We recently brought you the Top 5 Trucks from the 2016 Chicago Auto Show (watch that video here). If we were to include a sixth, it might be this Merecedes-Benz Sprinter Extreme Concept. M-B got together with RENNtech to create this real-life Tonka truck to bring you back to your boyhood fantasies. Based on the Sprinter 3500 Cab Chassis, this custom concept vehicle adds a roof rack, six forward-facing lights with additional side-facing lights, a custom brush guard with even more lights, and a winch. But what really makes us want to get behind the wheel of this Sprinter and do some serious haulin’ is the suspension lift that’s been paired with off-road tires and beadlock wheels. Bernie Glaser, Vice President of M-B Vans in the U.S., said:
“The Sprinter Cab Chassis is the most capable heavy-duty vehicle in its segment. The Sprinter Extreme concept has super-strength, unlimited hard-working capability and an aggressive design. Unlike most concepts, the foundation for the Sprinter Extreme can be ordered at a Mercedes or Freightliner dealership today with the help of our MasterUpfitter program.”
In standard form, the Sprinter 3500 Cab Chassis can haul up 6,400 pounds and can tow up to 7,500 pounds. It comes with a 4-cylinder diesel mated to a 7-speed “7G-TRONIC” transmission and is the platform for buses, RVs, and ambulances. When fitted with a Scattolini ScattoMaax “Tipper Bed”, the Sprinter Extreme Concept becomes the ultimate hauler. This makes us wonder, maybe we could get our hands on one for a one-off Ike Gauntlet hauling test? That’s not likely to happen, but we did manage to get video of the Sprinter Extreme Concept at the auto show, check it out in the second half of the video below.