The Dodge Sprinter was launched in America in 2001. Although units sold in America were badged As Mercedes until 2003. For 2003, DaimlerChrysler introduced a Dodge-branded version of the Sprinter to the North American market. It was identical to the original Freightliner Trucks kit except for minor styling details and naming. Using Mercedes Sprinter 3500 engines for sale [actually Mercedes engines], rather than redesign the age old Dodge Ram Van which used the same basic body and layout since the 1970s and discontinued in 2003, DaimlerChrysler chose to replace it with the Sprinter.
The sprinter is most commonly used as a commercial delivery or service vehicle. Although I see that they are being purchased for family use more and more. It is the largest street van on the market now, and adapts well to motor home conversions and the like. This is currently the largest market for Sprinters, other than commercial use.
We usually recommend remanufactured engines for Sprinter owners when they call, based on the majority of them are used for commercial purposes of some sort. A remanufactured motor is not as costly as most people think, and delivers true peace of mind.
Although there is only one generation of Dodge Sprinter available, made from 1995 [2001 in America], two phases of engines have been offered.
Phase I engines-from 1995–2000:
2.3L I4 OM 601 79 hp Diesel
2.9L I5 OM 602 102 hp Turbodiesel
2.9L I5 OM 602 129 hp Turbodiesel
2.3L I4 M 111 143 hp DOHC 16v MPI
Phase 2 engines-from 2001-2006:
2.1L I4 OM 611 82 hp CDI
2.1L I4 OM 611 109 hp CDI
2.1L I4 OM 611 129 hp CDI
2.7L I5 OM 612/ OM 647 156 hp CDI
2.3L I4 M 111 143 hp DOHC 16V MPI
All engines with a prefix of OM or M111 are made by Mercedes Benz. The M111 engine family was an inline 4 cylinder engine produced from 1992 to 2003. The OM engines were 5 cylinder diesel engines produced from 1980 to 2002.
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