Van profile: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI

The Sprinter 313 CDI is launched after the first facelift. The first facelift of the best-selling Sprinter takes place in year 2000, five years after its launch.


Daimler-Benz AG

Production period

2000 – 2006

Loading volume

1,555 kg

Predecessor model

Sprinter (T1)

Or the underlying model

Sprinter II (NCV 3)

Successor model

Sprinter (T1N)


Panel van, crew van, flatbed (various wheelbases) and camper vans


Diesel engine: OM 611, 2.4 l, 4-cylinder, 95 kW (129 hp)


4,889 – 6,580 mm


1,933 mm


3,000 – 4,025 mm

Unladen weight

2,630 kg

Maximum speed

150 km/h (with OM 611, 95 kW/129 hp)

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI

In particular, the appearance of the front section is modified. This includes the bumper, the radiator grille and the headlights. Underneath the hood of the revised models, new CDI engines ranging from 60 kW (82 hp) to 115 kW (156 hp) power the Sprinter. The common rail injection technology adopted from the passenger vehicle sector provides greater power and helps the vehicles to comply with the exhaust gas emission limits. In 2002, Mercedes-Benz rapidly reacts to the calls for greater traffic safety and presents the first ever ESP (electronic stability program) for vans. In addition, the completely revised powertrain, the new front section and the window bags available as an optional extra all ensure greater safety.

Whether businessmen, couriers or companies: the around 140 configuration variants available directly from the factory provide the right Sprinter for everyone. Three different drive technologies are also available: electricity, natural gas or gasoline/diesel engines. All three variants can also be ordered with all-wheel drive. Thanks to the new, optional start-stop function, the vans consume up to 8% less fuel in urban environments. The Sprinter is and remains a best-seller.

Mercedes-Benz 313 CDI

Photos: Kai Knörzer