Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Review 2024

Mercedes-Benz eSprinter At A Glance


+Hugely improved range for later models, decent payload and towing capacity

-Expensive to buy, requires C1 licence, early models have a poor range.

Mercedes was one of the first to the party in the large electric van market and for a while the Mercedes eSprinter was one of only a handful of large capacity panel vans to come as an electric van – but it was deeply compromised. With its 55kWh battery, its total range was only 93 miles. But it's improved considerably since then. Read our Mercedes eSprinter review to find out how. 

With the latest generation, the battery has more than doubled in capacity and the range has too – from 93 miles to 277 miles on the WLTP test cycle. An 81kWh battery with a 180-mile range is also available for those who don’t require the longer range.

There are two body lengths on offer, L2 (long) or L3 (extra-long), two trim levels, PRO and SELECT, and a towing capacity of up to 1.5 tonnes, with a choice of two motors, with either 135 or 204PS.

Three driving programmes are offered: Maximum Range, Economic and Comfort, control engine power, engine torque and climate control, while regenerative braking, which converts kinetic energy into electrical energy, also helps to increase range.

The Mercedes eSprinter is capable of both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) charging. On a DC fast charger, it can be charged from 10-80% in around 42 minutes, while an overnight charge using the onboard three-phase charger will take around 11 hours.

Otherwise, things aren’t massively different from before – but that’s no bad thing. Visually the latest eSprinter is identical to its predecessor, and aside from an updated MBUX touchscreen interface the cabin remains largely unchanged. It’s still one of the smartest in the class.

All Mercedes eSprinters come with an integrated service package (ISP) as standard, which covers the costs of the first four services within the first four years, along with free, Europe-wide roadside assistance, including out-of-charge cover, for up to 30 years, as well as a three-year unlimited mileage warranty and an eight-year/100,000-mile battery capacity guarantee, extendable to 200,000 miles

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