Take the heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cab Chassis, hire long-time Benz customer RENNtech, and present the Sprinter Extreme as the ultimate work machine concept. That’s what Mercedes-Benz did today in Chicago. Stretching more than 20 feet from bumper-to-bumper, it’s over 95″ tall. Hauling 6400 pounds of payload and a towing capacity of 7500 pounds, it’s an impressive heavy-duty truck that looks like it came from Jurassic Park.
“Unlike most concepts, the chassis- cab foundation for the Sprinter Extreme can be ordered at a Mercedes or Freightliner dealership today with the help of our MasterUpfitter program.” says Bernie Glaser, Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Vans USA.
From the factory, the Sprinter 3500 Cab Chassis is versatile, providing a platform for buses, RVs, ambulances and box bodies. Equipped standard with a powerful 4-Cylinder BlueTEC diesel engine combined with an efficient 7-speed transmission, for the concept RENNtech completes Cab Chassis customization and makes Sprinter Extreme.
RENNtech installs on the Sprinter Cab Chassis – starting at the front – a custom roof rack that suppports six forward-facing lights while additional spotlights are on the sides of the roof rack. A custom brush guard with additional fog lights and a powerful winch are located beneath the Sprinter 3500’s front bumper.
Next, a suspension lift package raises the Extreme above six G-Class-inspired beadlock wheels and off-road tires. Custom rear fenders were fabricated to provide additional clearance for suspension travel and tire clearance. Finishing off the Sprinter Extreme’s look are vinyl wrap and chrome exhaust stacks on either side of the cab.