The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is a true luxury van that actually has 8 seats.
The Mercedes-Benz Van department stepped it up a notch with the 2023 model.
It has all the functionality and utility of a troopie people carrier. Plenty of room and a versatile space to carry the tribe.
Only to top it off with all the luxury features you would associate with a Mercedes-Benz.
You really do get the best of both worlds with the new V-Class vans.
Overview of the V-Class
Similar to the Viano, the V-Class is a 5 door which comes in six and eight seat versions.
The six seat version has the option for a captain’s chair seats in the second and third rows – two each.
The Mercedes-Benz V-Class seating configurations for passengers and their cargo
The seats can be configured in a million (exaggerated!) different ways.
It doesn’t matter if you’re carrying goods or people. The seats can be re-arranged to suit your pleasure.
With the full 8 seats occupied, there is still plenty of room for cargo.
A Quality Interior
The interior of the V-Class is everything you would expect from a Mercedes-Benz.
High quality, fine attention to detail on the trim and the latest technology give the roomy cabin and passenger area a comfy, lush yet practical feel.
The seats are plush and offers butter soft leather on the seats and panels as well as the latest technology when it comes to the dash panel.
High quality trim complete with he MBUX infotainment system
The MBUX smart system will help you navigate. It’s there when you want to play music. It gets the lighting just perfect for you, every time.
Introducing the MBUX infotainment system. The system that use ai to learn your preferred settings and adapts over time to suit your needs.
There are a host of other feature to long to mention.
- Interactive driver assistance for everything…
- Burmester® surround sound system
- Parking Package with 360° camera
- Seat acclimatisation for all passengers
The exterior of the V-Class makes an impressive impact with the Bi-xenon headlights and of course the Mercedes-Benz hallmark feature, the LED DRLs.
The styling alone is sure to impress. From its 17 inch alloy wheels to its gentle slope of the roof, the lines of this passenger van are simply stunning.
The boxiness of the tailgate is softened with gentle curves of the tail lights. It is subtle, classy and commands attention on the road.
- LED Intelligent Light System
- Driving Assistance Package
- Lane Tracking Package
- 5 year warranty: w/ unlimited km
The V-Class Mercedes-Benz Engine
Mercedes-Benz Australia has dropped a V6 turbo diesel engine into the V-Class. Of course Mercedes-Benz won’t put just any engine in their vehicles.
No, this engine is from the Blue EFFICIENCY line. These engines provide optimised efficiency meaning better fuel efficiency and minimal emissions.
The five speed transmission is automatic on this real wheel drive vehicle giving it plenty of pulling power as well.
To support this rear wheel drive van, Mercedes has added a newly designed suspension system that includes a self-leveling rear.
When combined with the V6 turbo, you have one powerful people mover. But the power does not undermine the performance.
The V-Class was built to handle the road with precision and easy handling. The suspension keeps the ride quiet and smooth. The steering is tight, giving the V-Class a distinct ease in handling.
Of course it isn’t a sports car so you won’t be turning on a dime, but you will move down the road with significant power and your passengers will ride in comfort.
And it does have a tighter turn radius than would be expected of a van or larger vehicle.
The situation of the cabin and driver’s seat also provide excellent visibility for the driver.
The V-Class Fuel Economy
The V-Class averages around 8.6L per 100Km with a CO2 output of 233.9 g/km. This is far above other vans of similar size and power.
Most vans of similar size get half that – or less.
There are a couple of things that Mercedes-Benz may want to upgrade on the V-Class. For one, the five speed automatic is just not the ‘in’ thing any longer.
It almost seems that Mercedes skimped a little on it. Also, the rear seat is not electronic and, well, it really should be.
It would really bring the quality and comfort of the V-Class up to what we have come to expect from Mercedes-Benz.
Guess we’ll be looking to the 2023 models for these changes.
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