Sprinter Extreme concept has super strength, unlimited capability

(February 12, 2016) ATLANTA — It's big, stretching over 20 feet from end-to-end. It's over 95 inches tall. It knows how to haul, with 6,400 pounds of payload capacity and a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. The heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cab Chassis is a powerhouse ready to take on the toughest tasks. Now, with the help of RENNtech, the Sprinter Extreme has transformed into the ultimate work machine concept.

"The Sprinter Cab Chassis is the most capable heavy-duty vehicle in its segment," said Bernie Glaser, vice president of Mercedes-Benz Vans in the USA.

"The Sprinter Extreme concept has super-strength, unlimited hard-working capability and an aggressive design. Unlike most concepts, the foundation for the Sprinter Extreme can be ordered at a Mercedes or Freightliner dealership today with the help of our MasterUpfitter program."

From the factory, the Sprinter 3500 Cab Chassis is incredibly versatile, providing an ideal platform for busses, RVs, ambulances and box bodies, just to name a few. Equipped as standard with a powerful 4-Cylinder BlueTEC diesel engine combined with an efficient 7-speed "7G-TRONIC" transmission, the Sprinter Cab Chassis has a best-in-class payload capacity of up to 6,400 lbs. and can tow up to 7,500 lbs. The Sprinter Cab Chassis can not only haul a tremendous payload, it can also transport three people, with its available three-abreast seating.

The Sprinter 3500 Cab Chassis is the ideal starting point for any upfit project with its flat, lightweight frame rails and numerous factory wiring options. Two wheelbases are available to choose from—144 inches or 170 inches—ensuring that the Sprinter Cab Chassis can meet any upfitting need. Further upfitter customization is possible by ordering the Cab Chassis as a "Cutaway," available without a back wall and roof.

Long-time Mercedes-Benz customizer RENNtech added numerous touches to the Sprinter Cab Chassis in order to bring it from mild to wild. Starting at the front, a custom roof rack was built to support six forward-facing lights while additional spotlights are positioned on the sides of the roof rack. A custom brush guard complete with additional fog lights and a powerful winch are located beneath the Sprinter 3500's front bumper.

A suspension lift package raises the Sprinter Extreme above six G-Class-inspired beadlock wheels and aggressive off-road tires. Custom rear fenders were fabricated to provide additional clearance for suspension travel and tire clearance. Finishing off the Sprinter Extreme's look is an eye-catching vinyl wrap and chrome exhaust stacks situated on either side of the cab.

The Sprinter Extreme concept has also been equipped with a Scattolini ScattoMaax "Tipper Bed" for expanded capability in a variety of environments. Available as a part of the MasterUpfitter program, this unique bed is already available to customers and allows the Sprinter Extreme to dump over 5,200 lbs. of payload to either side or to the rear. This three-way tipping capability provides added flexibility to an already convenient platform.

Made out of high-strength steels and alloys, the ScattoMaax Tipper Bed is as tough and reliable as the Sprinter Cab Chassis. The unique ScattoMaax cargo bed design provides an extra barrier of protection between the passenger compartment and the payload, ensuring safety and ease-of-mind, even over rough terrain. The end result of this upfit solution: an incredibly versatile, hard-working commercial vehicle with a payload capacity greater than nearly all half-ton trucks currently on the market.