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2003 Dodge Sprinter rebadged as Mercedes-Benz

2003 Dodge Sprinter in Live Free or Die Hard, Movie, 2007 IMDB

Class: Cars, Van / MPV — Model origin: DE — Made for: USA

2003 Dodge Sprinter rebadged as Mercedes-Benz

Position 01:51:30 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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stronghold EN

2007-07-27 16:45

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Gag Halfrunt UK

2007-07-27 16:59

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I remember seeing a Sprinter with Mercedes badges on the Cinema Vehicle Services (a Los Angeles picture car company) website and, yep, it's the same one:
Link to "www.cinemavehicles.com"

garco NL

2007-07-27 18:44

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Make is Dodge at that page... :think:

Gag Halfrunt UK

2007-07-27 18:56

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But it has a Mercedes badge. Perhaps someone bought a Mercedes grille and badge and stuck them onto a Dodge Sprinter to make it an 'authentic' Benz. Or perhaps it's registered as a Dodge for legal or insurance reasons. (A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a strange foreign beast, not sold on the US market and possibly not street-legal, even though it's the same as a Dodge Sprinter.)

-- Last edit: 2007-07-27 18:57:02

garco NL

2007-07-27 19:00

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What about Freightliner Sprinter?

T÷nz DE

2007-07-27 19:03

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On the cinemavehicles page it seems to have Freightliner headlights, they aren't exactly in line with the grill. On the movie pictures it has the correct headlights of a Dodge or US-version Mercedes.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2007-07-27 19:13

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Cinema Vehicles used to have two Mercedes Sprinters in this yellow and white colour scheme. Perhaps one was a genuine Mercedes and the other was a Freightliner given Mercedes badges to serve as a double.

-- Last edit: 2007-07-27 19:13:31

Gag Halfrunt UK

2007-08-11 01:22

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Apparently one can buy kits to make American Sprinters look like 'real' Mercedes ones.
Quote It is common for North American owners to convert their van to look like Mercedes Vans. Sites such as www.MercedesSprinterConversions.com offer large amount of conversion products.

Link to "en.wikipedia.org"

booster EU

2007-09-08 11:38

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I think we should call it a Dodge Sprinter; even if they changed the badges to Mercedes it's still a Dodge, isn't it?

carchasesfanatic ES

2007-11-07 18:46

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I has to be called Dodge Sprinter if only badges were changed over, changing a grill doesnt make it a new car...

Red Grant US

2007-11-09 21:05

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I don't know why they would make it into a Mercedes though, I mean they're sold as Dodges here, so it would be more authentic if it were a Dodge, especially since it was a government truck in the movie.

-- Last edit: 2007-12-08 00:35:38

garco NL

2007-11-09 21:06

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Why 'rebadged as Mercedes-Benz' in the extra info?

carchasesfanatic ES

2007-11-09 21:13

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because it is rebadged as Mercedes so if a person from the outside comes to visit this page will know why it is listed as Dodge eventhough it has a big Mercedes logo on the front

chris40 UK

2007-11-09 21:14

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Presumably so some wise guy doesn't say 'It's not a Dodge, it's a Mercedes!'

carchasesfanatic ES

2007-11-09 21:17

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exactly :p

chris40 UK

2007-11-09 21:22

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Sorry CCF, I didn't mean to say the same as you: you just beat me to it, and my laptop froze when I tried to edit ... :whistle:

antp BE

2007-11-09 21:25

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e.g. /vehicle_772-GMC-CCKW-353.html :D

garco NL

2007-11-09 21:32

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Ah.

carchasesfanatic ES

2007-11-09 21:32

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chris40 wrote Sorry CCF, I didn't mean to say the same as you: you just beat me to it, and my laptop froze when I tried to edit ... :whistle:


Ah no i didnt say exactly in that way, i mean i agree with you, just that ;)

carchasesfanatic ES

2007-11-09 21:35

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garco wrote Ah.


Or this one which is more recent /vehicle_74601-Opel-Omega.html

audicrazy US

2008-11-24 02:33

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THERES A MERCEDES EMBLEM ON THE FRONT!!!!!!

marioman3138 AU

2008-11-24 06:34

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did you read above it?

Gag Halfrunt UK

2008-11-24 11:30

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marioman3138 wrote did you read above it?

Obviously not. :)

Houndrunner US

2009-08-13 19:37

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According to Dodge Sprinter sales: All Dodge Sprinters are manufactured in Germany. The passenger models are shipped fully assembled, (in most cases with Mercedes Badges), and sold at Dodge Sprinter dealerships. The Cargo versions are also manufactired in Germany, but completely dissambled, shipped to the US and reassembled at a Chrysler plant (with Dodge badges) so the final point of assembly says US. It looks like Mercedes and Dodge are trying to beat the tariffs and taxes, but make no mistake, you are getting a Mercedes either way. The badge swap kit is around $280.

rjluna2 US

2009-08-13 22:42

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So, in other words from Houndrunner it does indicates USA assembled.

jettalover US

2009-09-16 04:10

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Not all Dodge dealers are allowed to sell these Sprinters. The Dodge dealer I work at is not certified to sell or perform warranty work on these vans. Theoretically the dealership I work at could do non-warranty work on these vans.

F355 UK

2016-04-23 20:35

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mercedes sold sprinters as well in the usa

F355 UK

2016-04-23 20:36

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if it were a dodge we would know by now. look at it it has mercedes rims for crying out loud. /res/smileys/no.gif

Gamer DE

2016-04-23 20:41

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The Dodge had those as well: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Dodge-Sprinter.jpg

night cub US

2016-04-23 21:20

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F355 wrote mercedes sold sprinters as well in the usa

In the US, the first generation was only available as a Freightliner or Dodge. The Mercedes version was available in Canada and Mexico. The US didn't get Mercedes-badged Sprinters until the second generation in 2010, after the corporate split with Chrysler.

F355 UK

2016-07-02 20:06

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actually they did.

F355 UK

2018-01-15 07:53

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Does this one have the Mercedes appearance package?

Gag Halfrunt UK

2018-01-15 12:05

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Yes.
Gag Halfrunt wrote Apparently one can buy kits to make American Sprinters look like 'real' Mercedes ones.

Link to "en.wikipedia.org"

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