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Rygor Says “Be Safe Be Seen” to Local Schools

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

The team from Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer group, Rygor, took time away from their dealerships last month to visit local schools to discuss truck and road safety. Chris Moore, Rygor’s truck training manager delivered an engaging presentation to children at…

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Team Rygor – Commercial Motor Award Finalists

Tuesday 31st July 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Rygor team has been confirmed as finalists in four categories in this year’s Commercial Motor awards. Our team has been recognised in the Sales Team of the Year and Franchised Dealer of the…

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Sprinter: setting safety standards

Mercedes-Benz always lead the field when it comes to van safety. They were the first manufacturer to feature driver airbags in vans as standard in 2000. Crosswind Assist followed in 2013, and recently were the first manufacturer in the world to equip all new vans with Rescue Assist QR codes, giving vital information to emergency services in case of a collision. Mercedes-Benz never stand still when it comes to van safety – Mercedes-Benz vans are comprehensively equipped with passive, active, fatigue and load safety features.

Contact our experienced sales team for more information on the innovative Sprinter. Find your closest branch here, or call 0844 2489 631

In the Sprinter you can expect to find the following innovative van safety features*

Collision Prevention Assist

Collision Prevention Assist acts like an extra pair of eyes on the road. It actively warns the driver if the distance to the vehicle ahead is insufficient, and provides emergency braking support.

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Cornering/active light function

The bi-xenon headlamps incorporate an add-light and cornering light function. This light automatically comes on in tight bends enlarging the section of the bend that’s illuminated, improving visibility and safety during the night.

ESP

ADAPTIVE ESP®

Intelligent management of the brakes and engine enables ADAPTIVE ESP® to increase the vehicle’s handling stability, in particular when cornering at speed or taking abrupt evasive action, preventing the vehicle from skidding, toppling over or the back end sliding out.

Start off assist

Start off assist

After the brake pedal is released, start off assist maintains the applied brake pressure for approx. 2 seconds on uphill slopes preventing the vehicle from rolling back for a brief period and making uphill starts easier.

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ABS

In 1970 Mercedes-Benz introduced the first electronically controlled ABS in the world – a revolution in driving and road safety. Using targeted electronic brake actuation the system prevents permanent blocking of the wheels, maintaining steering stability even during a full brake application.

Acceleration Skid Control

Acceleration Skid Control

On surfaces which are slippery or have different levels of grip, ASR (acceleration skid control) makes starting off and accelerating easier by automatically improving traction and thus enhanced safety.

Blind Spot Assist

Prevent accidents and keep oither road users safe by detecting vehicles in the blind spot. The system uses four close-range radar sensors to monitor the minibus’ “blind spot” in the areas directly alongside and up to 3 m behind.

Brake system

Brake system

The Sprinter is not only equipped with some of the most innovative brake systems as standard, but the disc brakes on all wheels include an electric brake wear indicator which shows the current condition of the brake pads.

Passenger cell

Passenger cell

If the worst comes to the worst, it’s reassuring to know that the Sprinter uses advanced deformation structures at the front of the vehicle to help absorb impact. These are combined with a high-strength steel safety cage, designed to provide optimum levels of protection when you need it most.

High Beam Assist

High Beam Assist

The Highbeam Assist function automatically controls the main beam for optimum vision in accordance with the surroundings and traffic situation.

Lane Keeping Assist

The Lane Keeping Assist function warns the driver by means of visual and acoustic signals if the vehicle unintentionally drifts out of the lane of travel. Intended lane changes are recognised by the system as such, in which case no warning is emitted.

Rain sensor

Rain sensor

Alongside the Headlamp assist in the windscreen, the rain sensor also detects precipitation on the windscreen, activating the wipers, and even adjusts the wiping speed to the intensity of the rain.

Reversing camera

Reversing camera

The reversing camera is a visual parking aid and enhances safety when reversing or manoeuvring. Paired with a 17.8cm screen, it improves the vehicle’s rearward visibility.

Crosswind Assist

Crosswind Assist enhances your feeling of safety in gusty situations. The system applies the brakes automaticly in order to help the vehicle stay in lane.

Wide angle mirror

Wide angle mirror

Keep a watchful eye on pedestrians and cyclists with the standard-fit wide-angle mirror.

Trailer Stability Assist

Trailer Stability Assist

The ESP® Trailer Stability Assist increases active safety when pulling a trailer. The system intervenes in a targeted manner if the trailer begins swinging back and forth, bringing the trailer back under control.

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Adaptive Brake Lights

Adaptive Brake Lights ensure that vehicles behind you are fully aware if you are emergency braking. All three brake lamps will start flashing in the event of a critical braking manoeuvre, or the activation of ADAPTIVE ESP or ABS.

*Depending on the perm. GVW and vehicle length, some of the assistance systems are available as optional equipment. Speak to our experienced sales team for more information.