Sprinter to feature 4x4 system

Sportsmobile West, North America’s leading tier 2 manufacturer for Ford Econoline and Dodge Sprinter aftermarket development, will be showcasing its all-new four-wheel drive system for the Dodge Sprinter Chassis at the 2007 Inland Empire Auto Show.

This “go anywhere” Sportsmobile Sprinter will also feature a fully customized interior for the true off-road camping enthusiast. The Sportsmobile Sprinter will be available for the public to see from Thursday, April 26th through Sunday, April 29th at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario , California .

“We are definitely excited to begin installing this new 4x4 system on the Dodge Sprinter chassis. Our customers have been asking for this option and we can now deliver the very best four-wheel drive system available for Sprinter vans,” said Alan Feld, president, Sportsmobile. “Our growth in the Sprinter market took off in 2006 and we are confident that with this new four-wheel drive system, the Sprinters we offer will continue to be popular among our customers moving forward.”

Sportsmobile West has developed a strategic alliance with Oberaigner Gmbh Fahrzeungtechnik, an Austrian four wheel drive component developer and manufacturer of the four-wheel drive systems installed by Daimler-Chrysler in the Mercedes Sprinter chassis built in the Düsseldorf, Germany factory. Sportsmobile West will be the exclusive supplier, service, installation, and Warranty Company in the United States for the Oberaigner system. Oberaigner and Sportsmobile are very excited about this partnership and supporting the US market with this highly-designed and manufactured system.

The four-wheel drive system will allow for better traction in foul weather situations and off highway uses. The system includes a new transfer case for shifting power to the front wheels in addition to the stock rear wheel drive system, a completely engineered and designed front axle assembly and steering system, new drive shafts and a rear axle kit. System options will include an all wheel drive permanent system and a four wheel drive two speed system.

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