The first wheelchair accessible conversion in the UK on a new generation Mercedes Sprinter is here! 

Stanford Coachworks’ flat floor system conversion is now on the road and available for demonstrations. 

SCW’s New Generation Mercedes Flat Floor Sprinter

At Stanford Coachworks we have designed an innovative flat floor system which eliminates any wheel arch intrusions allowing more space for passenger seats in the rear saloon. Our flat floor system is available on either the long or extra-long wheelbase new generation Mercedes Sprinter. 

The SCW flat floor system which elimintates any wheel arch intrusions

The demonstrator is based on a long wheelbase new generation Mercedes Sprinter and features their brand new 7G fully automatic gear box. All rear bonded windows have been tinted for passenger privacy. The minibus can facilitate up to 16 passengers, 14 in the rear and 2 in the front cab, or 5 wheelchairs. 

Access to the minibus is via the factory fitted side load door. At the entrance we have included our new style SCW fold out step for assisted entry and exit. The Abro tube handrails and all grab rails are in high visibility yellow.

Our new design fold our side step

The front cab area features a whole new dashboard design and the driver’s seat and passenger seats have all had their centre panels re-upholstered to match the rear saloon. SCW style switches to control the lights, tail lift and reversing alarm have been fitted above the drivers cab with a tachograph and 100kph speed limiter. 

Left – The new front cab has been re-upholstered to match the rear saloon     Right – SCW style switches

For safety, Stanford Coachworks have included a nearside and rear door open warning buzzer. When the engine is started the buzzer will sound if any doors have been left open. This ensures that the minibus is not driven without its doors secured. 

In the rear saloon sat on top of our M2 tested flat floor, we have fitted 14 Phoenix Blenheim passenger seats with NMI removable fixings. All seats and headrests are upholstered in our brand new moquette. The seats also feature wipe clean bases with incontinence curve. Cant rail tracking has also been installed allowing for high-level wheelchair passenger belt anchorage. This tracking has been covered with matching patterned moquette.

The rear saloon of the New Generation flat floor Sprinter features NMI removable fixings and steel heating trumpets

Each side has been lined up to the lower window line in ‘Anthracite’ soft feel trim. From the window area upwards we have lined the minibus in ‘Smoke’ soft feel trim. The floor is also lined with ebony wood lino to compliment the interior colour scheme. To keep passengers warm in the winter we have included a heater in the rear saloon.

For wheelchair occupants, a PLS underfloor split platform lift has been installed. The minibus even features a wheelchair clamp storage box to hold important wheelchair restraints. 

PLS underfloor split platform tail lift for wheelchair access in the rear

At Stanford Coachworks our number one priority is safety therefore this minibus has been built to IVA / National Small Series Type Approval regulations and a certificate will be supplied. 

For enquiries or to request a demonstration with the new vehicle please contact our sales team on 01375 676088 or alternatively fill out our online enquiry form.  

Not based in our area? We have two regional salesmen covering the South and North of England who would also be happy to help!

Southern Contact – Paul Dedman 07584 290952

Northern Contact – John Jennings 07557 510977

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