When driving on conventional roads, the multi-plate clutch is released and therefore the vehicle runs nearly exclusively in rear-wheel drive, lowering consumption. In situations where better grip is required due to the road conditions or when driving off road, the multi-plate clutch closes and the front axle engages and supports the rear axle, improving off-road capabilities.
Depending on the driving situation, the torque is variably distributed between the front and rear axles. As soon as the driving situation requires it, the appropriate engine torque is distributed to the front axle. When this torque is no longer necessary in the front axle, for example, in harsh braking or with ABS intervention, the front axle torque distribution is disconnected and reduced to zero. In the event of imminent understeering or oversteering of a laden vehicle, the engine torque is distributed between the rear end and front axle to stabilise the vehicle again. It is only when these measures fail in stabilising the vehicle that the ESP or 4ETS control systems adapted to the new all-wheel drive intervene. With the new 4×4 all-wheel drive and the adapted control systems, the driving characteristics improve the vehicle´s dynamics in comparison to the previous model.
The Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 is equipped with 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, with the first gear being 22% lower than in the earlier 7G-TRONIC transmission. Therefore, there is no need for a reduction gearbox.From 2 to 4 seats to travel & sleep, perfect for families.
Our Mercedes Sprinter Rhino is a vehicle for long trips with high capacity tanks (fresh, grey and black) and a big energy capacity with a Victron electric system and Lithium batteries. We are not going to bore you with long lists of accessories, the Rhino has all you need to begin to travel. We are open to discuss the equipment with you, we can offer diesel or gas cooker, batteries with higher capacity, marine or waterless WC (dry composting toilet).
Our Victron electric system can be check from our installation and problems, settings and updating can be solve online. We know where the vehicle is thanks to the geolocation.