Tuesday 29th January 2013
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Have you ever owned a Mercedes 311 CDI? Did you have to buy any replacement parts for the vehicle? If so, then we would like to hear about your experience and how the parts performed when fitted. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Mercedes 311 CDI Overview

The Mercedes 311 CDI is classed as a light commercial vehicle which is produced by the German automobile manufacturing company Mercedes-Benz. This vehicle has been in production since 1995 and is part of the Mercedes Sprinter range. This same vehicle is also marketed as the Volkswagen Crafter, Volkswagen LT worldwide and the Dodge Sprinter in the USA. These vans are one of the best on the road, are very stylish and well built vehicles. They are very capable but are very expensive to buy and maintain. They handle really well and they hold their re-sale value well. If you can afford this vehicle they are well worth it. Does this sound like your experience of the 311 CDI?

Mercedes 311 CDI History

The first generation (1995-2006) was designed as a replacement for the Mercedes TN van and the Mercedes Sprinter won International Van of the year in its first year. This version is built on the T1N platform and was available in many different forms in both SWB and LWB versions. It was not released in the USA until 2001 where it was a very popular van. The second generation (2006-present) is built on the same VJX platform as the Ford Transit and is known for being extremely reliable and very robust. In the UK this version is used as for Ambulances by the NHS, and is used for many other things in different countries. This is the current version on the market.

Model Types

Sprinter Panel Van Sprinter Traveliner Sprinter Chassis Cab Sprinter Dropside

Fuel Economy

The Mercedes 311 CDI is available in a 2.1L diesel engine which offers up to 37mpg which is pretty good for a van of this size. How does the engine on your 311 CDI perform in terms of fuel economy? Remember to consider the age, engine size and fuel type when considering fuel economy.


The first generation Mercedes 311 CDI was available in 5-speed manual and automatic gearboxes and the second generation 6-speed manual and automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? You can have a look at the Mercedes gearbox section of our website to find the 311 CDI gearbox parts you need for your van.


If you are looking for Mercedes 311 CDI parts then we aim to help you find them at incredibly low prices. You can search through our comprehensive network of UK Breakers who have parts for all makes and models. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the 311 CDI parts page to locate those needed parts.