(V-Class V 300 d and V 300 d 4MATIC – INTERIOR)
New design and even greater comfort
New presence and an impression of breadth thanks to newly designed bumper with striking cooling air intake and diamond structure of the radiator grille
Available as an option, the AMG Line features a new diamond radiator grille with chrome pins for a yet more sporty appearance
A choice of four new paint colours as well as four new light-alloy wheel designs
Interior with new trim element in twin-stripe look, newly designed air vents in a sporty turbine look and the new “tartufo” leather colour
Optional luxury seats in the rear increase the total number of seat options in the MPV and pamper passangers with reclining and back massage functions as well as air conditioning
Driving dynamics and efficiency
The four-cylinder OM 654 diesel in three output variants 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 power variant V 300 d with 176 kW (239 hp) and 500 Nm of torque sets the benchmark in the MPV segment (combined fuel consumption 6.1-5.9 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 161-155 g/km)1. In the acceleration phase, the V 300 d can deliver an additional 30 Nm of torque for a short time (“overtorque”)
The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission improves shift comfort and fuel efficiency
Safety and assistance systems
The already multifaceted range of safety and assistance systems becomes even 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 ahead, stationary obstacles and crossing pedestrians (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
The interior of the new V-Class follows the trend of modernity and clarity. The V-Class facelift presents itself with new air vents in a more sporty turbine look as well as new dials in the instrument cluster. Thanks to the reduced design, drivers can orientate themselves much more simply. The new upholstery and equipment colour tartufo nappa leather makes a modern and elegant statement. With Lugano leather and nappa leather, each available in black and silk beige, plus Santos black fabric, a total of six different upholsteries in light and dark colours is available. Modern and elegant can also be used to describe the new trim element in twin-stripe look which is used on the instrument panel and side paneling. The trim elements in the piano lacquer, ebony wood, carbon fibre and brushed aluminium looks remain.
As part of the facelift, rear passengers can enjoy a special comfort feature. Optionally available luxury seats for the first rear row pamper occupants with reclining and back massage functions as well as air conditioning, as in the S-Class. A journey in the new V-Class – for instance if used as a VIP shuttle – thus turns into a spa like treatment.
New engine, new transmission – powerful and efficient
With the facelift, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class is equipped with the four-cylinder OM 654 diesel engine in three output variants:
V 220 d with 120 kW (163 hp) and 380 Nm of torque (combined fuel consumption 6.2-6.0 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 162-157 g/km)1
V 250 d with 140 kW (190 hp) and 440 Nm of torque (combined fuel consumption 6.1-5.9 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 161-155 g/km)1
And – as the new top performer in the segment – the V 300 d with 176 kW (239 hp) and 500 Nm of torque (combined fuel consumption 6.1-5.9 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 161-155 g/km)1
In the acceleration phase, the V 300 d can briefly deliver an additional 30 Nm of torque (“overtorque”) in addition to its 500 Nm of torque. The V 300 d accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in up to 7.9 seconds. It can reach a top speed of 220 km/h.
The new engine generation is even more efficient and clean and offers further improved noise and vibration characteristics. It is pleasantly quiet inside the vehicle and annoying vibrations have been reduced.
Among the innovative characteristics of the new engine generation are the combination of an aluminium housing and steel pistons, the stepped recess combustion process and the NANOSLIDE® cylinder wall coating for reduced in-engine friction. The efficiency of these measures is obvious from e.g. the fuel saving of around 13 percent for the new V 250 d compared to its predecessor.2