We invented hardcore.
Over a hundred years ago, we recognized the need for a vehicle that could take on heavy loads and not back down from any job. The result? Mercedes-Benz invented the van. That first van paved the way for an entirely new segment and set the standard for others to follow. As the need for vans grew, Mercedes-Benz surpassed all expectations to become the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer. While our latest Sprinter and Metris Vans continue to raise the bar for innovation and technology, they still hold true to our core values: to create vans that deliver an extraordinary level of performance, durability and safety to every owner.
Benz company invents the motorized van, dubbed a "combination delivery vehicle"
Introduction of the Mercedes-Benz L 1000 Express Van
Mercedes-Benz introduces the L 319 and reinvents the light truck segment
Mercedes-Benz introduces the new large-capacity van, the L 406 D
Mercedes-Benz launches a new light van lineup Internally called the TN or T1
The invention of the automobile is 100 years old and Mercedes-Benz presents its newest van, the T2
The first-generation Sprinter Van launches in Europe and wins "International Van of the Year."
The second-generation Sprinter enters the European Market
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter enters the U.S. market
The midsize Mercedes-Benz Metris enters the U.S. market
Over one hundred years of leadership brought us to this. It’s the Sprinter that hauls cargo, stows gear and raises standards. It’s the Sprinter that’s ready for anything, wherever your work or your lifestyle takes you.