The second generation Sprinter was introduced in Europe in 2006.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter was voted Van of the Year 2007 by Professional Van and Light Truck Magazine
There is an electric hybrid .
The model designations for the first generation Sprinter are W901, W902, W903, W904 and W905, depending on the gross weight rating.
For 2003, DaimlerChrysler introduced a Dodge-branded version of the Sprinter to the North American market. Rather than redesign the aging Dodge Ram Van which has used the same basic body and layout since the 1970s, the Sprinter offers a more fuel efficient alternative, available with a factory-built tall roof. It is identical to the Freightliner Trucks version save for the badging. While the Sprinter is offered to individuals, it is primarily a business model. The Sprinter's main US competitors include the Ford E-Series and the Chevrolet Express.
In Europe and elsewhere, the main competitors are the Ford Transit and the Fiat Ducato. Overall around 1.3 million Sprinters have rolled off the assembly lines. The Dodge Sprinter sold 19,578 units in the United States in 2005, while Freightliner sold approximately 2,500 units, giving it just 3.5% of the full-size van market.