The new Mercedes V-Class is more attractive, comfortable and safe
Five years ago, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class premiere saw a completely new approach to design, value appeal, comfort and safety being introduced into the MPV segment, and has since enjoyed a successful international career: proof of this can be found in the 209,000 V-Class units that have been sold since its market launch (some 64,000 units in 2018), 5,500 of which in Italy (over 1,300 last year).
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 vehicle.
The multifaceted range of safety and assistance systems will become more comprehensive with the facelift. Available for the first time, 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. New Highbeam Assist Plus makes it possible to drive with the main-beam headlamps permanently active and only switches to dipped-beam mode when the situation requires.
Inside there's a new-look interior thanks to new trim elements with double stripe look, newly designed air vents in sporty turbine look, a renewed instrument cluster and the new "tartufo" leather colour.
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. New top engine in the V 300 d delivers 239 hp and 500 Nm torque. In the acceleration phase, the V 300 d can briefly deliver an additional 30 Nm of torque thanks to the "Overtorque".
For the first time in the V-Class, the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission will be available to increase shifting comfort and fuel efficiency.
All engine variants of the new V-Class are equipped as standard with rear-wheel drive, but 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive is available as an option. In this way, the new V-Class can still move agilely on various types of terrain.
New V-Class will be available in European dealers since March.