Category: Mercedes-Benz

Back-to-School Driving Tips for Keeping Kids Safe

Summer brain drain is a real issue with students, but sometimes it even affects drivers on the road when faced with traffic and busses. Follow these back-to-school driving tips as we shift into August and school swings back into session.

Slow Down & Come to Full Stops

Defensive driving is key during back-to-school season, so make sure to go the speed limit and come to complete stops, especially when you are driving in neighborhoods or a school zone.

Watch For Bikes

Give children on bikes at least three feet of space on the road. They are much less experienced than their adult counterparts and, as a result, are unpredictable. Likewise, if your child rides a bicycle to school, make sure they wear a helmet.

Be Cautious In Reverse

Drivers should always exercise caution when backing up, but when little ones are around, you should take extra care to check all your mirrors, look behind you, and back up slowly.

Don’t Drive Distracted

All it takes is a few seconds of taking your eyes off the road – two seconds, to be exact. Studies show that looking away for just two seconds doubles your chances of an accident. Avoid this by eliminating distractions.

Talk to Teenagers

Have a teen with a driver’s license? Impart these back-to-school driving tips to them and encourage them to drive defensively, too. It will help keep them and others safe on the road. If you need a new ride to put up with the back and forth between school and home, contact the team at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Sees Green Powertrain

2020 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter
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Businesses looking to cut costs in their day-to-day activities will soon find that Mercedes-Benz has a solution. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is an all-electric cargo van scheduled to make its official launch in 2019. While it may be an electric vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter promises to offer incredible capability.


The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is available with two battery options: a 41 kWh battery and a 55 kWh battery. The larger of the two batteries features a 93-mile range on a single charge.

The smaller of the two batteries can be charged in six hours. The 55 kWh battery has an eight-hour charge time. A DC fast charger can charge both batteries to 80 percent in as little as 45 minutes, making it ideal for daily business operations.

The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter features a maximum payload rating of 1,984 lbs. when equipped with the larger battery. The smaller battery, which weighs less, offers a maximum payload rating of 2,293 lbs.


Regardless of battery selection, the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter produces 113 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. The cargo van has a top speed of 50 mph in the city in order to increase the maximum single-charge range. Outside of the city, the cargo van has a maximum speed of 75 mph.


While the 2020 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter isn’t arriving for at least another year, there are plenty of vehicles in stock to fulfill your needs. Feel free to contact us with any questions about our inventory or future cars.

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