Apart from the unmistakable “Three Pointed Star” badge, there’s not a whole lot about the Mercedes Sprinter that screams luxury. Best described as a carrier van, the Sprinter is the probably one of the last models in the company’s long and impressive fleet of cars to be considered as an exotic and luxurious car.
Well, it turns out, even the boxy Sprinter can have a luxury upgrade of its own, one that Mercedes-Benz Manhattan is exclusively offering. From a common utility van to a private jet interior on the ground, the custom Sprinter Grand Edition doesn’t lack in either class or luxury.
Among the features added to the Sprinter Grand Edition include reclining massage chairs, a sofa bed, a pair of 32-inch flat-panel televisions, a DVD player, wireless internet, satellite radio, a 30,000-BTU HVAC air conditioning system, a refrigerator, and air ride suspension, among other things.
So they say with luxury: if you want to have the best, you have to pay to have the best.
Details after the jump.
Among the interior features of the Sprinter Grand Edition include four premium leather deluxe captains chairs with heating and massage
functions, and power leg lifts with two seats having power reclining capabilities, front and rear 32" LCD flat screens, 100% Nylon color keyed carpet, TV/monitors, an automotive fabric headliner, wireless Internet router, floor mats with non-slip rubber backing, two 110-Volt outlets, 12-Volt outlets at each seat location, front partition with power window, an audio amplifier, a 3rd row passenger bench with power, a reclining sofa bed, dark tinted side and rear windows, deluxe lighting controls, a slide under sofa refrigerator, an interior lighting package, four console lap tables, a mobile theater sound system, a 6.5" touch-schreen in-dash LCD GPS, CD, DVD, Navigation system, a DVD player, iPod hook up, a wireless head phone jack system, side wall consoles with cup holders and storage, a hands-free Intercom system, rear air and heat 30,000 BTU HVAC system, among other things.
The Mercedes Sprinter Grand Edition is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that produces 188 horsepower @ 3,800rpm and 325 lb/ft of torque @1,400-2,400 rpm that’s mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.
With all that features on the Sprinter Grand Edition, you can definitely expect that this vehicle won’t come cheap. And - surprise, surprise - it doesn’t.
For the privilege of owning a Sprinter Grand Edition, you’re going to need to fork over a whopping $190,000. Wrap your minds around that number for a second and you’ll realize that for that amount, you can already score the SLS AMG and for a little bit more, the S65 AMG.
The Pope Mobile, if there ever was one. But last we checked, only one person can ride in that car, and it just so happens to be the leader of the Roman Catholic church,