BREAKING COVER: THE NEXT GENERATION OF Mercedes-Benz Minibus is now taking part in trials on German public roads, benefiting from the new technology of the latest Sprinter range, according to Daimler.

One of the new Sprinter-based test Minibuses was recently spied in Dortmund, Germany - the location of Minibus GmbH.

With one of the test buses recently spied in Dortmund - the location of Minibus GmbH - the new Minibuses are being put through their paces, with the model clocking up its first miles as part of some road trials.

A new Mercedes‑Benz Sprinter always provides the basis for a new generation of star-branded Minibuses, says Daimler.

The bestseller in its class among vans ultimately forms an excellent platform for add-on bodies and equipment, it’s claimed.

The next Sprinter is already available to order, and so Minibus developers are working hard on new models, it’s stated.

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No doubt the Minibuses will also benefit from the new design, the host of cockpit variants, the new safety and assistance systems and the many other advantages of the Sprinter, according to Daimler.

The doors suggest that the depicted minibus comes from the Sprinter City model series for regular service applications.

Clearly, it is a larger variant – perhaps a successor to the previous three-axle Sprinter 77, trainspotters are asking?

MB says we won’t be, "waiting too long for the solution to this puzzle".

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