Introducing the Mercedes-Benz Luxe Sprinter: Setting the Standard for Tourism Excellence

This Tourism Month, Mercedes-Benz Vans and a Mercedes-Benz approved Converter (VanPartner) unveiled the Luxe Sprinter conversion.

Focusing on luxury travel, the Luxe Sprinter is complete with an array of premium finishes to elevate passenger comfort and experience, whilst maintaining the rigorous safety requirements, reliability and efficiency that the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is so well known for.

Designed for the tourism industry, the Luxe Sprinter conversion focuses on comfort, spaciousness and luxury touchpoints, to exceed the tastes of even the most discerning passengers. It is the ultimate choice for shuttle companies committed to delivering nothing short of excellence in service and vehicle capabilities.

“Our aim is to offer the world’s most desirable vans and services,” said Marinus Venter, the Head of Product & Marketing Mercedes-Benz Vans SA. “As part of this aim, Mercedes-Benz Vans has recognised the need for a solution that caters to high-end clientele within the tourism industry. The Luxe Sprinter conversion done in conjunction with one of our VanPartners is the embodiment of this solution, providing opulence, exceptional performance and safety on the road. The Sprinter meets the demands of commercial clients who are aiming to reduce their overall cost of ownership, all while preserving an air of refined luxury and offering extensive customisation options.”

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is available with an automatic transmission, with fully integrated electro-hydraulic gearbox control. This allows for lower fuel consumption, reduced emissions and shifting ease, a combination that directly impacts total cost of ownership. Furthermore, the Sprinter is available with a choice of three diesel engines with various power outputs, each merging performance and economic advantages for improved efficiency. Combined with lightweight engine designs, low heat losses and favourable running conditions, the Sprinter stands as a testament of proven economy and reliability. Finally, the Sprinter’s reliability is shown in its 2-year unlimited mileage warranty, making it the ideal business partner for leaders in the tourism industry.

As a conversion in collaboration with approved VanPartners, one of the key attractions of the Luxe Sprinter is that it is fully customisable. When it comes to vehicle finishes and the incorporation of luxurious details, the possibilities are limitless. A client could either choose to fit the vehicle with more modest elements – with a conversion price starting from R250,000 excluding VAT - or they can go all out with the specifications they wish to include in their unique Luxe Sprinter conversion. The unit pictured and the specifications highlighted below are from a Luxe Sprinter conversion by a longstanding VanPartner, CT Convert.

Luxury elements included in the featured conversion include:

  • 14 luxurious reclining seats, mounted for better leg room and height, and tested according to European safety standards.
  • Eco-leather seat covers.
  • Locally sourced, environmentally friendly side panels.
  • Noise and heat insulation to allow for a more comfortable driving experience.
  • Bonded windows for enhanced viewing comfort.
  • Air-conditioning system that has been specifically developed for the local environment.
  • Parcel shelves with individual reading lights, USBs and air vents for each passenger.
  • Public Address (PA) system for seamless communication from the cockpit to the passenger compartment.
  • Fridge with a volume of 40 litres.
  • Entertainment system mounted for optimal passenger experience.

Adding to the customisability of the interior, the Luxe Sprinter conversion can also be completed on any Sprinter base vehicle. Depending on the specific requirements of the client, Sprinters are available in three vehicle lengths: standard, long and extra-long; and two roof heights: standard and high. For more information on Sprinters and approved Mercedes-Benz VanPartners, visit