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Overland Classifieds :: 2017 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 Sportsmobile

The Mercedes Sprinter is one of the most popular vehicles for van life, with many professional camper conversions offered from Winnebago, Westfalia, and Sportsmobile. The introduction of a capable 4WD model has made this platform increasingly desirable with overlanders, with recent expedition-ready examples including this $177,900 Revel 44E 4WD and a $119,000 2017 4×4 2500. Today’s 2017 2WD “Extended Body” model has covered just 88,000 miles, showcases a Sportsmobile camper interior, and is priced at $80,000. This is a considerable saving compared to the 4WD alternatives listed above;with the money saved, you could fit a Van Compass Stage 5 System 2-inch Lift Kit or consider a comprehensive 4WD conversion from Iglhaut Allrad (which is far more capable than Mercedes stock 4WD system).

From the Seller:

“This is a Freightliner sprinter by Sportsmobile. We bought this bad boy intending to spend part of the year on the road, but plans have changed. We are a family of four with a dog, and this has been a wonderfully cavernous RV with tons of storage. We’ve used this through the winter, given the heater and excellent insulation. We’ll be moving to something more compact with 4×4 to explore Montana off the beaten path. If you’re interested in a trade, we need sleeping for four and something that can handle rough roads.”

2017 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 EB Sportsmobile

The Sprinter is fitted with a V6 motor that produces 188 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Inside, the Mercedes benefits from the following driver comforts:

  • Air conditioning
  • Infotainment system with navigation, 5.8-inch
  • Collision Prevention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and Lane Keeping Assist
  • Power steering
  • Keyless entry
  • Heated mirrors
  • Tilt-adjustable steering wheel

Founded in 1961, Sportsmobile has “always specialized in the conversion of vans. To the best of our knowledge, we are the oldest in the US.” Their camper conversions are highly prized and known for their quality finish and innovative designs.

Distinguishing Features

  • Sportsmobile camper interior
  • AGM batteries, 400-amp-hours with 120 watts of solar
  • Hitch with Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack
  • Shower and Thetford cassette toilet
  • Freshwater tank, 30-gallon
  • Fan-tastic fan

This 2017 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 Sportsmobile is listed for $80,000 and is currently located in Bozeman, Montana. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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