Dynamic appearanceAccording to Mercedes, the V-Class “combines room for up to eight people and exemplary functionality with the high-class appeal, comfort, efficient driving pleasure and safety that distinguish the automobiles bearing the three-pointed star.”
The front boasts a prominent grille that is flanked by LED-infused headlights. The sculptured V-shaped bonnet merges elegantly into the chrome frame of the radiator grille, while the lower air intakes and the radiator grille feature narrow louvres.
The interior continues with the high-class appeal with premium leather upholstery, wood trim, individual rear seats and rear centre consoles.
The MPV is also equipped with Crosswind Assist and ATTENTION ASSIST as standard. Also available as options are a 360-degree camera, active parking assistance systems, and the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission.
Another new feature is the latest-generation multimedia system, which comes with a touchpad for operating all of the telematics functions in the vehicle.
Cutting-edge turbodiesel engine in three output ratingsEngine line-up will include the entry-level 200 CDI has a 2.1-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 100 kW and 330 Nm of torque. There will also be a 220 CDI engine with 120 kW and 380 Nm of torque, as well as the 250 BlueTec which produces 140 kW and 440 Nm of torque.
At market launch in late May 2014, the new V-Class will be available as a long-wheelbase model with a length of 5140mm, a wheelbase of 3200mm and lengthened overhang.
It will be available to order from 6 March 2014. The compact and extra-long variants will follow shortly after that.
Pricing and confirmation of engine ranges to be confirmed closer to the local South African launch, expected at the end of the second quarter of 2015.