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5 Fast Facts: 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris

5 Fast Facts: 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris

By Joseph Dobrian, June 30, 2016
The Mercedes-Benz Metris is a mid-sized van that competes mainly with the Ford Transit Connect. It is all-new to the U.S. market for the 2016 model year and is available as a cargo van or passenger van. It places special emphasis on safety, with standard Attention Assist; Load-Adaptive ESP with Crosswind Assist; and front, side, thorax-pelvis, and window air bags. In the passenger van, window air bags extend to all seating rows.

Here are more facts about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris:

1) Mercedes positions the Metris as a “right-sized” van. The cargo van starts at $28,950, and the passenger van starts at $32,500 (excluding $995 destination/delivery charge). The Metris is 202.4 ins. long, 75.9 ins. wide, and 74.8 ins. tall.
2) The passenger van’s rear door opens to 180 degrees (a rear tailgate door is available); the cargo van’s, to 270. The passenger van seats up to 7 and has a payload of 1,874 lbs.; the cargo van’s interior volume is 186 cu. ft. and its payload is 2,502 lbs. Both versions can tow up to 5,000 lbs.
3) Options on the Metris include engine start/stop, blind-spot assist, collision-prevention assist, lane-keeping assist, active park assist, Parktronic, seating for an eighth passenger, liftgate rear door, electric sliding doors, and a rearview camera. Other options include cold-weather enhancements, a driver comfort package, cruise control, lumbar support, enhanced air conditioning system, self-colored bumpers, roof rails, multi-function leather steering wheel, and an auxiliary battery. An overhead control panel with two reading lights, center-console storage tray, enhanced interior lighting, large luggage net, and optional seating configurations are also available.
4) The drivetrain consists of a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine coupled with a 7-speed automatic transmission. It generates 208 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.
5) Standard exterior colors include white, red, grey, and black. Premium metallic colors include black, brown, silver, white, blue, and several shades of grey. Fabric or leatherette interior upholstery is available.

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