The 2016 Sprinter’s standard powertrain is the impressive OM651 4-cylinder with 7-speed 7G-TRONIC transmission. The OM651 has passed nearly 5 million miles of endurance testing under the harshest operating conditions. The OM642 V6 with 5-speed transmission has already proven itself on the road and will remain available as an option.
Effortlessly combine the benefits of turbocharged power, diesel fuel economy and durability in one compact package. The advanced OM651 2-stage turbo diesel engine is standard on all Sprinter Van models and features:
The OM651’s 265 lb-ft of torque starts at a low 1,400 rpm, giving you ample pulling power when the light turns green, when merging onto a highway, and especially under a load. A combination of exhaust gas recirculation with two-stage cooling and the SCR technology with AdBlue® injection for the BlueTEC® engines and a particulate filter ensures clean exhaust emissions. The OM651 also delivers up to 18% better fuel economy over the superior efficiency of the optional 6-cylinder/5-speed combination.
The proven OM642 6-Cylinder Diesel engine/5-speed transmission combination features:
Like the OM651, the OM642 is one of the world's cleanest running diesel engines thanks to BlueTEC® SCR technology.9 The OM642 generates power from a turbocharger as well, and peak torque comes in at low rpm—precisely when it matters most.
Can a transmission reduce interior noise? Or lower the total cost of vehicle ownership? The standard 7-speed 7G-TRONIC transmission does all that and more. This technologically advanced transmission is the first of its kind in the segment and has been refined for maximum output and fuel efficiency. Like the outstanding optional 5-speed/6-cylinder combination, the 7G-TRONIC’s shift points are perfectly mated to the OM651 diesel engine’s power output. The seven gears improve acceleration and short shift times make for a smoother ride.
BlueEFFICIENCY is the term encompassing all the fuel-saving and emission-reducing efforts Mercedes-Benz uses on the Sprinter Van, powertrain and ancillary components, allowing the 2-stage turbo 4-cylinder diesel engine to meet and exceed the most stringent emission standards. They include: