Airstream & Mercedes Fire Back At Ford Skyliner With Their Own Fancy Van

Mercedes isn't about to just let the 2015 Ford Transit upstage their beloved Sprinter van, so in response to the ultra-lux Ford Skyliner, Sprinter is collaborating with American RV icon Airstream to build their own mobile living room— the Autobahn. » 6/06/14 10:57am 6/06/14 10:57am

2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: This Is It

Mercedes Benz's popular van family has been upgraded for the European market with cleaner engines capable of 37 mpg (Euro cycle), electronic crosswind assist as standard, more space and comfort, and 37,000-mile maintenance intervals. » 4/29/13 9:42am 4/29/13 9:42am

Inside The $400,000 Van Built Like A Private Jet

Being rich can be very difficult. Do you choose to ride around in a limo, drive a super car, or go for something rare and vintage? Now, thanks to Becker Auto Design's $400,000 JetVans, you have a new choice. A custom Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van filled with mobile Bond-villian grade levels of technology and luxury. » 4/13/12 4:30pm 4/13/12 4:30pm

Watch a Mercedes minivan from down under run a nine second 1/4 mile

If yesterday's 10 second Ford Bronco wasn't a good enough example of weird Australian drag cars we've got something even stranger—a Mercedes minivan capable of a nine second trip down the 1/4 mile. » 1/01/12 12:30pm 1/01/12 12:30pm

How did this car get inside of this van?

The film Borat allegedly unfairly portrayed Kazakhs as a bunch of trashy Central Asian simpletons. So wrong. This photo proves that Kazakhs are actually trashy Central Asian geniuses. But how — and why — did they do it? Let's find out. » 6/15/11 10:30am 6/15/11 10:30am

Is Your Toilet Saying "Zuul?"

If you're going to operate a plumbing business, might as well have some fun with the advertising. This was spotted on the back of a Mercedes Sprinter. We're assuming the Sewage Engineering Consultant thought of it. [Fueltopia] » 12/11/09 12:30pm 12/11/09 12:30pm

UDMan Drives The Sprinter, Gives It Thumbs-Up

I've long admired the super-efficient Sprinter van, but never quite understood the constant shifting of marques under which it was sold. Dodge? Mercedes-Benz? Freightliner? Truck expert UDMan to the rescue! » 12/05/09 10:00pm 12/05/09 10:00pm

Project Car Hell, Screamin' Corolla Edition: AE86 or FX16?

There was some grumbling over the choices in our last Choose Your Eternity challenge » 8/26/08 5:20pm 8/26/08 5:20pm (which was won by the '77 Levis Edition AMC Hornet AMX by a healthy margin), ostensibly because they were too easy… but we know the reason: being reminded of the Malaise Era brings up the uncomfortable parallels between the hard…

Automobile Mag's Top List Of Road Trip Vehicles Gives Sprinter The Nod,…

Oh, boy: Another hot summer day, another list of top vehicles for a road trip. Whereas Kelley Blue Book's top road trip cars list — the last such list we had to endure — was one of the more strange groupings we've seen, today's list from Automobile is absolutely sexy. What, you don't think the Sprinter's sexy? You… » 6/10/08 12:30pm 6/10/08 12:30pm

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Minibuses Are Awesome

Why are we randomly showing you pictures of European Sprinter vans? Because Mercedes Sprinter Vans are awesome. Bigger and mightier than the standard Sprinter is the Sprinter Minibus line, which offers seating configurations for uses as varied as hospice transport to urban people moving. Our personal favorite is the… » 4/03/08 3:00pm 4/03/08 3:00pm

Chicago Auto Show: Commercial Trucks And Vans

Commercial trucks and vans aren't quite as romantic as the latest sports car, but that doesn't mean we should ignore them. There's a segment of the population that gets excited about a big, mean work truck. Though we kind of like the Ford Transit Connect, we're still more moved by the full-sized, extended-length Dodge… » 2/08/08 1:00pm 2/08/08 1:00pm

The Hartmann SP5: A Sprintier Mercedes Sprinter

While it may not be as cool as the Sprinter into Studio Coppola Special, the Hartmann-tuned Sprinter van is still fairly wicked. Next to Supervan 2, the Dodge/MB Sprinter is already near the top of our list of favorite vans. Add a body kit, new exhaust, faux-carbon fiber inserts, vaguely tweaked mechanicals and… » 1/28/08 1:15pm 1/28/08 1:15pm

Francis Ford Coppola Builds Studio Into Dodge Sprinter

Mr. Coppola has long been notorious for sets the size of cities and gear that takes an endless parade of tractor-trailers to move around, but all that has changed with the making of his latest film, "Youth Without Youth." All the stuff- cameras, dollies, whatever- gets crammed into one of the few bright spots from… » 12/17/07 3:00pm 12/17/07 3:00pm

Toyota AE86

Since the AE86 family of Toyotas tends to contain some of the most hacked-up, hot-rodded, and generally butchered cars you see in California, it's beyond my abilities to guess the exact year of this particular example. I can't check the state's Smog Test History site to get the year of the chassis because it's… » 10/26/07 9:15am 10/26/07 9:15am

Mercedetize Your Sprinter

Here at tha Jalop, we've got a known affection for European vans. And while Ford may have some sugar to lend us us in that department soon, the Deutch-Amerikanische hybrid was first, bringing the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter over first as a Freightliner, then as a Dodge. We're not sure of the details worked out with… » 6/14/07 8:00pm 6/14/07 8:00pm

Electric Vanliness: Sprinter to Be DaimlerChrysler's First Plug-in…

The term "plug-in hybrid" will one day hang beneath "1/3 less calories" and "dolphin-free tuna" in the advertising and public relations halls of fame. For now, we'd imagine all hybrid-building carmakers will either add the capability to their hybrids, or say they're looking into it. That's not to diminish the latest… » 3/28/07 7:29am 3/28/07 7:29am

What the Hoot Page? Watt has Righteous Bro Blog 'Bout Hydrogen Stations…

And then it it all comes full circle... There's little we enjoy more than reading Watt's (increasingly) unique Pedro-speak concerning all things that exist in the form of Watt. But, given the "energy diversity" that all the big carmakers are struggling to achieve, well, this is time and place appropriate to us… » 1/13/07 1:37pm 1/13/07 1:37pm

Star (Of David) In a Reasonably-Priced Van

"Just because we've gone away/Here's a message from me and Ray/We're not gonna let the music die/Join us if you've got the energy/We're the proud/The few/Jalopniks rockin' alone tonight/We're the proud/The few/Jalopniks pickin' our butts tonight." » 4/13/06 4:37pm 4/13/06 4:37pm

Brian Lopes' Sportmobile Sprinter

Yesterday, we ran into Dan Neil at the LA Auto Show and stopped and chatted a bit. He seemed pleased to meet us, and we were certainly pleased to meet him. As erudite and quick in person as he is on the page, Neil mentioned that his son was in a band and wanted to tour. His choice for the ultimate Rock 'n' Roll Sexy… » 1/05/06 9:39pm 1/05/06 9:39pm