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skoochythatone
03-20-2005, 03:37 PM
This is kinda boring to be honest, but since we discuss every spy shot/car here, I thought I share the pics I recently took. They show the new MB sprinter, I believe it gets a redesign sometime this year. Caught the convoy on the Autobahn coming back from up North:<p><IMG SRC="http://img109.exs.cx/img109/3254/s18we.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img109.exs.cx/img109/6948/s20zc.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img109.exs.cx/img109/9872/s38gz.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img109.exs.cx/img109/8988/s40jl.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MOORHOUSE at 12:28 PM 3/21/2005</i>

Naga Royal Guard
03-20-2005, 04:43 PM
no watermark :( hope autolies dont jack them

Ascariss
03-20-2005, 04:49 PM
Thanks for the pics skoochy. I do wonder if DCX will import the facelfited one as well to NA, or start building the facelifted model ehre as a dodge, or do they already do that?

skoochythatone
03-21-2005, 05:11 AM
If Autolies jacks them they have a problem with my lawyerS..<br>I dont have Photoshop or anything to put a watermark on, maybe a mod can take them down, watermark them and put them back up?

Spy Guy
03-21-2005, 07:35 AM
Why should they copy them? Those are only mules. The real Prototypes are looking totally different. So these pics are more or less useless... sorry.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by GHPixx at 7:07 AM 3/21/2005</i>

skoochythatone
03-21-2005, 07:45 AM
Thanks GHPixx.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Why would you say something like that? These are obviously not the most exciting cars ever, but they are clearly camoflaged prototypes to test something. They were on their way South from Pappenburg. You might see different prototypes up North, but please be more polite in your remarks and treat everybody with a little more respect.

Spy Guy
03-21-2005, 08:14 AM
Sorry skootchy if that sounds a bit impolite t you. But I didnt mean it that way. We saw pictures of the real prototypes in the net and in this way I think it makes no sense to post pics of old cars again and again.<br>If we would do that every thread would have more than 50 sites. And this is what we dont want, do we?<br>And the real prototypes (prototype and mule is a big difference) are also driving around in germany, not only in northern sweden. Expecially in stuttgart...so you must have seen them.

skoochythatone
03-21-2005, 08:27 AM
No hard feelings here GHPixx, I know you didnt mean it the way you wrote it. I only saw another Sprinter prototype once, and it did look like the ones on the trailers in my pics. If you have pics or know where pics are, post some of the real prototypes!

Charger
09-19-2005, 07:30 PM
<A HREF="http://motortrend.com/future/spied/112_0509_spy_sprinter_l.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://motortrend.com/future/s...l.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://motortrend.com/future/spied/112_0509_spy_dodge_sprinter" TARGET="_blank">http://motortrend.com/future/s...inter</A>/

LSS_C6
09-20-2005, 03:13 AM
I didn`t know that it is going to be sell as dodge in the States!<br>Seems pretty regular...with nothing about special.

bucket
09-20-2005, 04:07 PM
i occasionally drive a freightliner sprinter (not sure what wheelbase, but it is the longest with the raised roof) belonging to my business, and it is the first work "van" that i've not dreaded driving. the engine and transmission are smooth, it doesn't guzzle petrol like the old ram van it replaced in the fleet, and it is incredibly easy to drive.

ich
10-25-2005, 02:44 PM
i have seen it today in my hometown! and the pictures i made were online at <p><A HREF="http://www.mbcanada.com/forum" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mbcanada.com/forum</A>/<p>maybe somebody can link them here because the links from mbcanada doesn´t work because you have to be a member! you can find them in star spy an the the new sprinter in germany! thank you guys! :)

phaeton
10-28-2005, 03:35 PM
here is Volkswagen's LT which shares everything except engines<br><A HREF="http://spyphotos.autoblog.com/entry/1234000907059723" TARGET="_blank">http://spyphotos.autoblog.com/...59723</A>/

mzoltarp
10-29-2005, 05:08 AM
Wow. I wasn't aware that VW and MB had collaborated on a van.

Chicho
11-10-2005, 06:33 AM
I have found some pics of Merc Sprinter <p><A HREF="http://pascalpierart.free.fr/photos/script/displayimage.php?pid=1414&fullsize=1" TARGET="_blank">http://pascalpierart.free.fr/p...ize=1</A><p><A HREF="http://pascalpierart.free.fr/photos/script/displayimage.php?pid=1413&fullsize=1" TARGET="_blank">http://pascalpierart.free.fr/p...ize=1</A><p><br>And VW LT too<p><A HREF="http://pascalpierart.free.fr/photos/script/displayimage.php?pid=1418&fullsize=1" TARGET="_blank">http://pascalpierart.free.fr/p...ize=1</A><p><A HREF="http://pascalpierart.free.fr/photos/script/displayimage.php?pid=1417&fullsize=1" TARGET="_blank">http://pascalpierart.free.fr/p...ize=1</A><p><A HREF="http://pascalpierart.free.fr/photos/script/displayimage.php?pid=1416&fullsize=1" TARGET="_blank">http://pascalpierart.free.fr/p...ize=1</A><p><A HREF="http://pascalpierart.free.fr/photos/script/displayimage.php?pid=1415&fullsize=1" TARGET="_blank">http://pascalpierart.free.fr/p...ize=1</A><p>I don't know if my links will work if not please help me

Marticos
11-10-2005, 07:42 AM
The flashing on the chart rearview mirror? It is a zone to high risk of damage for a commercial veichle

Chicho
11-10-2005, 09:27 AM
I think it's not a flashing light. It looks like a cover

darren
11-11-2005, 10:18 AM
VW and MB collaborated on this unit, fact or rumor? I believe the different faces could be MB and Dodge.

Santeno
11-11-2005, 10:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darren</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">VW and MB collaborated on this unit, fact or rumor? I believe the different faces could be MB and Dodge.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Don't quote me on it, but I'm pretty sure there wasn't too much collaboration on the chrysler side of the equation (definitely the case on the current one). If I'm right this thing should be strictly a grill and badge swap for dodge and/or freightliner.

Ascariss
11-11-2005, 01:45 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Don't quote me on it, but I'm pretty sure there wasn't too much collaboration on the chrysler side of the equation (definitely the case on the current one). If I'm right this thing should be strictly a grill and badge swap for dodge and/or freightliner.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is true, Chrysler had no input into the design of the car, the grill was just swapped as far as I know into either dodge or freightliner.<p>But I do believe VW did play a part in the design and engeneering., since the LT is based off the sprinter. Will open a new thread with the pics in a second.<p>Tons of pics:<p><A HREF="http://web1.berlin205.server4free.de/MB_Galerie/Galerie/Nutzfahrzeuge/Sprinter_2005/Sprinter_015.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://web1.berlin205.server4f...5.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://web1.berlin205.server4free.de/MB_Galerie/Galerie/Nutzfahrzeuge/Sprinter_2005/Sprinter_016.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://web1.berlin205.server4f...6.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://web1.berlin205.server4free.de/MB_Galerie/Galerie/Nutzfahrzeuge/Sprinter_2005/Sprinter_011.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://web1.berlin205.server4f...1.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://web1.berlin205.server4free.de/MB_Galerie/Galerie/Nutzfahrzeuge/Sprinter_2005/Sprinter_010.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://web1.berlin205.server4f...0.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://web1.berlin205.server4free.de/MB_Galerie/Galerie/Nutzfahrzeuge/Sprinter_2005/Sprinter_009.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://web1.berlin205.server4f...9.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://web1.berlin205.server4free.de/MB_Galerie/Galerie/Nutzfahrzeuge/Sprinter_2005/Sprinter_008.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://web1.berlin205.server4f...8.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3420/pict04903qr.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img261.imageshack.us/im...r.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/9408/pict04948xi.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img158.imageshack.us/im...i.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/2525/pict04911dr.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img158.imageshack.us/im...r.jpg</A><p>VW LT thread:<br><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=17511" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=17511</A>

Chicho
11-11-2005, 02:28 PM
That's a fact, like current sprinter and LT. They were developed all together MB and VW

Cozz
11-11-2005, 04:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chicho</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That's a fact, like current sprinter and LT. They were developed all together MB and VW</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Where can I find info on it?<p>It's like the next generation DCX minivan, VW wants it and DCX is making by itself. I'm sure people will run around saying VW had part in design when it's not true.

Chicho
11-11-2005, 10:00 PM
<A HREF="http://elmundomotor.elmundo.es/elmundomotor/2005/08/23/empresas/1124791250.html" TARGET="_blank">http://elmundomotor.elmundo.es....html</A><p>It's Spanish but it says that they developed both models all together

gawid
11-14-2005, 06:47 AM
<A HREF="http://www.ewanskelly.net/picture.php?cat=42&image_id=403" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ewanskelly.net/pict...d=403</A><p><A HREF="http://www.ewanskelly.net/picture.php?cat=42&image_id=404" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ewanskelly.net/pict...d=404</A><p><A HREF="http://www.ewanskelly.net/picture.php?cat=42&image_id=408" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ewanskelly.net/pict...d=408</A><p><A HREF="http://www.ewanskelly.net/picture.php?cat=42&image_id=405" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ewanskelly.net/pict...d=405</A><p><A HREF="http://www.ewanskelly.net/picture.php?cat=42&image_id=402" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ewanskelly.net/pict...d=402</A>

darren
11-14-2005, 10:14 AM
Since VW and MB have collaborated on this unit, and since MB offers this vehicle in North America as Freightliner/Dodge, does anyone know if VW plans to also introduce the LT into North America?<p>Also, I've heard many rumors about Ford bringing their Transit Van over hear (North America), the current model (Econoline) is due for a re-design, does anyone have any insight to this?<p>The current North American Vans are all due for a change, and MB seems to be taking the lead. I feel this is the start to many changes for this type of vehicle.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by darren at 9:21 AM 11/14/2005</i>

Santeno
11-14-2005, 10:38 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darren</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Since VW and MB have collaborated on this unit, and since MB offers this vehicle in North America as Freightliner/Dodge, does anyone know if VW plans to also introduce the LT into North America?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Don't know but it is highly doubtful. VW in North America is busy trying to move up-market and is cultivating a comparable image (not entirely succesfully yet, I must add). Thy do not have lower end models or commercial models in the US. Nor do they have alternate (besides Audi) through which to sell a commercial model like the LT.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darren</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Also, I've heard many rumors about Ford bringing their Transit Van over hear (North America), the current model (Econoline) is due for a re-design, does anyone have any insight to this?<p>The current North American Vans are all due for a change, and MB seems to be taking the lead. I feel this is the start to many changes for this type of vehicle.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Again, Rummors. Don't confuse commercial full size vans and their passenger variants with the very large, passenger only, "mini" vans. DCX has long been the market leader in minivans. It is highly doubtful that they will share opne of their cash-cow vehicles with another automaker. I'd be more willing to believe that they would make a variant for another brand within DCX (kind of like the MB GST and the Chrysler Pacifica) - not just a grill swap like they currently do with Dodge - before believing any rumor that claims that they will sell minivans to another automaker.<p>As for their full size commercial vans, If I recall correctly The Chrysler group had been trying to get out of the business for a while and hadn't replaced their ageing vans in for ever. The way I heard it, Dodge only began selling the Sprinter only after DCX tried selling a few through freightliner to commercial fleets. It was the success of those sales that led them to expand the program to dodge (who has deeper market penetration than freightliner).<p>Ford has publilcly stated their intent to exit the minivan market in North America, so I doubt they'll be importing anny from over seas (at least not under the Ford Brand). their commercial vans do rather well, as far as I know, so again, I can't imagine them importing commercial vans from their over seas operations, especially smaller ones. But then again, who knows.

phaeton
11-14-2005, 02:50 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Don't know but it is highly doubtful. VW in North America is busy trying to move up-market and is cultivating a comparable image (not entirely succesfully yet, I must add). Thy do not have lower end models or commercial models in the US. Nor do they have alternate (besides Audi) through which to sell a commercial model like the LT.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Guess you have not read this ? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=17528" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=17528</A>

Santeno
11-14-2005, 03:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phaeton</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Guess you have not read this ? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=17528" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=17528</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yes I have. How exactly does the dropping of the phaeton make my statement any less true or correct? If anything it adds to my point about the move up-market not being entirely succesful - Though VW as a brand does continue to move up-market, albeit at a more measured pace.<p>Perhaps you should have read my post more closely. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

phaeton
11-14-2005, 03:09 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Yes I have. How exactly does the dropping of the phaeton make my statement any less true or correct? If anything it adds to my point about the move up-market not being entirely succesful - Though VW as a brand does continue to move up-market, albeit at a more measured pace.<p>Perhaps you should have read my post more closely. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>VW are going to have an entry level vehicle vry soon eg Santa Monica VW have imported a Fox as part of the Moonraker project to gain public perception and the Polo seems to have the go ahead according to rumors on the Vortex.

knicks125
10-04-2006, 05:39 PM
<A HREF="http://www.allpar.com/trucks/sprinter.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.allpar.com/trucks/sprinter.html</A>