At Roadshow, we have a lot of video equipment to haul around on shoots. For a year, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris van got the job done.

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Yup, Mercedes-Benz makes a van.

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The Metris is powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine, with 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A smooth, seven-speed automatic transmission manages that power.

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With 183 cubic feet of space, we could load all our gear and then some. 

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With its upright, flat body panels, the Metris allowed us to mount cameras to its sides and back for some sweet car-to-car shots.

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The only thing we didn't really like about the Metris was the infotainment system. It's very rudimentary.

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We also wished for adaptive cruise control to help take some stress out of Bay Area traffic.

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Fortunately the Metris has blind-spot monitoring and a rear-view camera since there are no rear windows.

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The Metris is still small enough to handle the narrow streets near Roadshow HQ with ease.

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