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Mercedes Benz Four Wheel Drive Vans

MB 4 x4 V@n

You surely will be interested in a brand-new 4x4 Van, which is probably not listed in the Australian MB brochures. You may have seen pictures of it, from the IOR Off-Road show in Munich, that took place last week-end [4/'1997]. It is a little bigger than the syncro and offered with 2800 or 3500kg (total weight). The 4x4 conversion is done by IGLHAUT GmbH, a certified Mercedes shop at Marktbreit near Würzburg, with a very good reputation for their 4x4 vehicles, in Europe.

MB 210D 4 WD Van

The ancestors of the current Iglhaut Sprinter-Allrad were based on the Mercedes Benz 210D (left). Most of the parts used for the conversion are original Mercedes Benz (light-truck and G-series), some are self designed and manufactured, few originate from external suppliers - like the central-diff / reduction gear, which is of Japanese production and used in several other well-known, superior 4x4 vehicles.

Factory engine is a 5-cyl. 2,9L TDI from the Mercedes E 290 TD with 122HP at 3800rpm and 290Nm at 2000rpm. A 2,3 gasoline with 143hp 240Nm is also available. A version based on the similar Volkswagen LT is being prepared. 4WD is offered in three versions: selectable, permanent, permanent + visco-drive. Front suspension is independent to raise comfort, the rear one is a standard MB Transporter axle. Ground clearance is >26cm (depending on the tires of course), wading possible up to ca. 70cm.

You can choose between all sorts of tires & rim combinations from 225/75 R 15 (factory) up to 285/75 R 16 Mud Terrain.

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Iglha ut 4x4
Van by Mercedes Benz, 4WD by Iglhaut, Camper by Westfalia

We could imagine this car very nicely as an outback-camper. Maybe one day, some of these interesting and useful vehicles will come to Australia as well.

Herzliche Grüße nach Australien

- Tom Niksch [4/'97]

Go to the Sprinter 4X4, Mercedes Benz (main) and 4WD camper pages

Pictures from Iglhaut brochure.

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