

Mercedes-Benz to Unveil Midsize Van


Mercedes-Benz Vans is slated to introduce the Metris midsize van to the U.S. market at The Work Truck Show in March, host organization NTEA announced.

January 21, 2015

Mercedes Updates Sprinter Van, Aims to Boost North American Sales

DUSSELDORF, Germany — Mercedes-Benz said it is taking aim at a larger portion of the North American market with its 2014 Sprinter delivery van, featuring a new engine and safety technologies.

May 20, 2013