The new “supersized” Dodge Sprinter is said to be completely redesigned, giving commercial customers more
cargo space, higher GVW ratings, and increased towing capacity. There’s also an all-new 3.0-litre CDI
turbodiesel V-6 engine and a unique load-security and cargo-protection system.
This versatile commercial van is available in three overall lengths (233, 273, and 289 in.) on two new
wheelbases of 144.3 and 170.3 in., with an extended version available on the long-wheelbase model that
provides a 15.7-in. longer rear overhang. Three interior-roof height options are: standard (65 in.), high (76 in.),
and the new ‘mega roof’ version (84 in.). Cargo volume is up to 600 cu ft, towing capacity is 2500 lb, and there
are three different GVW ratings including a new higher maximum of 11,030 lb for cargo vans and the new chassis cab version.
New standard features include power windows and locks, integrated wide-angle mirrors, halogen headlamps, 16-in. wheels, tilt- and height-adjustable steering wheel, CD radio, one-touch triple-flash function turn signals,
and all-new Adaptive ESP (electronic stability control) for improved safety.
Designed with the body builder in mind, the new chassis cab enables easy body installation and upfit. It has flat
frame rails, a bolted rear cross-frame member, and fuel-filler neck and nozzle integrated with the cab, which
eliminates the need for re-routing or to build bodies around the fuel-fill system. Options include a two-seat front bench and a rear window for the cab and wiring harnesses for lighting the interior of upfit bodies. It’s offered in the same wheelbase versions as cargo and passenger vans.
The all-new 3.0-litre diesel engine boasts 154 hp and maximum torque of 280 lb ft from 1200 right through to
2400 rpm. With an aluminum engine block, a balance shaft and two overhead camshafts per cylinder bank, the
engine has a low emissions rating and comes equipped with a standard particulate filter.
All 2007 Dodge Sprinter models are equipped with a standard five-speed automatic transmission with an
instrument-panel-mounted shifter on the center console. The driver can limit the shift range manually by nudging
the selector lever to the right or left (plus/minus) to complement engine braking on downhill grades.
New 16-inch wheels allow large-diameter brake rotors to be fitted, resulting in increased braking surface area
and simplified cooling-air supply. Fixed-caliper disc brakes are used on all wheels. Rack-and-pinion,
variable-ratio power steering is standard. It’s speed-sensitive, and it produces a curb-to-curb turning diameter
of 47.5 ft.
All 2007 Dodge Sprinter cargo vans utilize a unique load-securing and lashing-rail system allowing straps to be
attached at multiple locations for enhanced cargo protection.
More than 1.2 million Sprinters have been sold globally since its introduction in 1995. Production takes place in
Germany, with final assembly (cargo vans) in Halifax.
Pricing for the 2007 Dodge Sprinter starts at $41,515 for the chassis cab 3500, $43,620 for the model 2500 cargo van, and $46,700 for the model 2500 passenger van.
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