Not at all. If you have need for enhanced cooling at idle, it’s worth it- as I suggested, professional livery drivers. But I would call it a special purpose option, like the 4x4 system on the Sprinter.
Is the enhanced condenser something that can be added aftermarket? I would like this feature as I travel with pets and would like the option of cooling the car while at idle. Thanks!Actually, the climate isn’t particularly relavent, since your interest in the package means you will use your AC for more than defrosting.
What the package does is add a high-volume condenser that allows the A/C to function properly when the van is idling for extended periods of time. The standard A/C system is excellent when the van is being driven, it’ll blow ice cubes at you in 105 degree heat.
However if you idle for extended periods of time, say 15 minutes of pure idle, or 35 or so of bumper to bumper, the condenser begins to lose its ability to cool, and the A/C will eventually become pretty weak. This is because air is not being driven over the condenser to cool it. Likewise, the car will not cool down on a hot day until you start driving it- although a few minutes in it will be blowing ice cold.
The enhanced A/C has the ability to to generate cold air when the car is not moving, and thus will cool down in a parking lot, and will stay cool in extended idle situations.
If you do not find yourself sitting still in your car for extended periods on hot days, the enhancement is literally useless to you- remember, remote starts are not compatible with MB vehicles. It really is intended for livery services, who leave the car idling to cool down for customers.
Thanks! I have the rear AC on a 2021 passenger (Getaway) model. I was curious about the enhanced condenser. It's different than having rear air, correct?The rear AC is, I think, standard on the passenger model and unlikely to be an easy install afterwards on Cargo ones; though I have seen cargo models with an aftermarket refrigeration uplift, via a rooftop AC.
Correct. The cargo van comes with a single heat exchanger and a single compressor in the front of the van. The passenger van uses a slightly larger heat exchanger, I think, and two compressors- one in the front and one in the rear. The enhanced A/C package includes the climatronic three-zone system, the two compressors, and two Heat exchangers. The second Heat exchanver is located in such a way that it allows effective operation of the air-conditioning while the vehicle is motionless on a hot day.Thanks! I have the rear AC on a 2021 passenger (Getaway) model. I was curious about the enhanced condenser. It's different than having rear air, correct?
I don’t understand a lot of questions that get asked here, often I have nothing useful to contribute. Some times That Manifests as an obvious joke if I think of one; more often it manifests as my not participating in the thread. If I just have an opinion, I try to make it clear that my opinion is just that- an opinion. I only attempt to provide a factual answer if I am pretty confident I have a factual answer to the exact question asked.No need to roast me.
Yes, I misunderstood the question, was on my phone, perused new posts, did not see a whole thread attached and just hit a quick reply … on what I thought was the question.
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