Thursday, January 21, 2021
Mercedes Benz

Sprinter’s little cousin just got a nip-and-tuck inside and out for 2021, making it a versatile choice for any operator looking for a midsize van option. Originally launched in the U.S. in 2015, the new generation Metris will arrive in U.S. dealerships the first half of 2021.

Here are some of the highlights:

9G-TRONIC automatic transmission: For the first time the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is now available for all Metris variants, replacing the 7G-TRONIC that was previously offered on the Metris. Drivers can use the DYNAMIC SELECT switch to select drive programs "Comfort" and "Sport", and thus tailor the shifting behavior to their driving requirements.

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Active Brake Assist and Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC: The new Active Brake Assist can detect the risk of a collision with a vehicle driving ahead, and first initiates a visual and audible warning. If the driver responds, the assistant builds up brake pressure appropriate to the situation. If there is no reaction the system provides support with active braking maneuvers. In city traffic, Active Brake Assist can also react to stationary obstacles and crossing pedestrians.

Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC is also available for the Metris for the first time. Active Distance Assist can maintain the distance to the vehicle traveling ahead set by the driver and helps to relieve the driver, when driving on the highway or in stop-and-go traffic. The system accelerates the vehicle by itself and brakes with a maximum of half the vehicle's braking power in order to maintain a safe distance.

In addition, the Metris can be individually equipped with Active Parking Assist, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist.

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Digital rearview mirror: The camera mounted on the inside of the rear window conveys a field of vision which is twice as wide as a conventional inside rearview mirror, which is limited due to the window area. A clear safety advantage for the digital inside rearview mirror.

Digital services under the Mercedes PRO connect: The new Metris equipped with a communication Module (LTE) features increased awareness of efficiency, economy, and monitoring of the vehicle fleet for small and medium-size companies. The products from Mercedes PRO connect help increase efficiency, lower operating costs, improve the availability of your vehicles while also facilitating communication between the entire fleet and lessening the driver's workload. For more information, visit www.mercedes.pro.

Interior and exterior enhancements: The new Metris can be identified by the restyled radiator grille, which is coupled with the special equipment items DISTRONIC, Active Brake Assist, or painted bumpers. The Mercedes star is centrally positioned in the radiator grille and surrounded by three black grained louvers; a radiator grille in a chrome design is also available.

The designers have also updated the Metris in the interior. The robust and elegant "Caluma" fabric replaces the previous "Tunja" fabric. The facelift brings new air vents in a sporty turbine look on the left- and right-hand edge of the instrument panel. In conjunction with the optional Chrome Package the central dashboard is now framed by an element in a high-quality piano-lacquer look. With this option the frames of the new air vents are also in chrome.

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