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Mercedes-Benz Sprinters can be retro-fitted

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinters from 2012 can be retro-fitted with Crosswind Assist


Crosswind Assist is one of five new safety systems that last year saw the new Sprinter advance into a completely new dimension of safety technology in the van segment. Its sensors detect forces acting on the vehicle from buffeting crosswinds – be it on a bridge or when overtaking a truck. Through a brake actuation via ESP at the wheels of the vehicle side facing the wind, a yaw motion develops and counteracts the crosswind interference. The track offset is thus significantly reduced. The Crosswind Assist is activated from a speed of 80 km/h.

Since 2013 Mercedes-Benz has been the only manufacturer to offer Crosswind Assist as standard on a vehicle in the Large Van category. However, if you have a Sprinter from 2012 onwards that didn’t come with one, then you can have it retro-fitted at a surprisingly low price. The most important prerequisite is that the vehicle must be fitted with the current version of Adaptive ESP, available since January 2012. The mid-2013 model change saw Crosswind Assist become part of the standard specification of all the most common Sprinter variants.

Mercedes-Benz dealerships will provide customers in their area with information about the specific options for and procedures involved in arranging professional retrofitting. In all cases retrofitting is an inexpensive solution that, in Germany for example, costs less than €200 euros, including installation. Contact your local dealer for more details.

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