Stop start technology has appeared on Mercedes‘ Sprinter van for the first time.

The system, dubbed Eco-start, was given its debut on the vehicle at the CV Show.

Fuel consumption is claimed to show an improvement of at least 6% with the equipment, which is available on all 4-cylinder manual Sprinters.

On sale now at £545 more than the standard model, most of the additional cost goes toward the required special battery and alternator.