Overland Classifieds :: 2015 Mercedes Sprinter 4×4

Love or hate it the Sprinter is one of the most popular platforms for vehicle travel. It rose to fame as a figurehead of the vanlife movement, but in more recent years the 4WD variant has become increasingly synonymous with overlanding. The growing catalog of aftermarket parts for the 4WD is a big contributing factor to its desirability, with companies like Van Compass, ARB, and Agile Offroad upfitting this already capable rig for the road less traveled. We’ve featured some stunning expedition-ready builds recently including this 2018 Sportsmobile w/ Alu-Cab Rooftop Tent, 2016 Overland Build, and a 2019 Winnebago Revel. If you’d like a better idea of how the Sprinter can be equipped for off-grid travel then check out Matt Swartz’s tour of the Zenvanz Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 Camper Conversion on the Expedition Portal YouTube channel. Today’s turnkey Sprinter 4×4 is based in Melbourne, which thus provides prospective buyers with a unique opportunity to explore Australia. At $155,000 AUD (approximately $100,000 US) it’s not cheap, but I’d expect to see the vast majority of your investment back when your trip comes to an end and you wish to sell. This particular offering has covered just 35,219 miles and features a long list of premium modifications, and a fully equipped camper interior.

From the Seller:

We are retirees who bought this van as second owners at the end of 2018 with plans of traveling Australia. We made two six-week trips in 2019: one to Tasmania and one to Outback South Australia. We had planned to leave at the start of March 2020 for a year traveling around Australia but were scuttled by Covid and the world’s longest lockdowns in Melbourne 2020-2021. Now we find our family circumstances have changed (complicated by health issues) so we can no longer travel.”

2015 Mercedes Sprinter 4×4

The Sprinter is fitted with a 3.0-liter diesel motor that produces 188 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. If well-maintained, this engine and drivetrain are long-lived with many owners reporting over 500,000 miles with little to no issues. Everyday reliability is mated with impressive all-terrain capability thanks to Mercedes intelligent 4WD (technically AWD that can send up to 33 percent of the torque to the front wheels), low range, and intelligent onboard systems such as Hill Descent Control. Inside driver comforts include:

  • Two swivel captain chairs
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Power steering, windows, locks, and mirrors

Distinguishing Features

  • Ritar AGM batteries with 150 watts of solar
  • Fiama F65A awning
  • Ironman 4×4 Monster winch
  • Waeco compressor fridge
  • Dometic Freshjet air-conditioner
  • Truma hot water system

This 2015 Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 is listed for $155,000 AUD and is currently located in Melbourne, Australia. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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