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Hello everyone my name is Brad and I have a few questions for you experts here and just maybe someone can help me out. Sorry for all the questions in one post.:wink:

I have been interested in a new Metris but when I was looking into ordering one at the dealer the issue I ran into was I would like a cargo van but painted bumpers like the passenger van and I also want sliding doors on both sides with barn doors with windows on the back of the van.
The issue I ran into is they told me I cant have windows in the 2 sliding doors??

Basically I want the look of a passenger van with out the 2 windows in the very back side of the van and I dont want all the extra seats with the added padding in the walls and roof...

Also anyone know if they are going to offer the Metris as a 4 wheel drive?

Final question in the Metris brochure they show a really nice looking shelving system where can this be sold at?
My dealer in my area cant answer any of these questions.:frown:
 

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Windows in the side are not intended to be offered, and the windows on the barn doors are late availability. I'd go for the tailgate unless you frequently back into loading docks. A friend of mine who works in Atlanta told me that a Crew Van fitting your description is a possibility for '17 or '18.

4 wheel drive is offered in Europe but it's like the system in the Sprinter 4X4- a big burley system with low range and locking differentials, far more capable than what is offered in their passenger cars (Gelendewagen excepted). It's heavy and expensive ($5-6k probably). They are seeing how it does on the Sprinter before they bring it to the Metris.

It would likely be part of the (likely) 2.1 turbo diesel that was intended for launch next year, so they wouldn't have to adapt the system for the M270 just for our market.
 

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Hi, go check out this company : Ranger Design, it's a USA and Canada based factory, and they ship in 24 hours on most popular package. This is the link to the website : http://rangerdesign.com/
Good thing they have a Canadian based factory since that makes shipping much better for canucks, most factories tend to be in the U.S.

But what's been helping is companies like Amazon that make the process just as cheap for Canadians as it is for Americans.
 

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Anyone have any experiences or recommendations regarding a trailer hitch (the kind that you can attach a bike rack to) on the Mercedes Metris? Thanks.
 

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I strongly recommend getting it from the factory. It's only $300 odd. It is rated for the full tow capability of the vehicle. It is installed by the factory (best possible scenario) and it will then include the full wiring connector and the Trailer Stability Assist program for ESP.

Granting you won't need all that for mounting a bike rack. But the difference in price verses getting it aftermarket is likely diminimus. And if you ever do want to hitch a trailer in the future (moving or a lot of bikes or a camper or whatever else) you have the full thing. And it will be a plus point when you come to sell it. Plus the zoom function for the backup camera if you get it.
 

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I strongly recommend getting it from the factory. It's only $300 odd. It is rated for the full tow capability of the vehicle. It is installed by the factory (best possible scenario) and it will then include the full wiring connector and the Trailer Stability Assist program for ESP.

Granting you won't need all that for mounting a bike rack. But the difference in price verses getting it aftermarket is likely diminimus. And if you ever do want to hitch a trailer in the future (moving or a lot of bikes or a camper or whatever else) you have the full thing. And it will be a plus point when you come to sell it. Plus the zoom function for the backup camera if you get it.
Great response. I have yet to see anything from aftermarket companies. But if universal hitches are around, that may be another option but you really can't go wrong with OEM especially when it's already available.
 
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