Over 100 years of commercial vehicle history
Driving a large vehicle can be a daunting affair, but automakers are working to make their full-size rolling rigs more comfortable for those behind the wheel. One such automaker is Mercedes-Benz, which has been building commercial vehicles for over 100 years. In fact, the German manufacturer was the first to put a diesel engine in such a vehicle way back in 1932. It produced 32 horsepower, and helped shuffle the L300 from one job to the next.
Fast forward to 2001, and Mercedes-Benz brings the Sprinter van to our shore. It’s sold and branded as a Freightliner product until 2003 when Dodge is also given a Sprinter to sell. In 2010, it’s back to being a product of that only wears Freightliner or Mercedes-Benz badging. Over the course of its lifespan, the Sprinter has always been built by Mercedes-Benz, regardless of what the badges said.