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Mercedes-Benz Metris Concept Highlights Van Upfitting

February 10, 2017

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.
Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz is showing a Metris concept van at the Chicago Auto Show that's designed to highlight its new MasterSolutions ship-through upfitting program.

The blue-and-grey Metris has been equipped with Ranger Design and Sortimo by Knapheide shelves, racks and removable cases that are visible when the van's side opens like a tool-box lid.

Other equipment includes a durable tile flooring system that ensures grip for work boots and is easily removable for thorough cleaning. A clear, plastic partition from Ranger Design keeps the driver safely divided from the cargo area while also allowing for easy monitoring of the van’s payload. Wheels finished in bright blue and silver, realistic toolbox latches and a handle on the roof compliment the special exterior wrap created for the Metris MasterSolutions Toolbox Van, according to the company.

The Metris MasterSolutions Toolbox Van was built by RENNtech and is based on the Metris Worker cargo van. A year ago, Mercedes-Benz showed its Sprinter Extreme concept van at the Chicago Auto Show.

The Metris is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four cylinder engine that makes 208 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. It can haul 2,500 pounds of payload and tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Comments

  1. 1. MC [ February 14, 2017 @ 04:54AM ]

    If Daimler knows what's good for them, they will NOT call their Sprinter van the "Extreme". The word (with or without the first 'e') had been so over-used and over-commercialized the past 15-20 years that it has now come to mean 'lame'. A few years ago when Pepperidge Farms named one of their Goldfish crackers "Xtreme", you know the word had officially died.

  2. 2. Nancy Wunderlich [ February 14, 2017 @ 10:19AM ]

    The Metris is the perfect vehicle for a mobile office. There is plenty of room in the Metris to upfit a full-size, ergonomic desk complete with storage and an adjustable chair.

 

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