The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. The Sprinter was unveiled in 1995 as a substitute for the ageing TN, and Polish coachbuilder Kegger has chosen to give the Sprinter a belated birthday present in the form of a limited edition tow truck.
What you see in the gallery below is not an official Mercedes-AMG car, but rather a limited edition model designed by Kegger to mark the company’s 25th anniversary. According to logic, only 25 examples of the special truck can be made.
The Sprinter Petronas Edition, with F1-inspired livery, is based on the Sprinter’s most powerful version available in Europe. The 319 CDI is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine producing 190 horsepower (142 kilowatts) and 324 pound-feet (440 Newton-meters) of torque, which is routed to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. This is one of the first tow trucks fitted with air suspension you’ll ever see.
It has some visual changes, including a brand new front bumper with wider air intakes and a redesigned lip spoiler. The visual upgrades are completed by a blackened radiator grille and black 18-inch alloy wheels with a small contrasting light blue stripe.
When you step into the cabin, you’ll find an unusually spacious environment for a tow truck. On the dashboard, seats, and door frames, there is a lot of Alcantara leather with green stitching. Additional acoustic insulation, along with an improved audio system, can result in a pleasant working environment.
Of course, as a tow truck, the Sprinter Petronas Edition has a flatbed in the rear, which is accessible through two retractable ramps. There are also a few large tool and freight boxes built into the bed’s construction.
Kegger is asking €125,000 for the modified tow truck, which equates to around $147,300 at current exchange rates.