The new Mercedes V-Class is even more attractive
by Helen Jackson |
posted 06 February 2019
Four years ago, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class set benchmarks in the MPV segment with its design, its high-quality feel, its comfort and its safety and assistance systems and has since enjoyed a successful international career.
The facelift builds upon these core values and thus improves the attractiveness of the biggest member of the Stuttgart-based brand's range of passenger vehicles. The compact Marco Polo and Marco Polo HORIZON campers and leisure vans also benefit from the full scope of the innovations implemented on the V-Class. What's more, Mercedes-Benz Vans is taking the next step in this segment and will soon be offering a fully-electric MPV.
Design and Comfort
There is a new presence and an impression of breadth to the V-Class, thanks to newly designed bumper with striking cooling air intake and diamond structure of the radiator grille. The AMG Line features a new diamond radiator grille with chrome pins which both make for a still more sporty appearance.
There are two new paint colours as well as four new light-alloy wheel designs that will also be available and a new-look interior thanks to newly designed air vents in a sporty turbine look and the new "tartufo" leather colour.
Driving Dynamics and Efficiency
The four-cylinder OM 654 diesel with reduced emission and consumption values and further improved noise and vibration characteristics is being used for the first time in the V-Class. The new top engine in the V 300 d with 176 kW (239 hp) and 500 Nm torque delivers the best values in the MPV segment (combined fuel consumption 6.3-5.9 l/100 km – 44.9mpg-47.9mpg, combined CO2 emissions 165-154 g/km).
In the acceleration phase, the V 300 d can briefly deliver an additional 30 Nm of torque ("overtorque") and for the first time in the V-Class, the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission will be available to increase shifting comfort and fuel efficiency
Safety and Assistance Systems
The multifaceted range of safety and assistance systems will become more comprehensive with the facelift. Available for the first time, the Active Brake Assist can, depending on the situation, reduce the severity of a collision with a vehicle in front, stationary obstacles and pedestrians crossing the vehicle's path (in urban traffic) or it can even prevent them from occurring altogether. And, the new Highbeam Assist Plus makes it possible to drive with the main-beam headlamps permanently active and only switches to dipped-beam mode when required.
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