Mercedes-Benz has upgraded its minivan V-Class. The model has received cosmetic modifications on the exterior, new engine, and transmission, as well as modern assistant electronic systems. The new features include a radiator grille with a modified form of air ducts as well as 17- to 19-inch wheels. The basic version of the model will now be available with a gray “metallic”, and as an option two new colors are available – “steel gray” and “red hyacinth”.
Several upgrades appeared in the minivan’s cabin, and the shape of the ventilation system deflectors has changed. The V-Class will now offer 6 versions of the interior design with leather or fabric, adding decorative elements made of carbon, wood, and polished aluminum.
The refurbished Mercedes-Benz V-Class is powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine with 4 cylinders in two power variants – 190 hp and 440 Nm (version V 250 d) or 239 hp and 500 Nm (V 300 d). In intense acceleration, the V 300 d has a 530 Nm, accelerating to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds. The top speed of the model remains 220 km/h.
The minivan has also received a new 9-speed automatic gearbox with the option of a manual transmission. The drive may be to the rear axle or 4×4.
The standard V-Class features the Crosswind Assist feature, which slows down the wheel spin with a strong counter-wind. In addition, there is a sudden braking system that recognizes pedestrians and stationary objects, as well as a system that automatically controls the high beam.
Sales of the renovated minivan start in spring, with prices in Germany starting at 39,990 EUR.