The Mercedes Sprinter is one of the most popular live-in vehicles, and for a good reason. Parts are available internationally (bolstered by Mercedes’ fabled global parts network), engines are powerful and relatively economical, reliability is excellent, and a considerable range of wheelbase options (including compact, standard, long, and extra-long) exist. If that wasn’t enough, the company produces a capable 4WD variant, which can be further uprated for overland travel thanks to specialist aftermarket parts. This stunning example has been extensively modified for off-grid travel and is generously equipped.
From the Seller:
“Our Sprinter was designed and built as a four-season overlanding vehicle. It is capable of traveling to the remote destinations and cities of the world in a comfortable self-contained manner.”
2018 Mercedes Sprinter 4×4
The 4×4 Sprinter was originally introduced to meet the demands of “van owners who need to travel regardless of road conditions” (mercedes-benz.com). The 2018 model is powered by a 3.0-liter BlueTec engine that produces 188 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque while showcasing 20 percent more ground clearance than the 2WD and a lower geared differential. This means the 4WD can climb steep inclines, tow heavy loads (up to 5,000 pounds), and has a load capacity of over 3,000 pounds.
Today’s 4×4 Sprinter has been heavily upgraded for remote travel and benefits from a Stage 5 Striker Sprinter lift kit with Fox shocks, Van Compass armor, skid plates, and a winch bumper with an integrated 2-inch hitch receiver, Method Race wheels, BFGoodrich All-terrain KO2 tires, Agile Off Road 20-gallon auxiliary fuel tank, and more.
The interior was custom-made by Goose Gear and consists of a lightweight proprietary aluminum extrusion frame, laminated marine plywood, Blum high-use hinges, and compression latches. Accessories include a Dometic Coolmatic 140S fridge, 20-gallon water tank, 4-foot lockable storage space, heated Scheel-Mann front seats, an Espar D2 Airtronic heater, a MaxxAir fan, and Duxtop induction cooktop. Finally, power is provided via 360-amp-hour lithium batteries, 330 watts of solar, a Redarc battery charger, and a Xantrex Freedom X2000 inverter.
This 2018 Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 is listed for $110,000 and is currently located between New Mexico and Arizona. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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