The V-Class sets new benchmarks in its segment with its design and host of innovations. The new V-Class combines room for up to eight people and exemplary functionality with high-class appeal, comfort, efficient driving enjoyment and safety. This makes the Mercedes-Benz stand out among other MPVs; the perfect vehicle for everyone who appreciates boundless space but does not want to sacrifice style and comfort.
Whether travelling with the whole family, heading out for a mountain bike holiday with friends or driving prominent guests to a red carpet event – the new V-Class provides optimum flexibility when it comes to use of the luxurious interior.
With the three equipment lines: V-Class Standard, V-Class BlueTEC and V-Class BlueTEC AVANTGARDE, an Exterior Sports package and an Interior Design package available for each line, and a host of optional extras, the new MPV can be individualised to suit any taste or requirement. As a result it meets a wide variety of customer needs and is just as attractive for families as it is for people who need a variable and spacious interior for their leisure and sports activities. In addition, it is ideally suited to use as a luxurious VIP transfer or hotel shuttle.
“With the V-Class, under the Mercedes-Benz Vans stable, we offer a MPV with versatility, comfort and style, all in one eye-catching package. The variable interior and unmatched driving experience ensure that its advanced levels of safety and efficiency are enjoyed by our customers,” says Nicolette Lambrechts, vice-president: Mercedes-Benz Vans.
Ground-breaking features in this category of vehicles also include the AGILITY CONTROL suspension with selective adjustment of the damping system to the road conditions and the latest generation of ADAPTIVE ESP®, featuring many assistance functions for optimum driving safety.
The V-Class comes to the starting line with a state-of-the-art 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with two-stage turbocharging, which has already proven highly successful and which has now been further enhanced specifically for the MPV. It is available in three power output levels: The V 200 CDI develops 100 kW of power and a maximum torque of 330 Nm. The V 220 CDI generates 120 kW of power and 380 Nm. This is an increase of 20Nm in each case over the predecessor – but with fuel consumption down by around two litres. With fuel consumption of just 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 149 grams per kilometre, the V 220 CDI occupies a leading position in its segment.
With a power output of 140 kW and powerful peak torque of 440 Nm, the top-of-the-line V 250 BlueTEC engine is as powerful and agile as the previous 3-litre V6 turbodiesel engine. In the acceleration phases, an additional 10 kW and 40 Nm are available (“over-torque”). As a result, the flagship model develops 150 kW and maximum torque of a full 480 Nm. The V 250 BlueTEC accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in an impressive 9.1 seconds. At the same time, the top model provides an extremely smooth ride and interior noise has been reduced significantly – among other things – by means of comprehensive insulation.
The most impressive aspect of the Merecedes-Benz V-Class is the level of flexibility and user friendliness. The vehicle offers so much in the form of space and design that it’s capable of morphing from a comfortable long distance holiday family car to a classy airport transfer limo (or rather Vanosine) where you have the luxury of doing business. Whatever the need, the new V-Cass has the confiiguration to suit any occassion.