2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris – A Smaller Cargo Van

October 14th, 2015 by

2016 Mercedes-Benz MetrisFor decades, Mercedes-Benz vans have played an integral role in the American workplace. With its outstanding reliability and nimble handling, the all-new 2016 Metris provides a viable solution to all of your commercial cargo handling and passenger moving obligations. In its segment, the full-size Sprinter offers unmatched cargo handling capacity, excellent fuel economy, and a very diverse selection of seating configurations. Nevertheless, full-size vans are unavoidably limited when it comes to the issue of limited accessibility.

With these types of limitations in mind, Mercedes-Benz has introduced the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris commercial mid-size van with a dual focus on optimum accessibility with maximum cargo and passenger hauling capabilities. You can visit Mercedes-Benz of Athens for all the details on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris that best suits your unique business requirements.

Appealing at Work or Play

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris features ruggedly contoured lines and a chiseled fascia similar to the original Sprinter. Its reduced center of gravity and lower roof line is just the right size and yields excellent accessibility with the maximum cargo capacity. The mid-size 2016 Metris fits somewhere in-between the original Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and smaller vans like the Ford Transit Connect and the Nissan NV200. The Metris has the ability to easily fit into urban parking garages despite having a larger cargo capacity than other, smaller, mid-size vans. The Metris is approximately 12-inches longer than the Transit Connect or the Nissan NV200; at a length of 202.4-inches. It is also wider (75.9-inches) and has a higher inside ceiling height. The maximum recommended payload for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris in cargo trim is 2,502-pounds. The passenger equipped version can handle 1,874-pounds.

Office Space

2016 Mercedes-Benz MetrisThe 2016 Metris is designed to provide you with exceptional comfort, space, and safety during the time that you must spend on the road. The stylish modern interior is practical and functional with firm supportive seating, convenient dashboard storage compartments, flexible connectivity options, and even optional steering wheel mounted multifunction controls. With an integrated 5.8-inch color LCD display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a USB port with an iPod interface, the Metris is more than capable of exceeding your daily navigation and communication needs. This is a workhorse that is engineered to give you a spacious, secure, and adaptable work environment designed to meet all of your logistical needs.

Commercial Grade Propulsion

Mercedes-Benz has designed a rear-wheel drivetrain, configured to meet the needs of North American consumers, exclusively for the 2016 Metris. At the heart of this innovative powertrain is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 208-horsepower and 258-lb.-ft. of torque. It can be ordered with optional ECO stop/start that automatically shuts the engine down at stops and then restarts it with a touch of the accelerator pedal. A 7-speed (7G-TRONIC) automatic transmission transfers power to the rear wheels. Fuel economy numbers are yet to be released but, between the electronic stop/start function and a scheduled maintenance interval of 15,000-miles, you can bet that total cost of ownership numbers will be pretty impressive. That should make any responsible fleet manager sit up and take notice.

Industrial Strength Safety

Mercedes-Benz is the founder of many automotive safety features that we take for granted today. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that they would utilize their vast experience to provide craftsmen with one of the safest working environments on four-wheels. It has been said that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” With this saying in mind, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris is designed to avoid collisions. Every Metris van is equipped with the Load-Adaptive Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) which helps to keep the vehicle under control by automatically applying brake pressure to individual wheels and decreasing engine power in the event of a wheel spin, under steer, or over steer condition. Standard equipment also includes Crosswind Assist which helps to keep the vehicle from drifting between lanes during heavy winds by applying brake pressure to individual wheels, Attention Assist monitors driving patterns and alerts the driver if tiredness or a lack of attentiveness are exhibited. Optional safety features include a Lane Keeping Assist system which alerts the driver when the vehicle inadvertently wanders across lane markings and Active Parking Assist which senses objects near the rear of the vehicle and helps to maneuver into tight places when necessary.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris is scheduled to go on sale in late 2015 at premium dealerships like Mercedes-Benz of Athens.

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