Irelands Van Hero 2019

In a nationwide competition Mercedes-Benz is looking for that ‘one-in-a-million’ van driver acclaimed by those who nominate him or her for the award.

Win a new Mercedes-Benz Vito or Sprinter for 1 year.

Mercedes-Benz is rewarding the hard work and dedication of Irish van drivers with the Mercedes-Benz Van Hero 2019 competition. Embracing all van drivers regardless of their vehicle ownership, trade, type, size or use, the search is on to find a ‘one-in-a-million’ driver who deserves the recognition. 

Which van is right for Ireland's Van Hero 2019?

  1. Sprinter Highlights
  2. Vito Highlights
Sprinter Specification
Model made available to winner will be a Sprinter 311.39. Some of the specification highlights include; 
  • Multifunction steering wheel    
  • High roof            
  • Full-length partition       
  • Smartphone cradle        
  • USB socket, 5 V                
  • MBUX multimedia system with 7-inch touch screen        
  • Exterior mirror heated and electr. adjustable                     
  • Reversing camera           
  • 6-speed manual transmission    
  • Crosswind Assist             
  • OM 651 DE 22 LA engine 84 kW (114 hp) at 3800 rpm       
  • Co-driver's seat double seat      
  • Airbag, front driver's seat            
  • Comfort driver's seat     

Is this the right van for your van hero nominee? 

Vito Specification
Model made available to winner will be a Vito Classic 109KAL. Some of the specification highlights include; 
  • Multifunction steering wheel    
  • Air-conditioning
  • Twin rear doors
  • Height and rake adjustable steering wheel         
  • Full-length partition       
  • Sliding door left and right
  • 2-way loudspeakers, front          
  • Audio 10 Bluetooth radio             
  • Fog lamps Halogen         
  • Engine OM 622 DE 16 LA 65 kW (88 hp) 3800 rpm              
  • Tyre pressure monitoring front/rear, wireless   
  • Co-driver's seat double seat      
  • Comfort driver's seat     

Is this the right van for your van hero nominee? 

How to enter. 

The competition invites members of the public to nominate who they think is a Van Hero and in no more than 300 words explain their reasoning for their candidate to take home the ultimate award. Nominations can be made by emailing Remember to include which van would best suit your nominee in their daily work. 

Terms and Conditions.

  • Mercedes-Benz withholds the right to cancel this competition at any time without prior notice.
  • The prize on offer for the overall winner is either a Mercedes-Benz Vito or Sprinter van on a one year loan. The vehicle must be fully comprehensively insured under the winners own insurance policy.
  • The competition is open to Irish residents over the age of 18 years of age. Relatives of Mercedes-Benz employees are exempt.
  • Entries close on Friday 31st of May 2019 at 17:00. Late entries received after this time will not be accepted.
  • There is one mechanism for entry: Nomination via a member of the public. Nominee must also be made aware of the fact that they have been nominated. 
  • The winner of the competition will be selected and notified by the 25th of June 2019
  • The winner will be selected and chosen as the entry most worthy of recognition in the views of the judges. The selection process is entirely subjective and the judges decision on the winner is final. Correspondence regarding individual entries will not be entered into whatsoever.
  • The prize cannot be transferred into the name of a third party and no cash alternative is offered.
  • By submitting an entry you declare that all information contained is true and accurate. Any false information will result in disqualification from the competition.
  • Mercedes-Benz and promoters reserve the right to use images, video and written content from the all entrants including the winner of the award for use in promotional materials regarding the van hero competition. 
  • The 2 vehicles which the winner can choose from are a Vito Classic 109KAL panel van or a Sprinter 311.39 panel van.
  • By entering this competition you are deemed to have read and accepted these terms and conditions of entry.