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5th June, 2015

The all-new Mercedes-Benz V-Class is redefining the multi-purpose vehicle. It sets new benchmarks in its segment in terms of design and a host of innovations. The new V-Class combines room for up to eight people and exemplary functionality combined with high-class appeal, comfort, efficient driving pleasure and safety.

Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division said “Functionality is a must for an MPV. Comfort and style are the icing on the cake. The new V-Class combines both in a way no other vehicle in this segment can offer.”

Emotional, dynamic appearance – size in a new guise

Even at first glance the V-Class is unmistakably a member of the Mercedes-Benz 'family. At the centre of the powerful front is the upright radiator grille with three-dimensional central star and stylish headlamps, which for the first time in this segment offer all lighting functions in LED technology in conjunction with the Intelligent Lighting System. The vehicle’s elongated, taut design lines and the resulting interplay of concave and convex surfaces conveys a sculptural character.

Top efficiency: six-cylinder performance with four-cylinder fuel consumption

With an output of 140 kW and powerful peak torque of 440 Nm, the V 250 BlueTEC AVANTGARDE’s 2.1-litre four cylinder engine has as much pulling power and agility as the previous 3-litre V6 turbodiesel engine. In the acceleration phases ‘overtorque’ is available, and provides an additional 10 kW and 40 Nm, resulting in a maximum output of 150 kW and 480  Nm, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.1 seconds.

With reduced fuel consumption of 6.3L/100 kms (166 g CO2/km), the four-cylinder turbodiesel requires significantly less fuel than the six-cylinder, while maintaining the same standard of performance. The V 250 BlueTEC engine is also the first vehicle in the segment to comply with Euro 6 emission standards and is equipped with the 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission with DIRECT SELECT lever and DIRECT SELECT shift paddles.

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New standard of agility and driving pleasure

To enhance personal driving pleasure, the V-Class is the only vehicle in its segment to offer the AGILITY SELECT function in conjunction with the automatic transmission. At the push of a button the driver can select from four driving modes: economical, comfortable, sport and manual. Engine, accelerator and transmission response are then adapted accordingly. Ground-breaking features in this category of vehicles also include the AGILITY CONTROL suspension with selective adjustment of the damping system to the road conditions and the latest generation of ADAPTIVE ESP®, featuring many assistance functions for optimum driving safety. The light and precise electromechanical power steering likewise contributes greatly to the well-balanced driving comfort in the new V-Class.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive – exemplary safety

A high level of driving comfort and an exemplary standard of safety are ensured by a total of eleven innovative driver assistance systems. They are based on state-of-the-art radar, camera and ultrasound sensors, which were introduced in the new E-Class and S-Class under the name "Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive". Standard equipment includes Crosswind Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, Active Parking Assist, Driver Assistance Package which incorporates DISTRONIC PLUS, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist, and the PRE-SAFE® accident anticipatory system.

Leading the field in aerodynamics and noise comfort

Low drag is crucial to achieving outstanding efficiency. With a Cd figure of 0.31, the V-Class is the most aerodynamic vehicle in its segment. The level of noise and perceptible vibrations has a major influence on the sense of wellbeing in a vehicle. The term for this: Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH). The engineers at Mercedes-Benz have worked extensively to reduce every possible source of noise and vibration, and as a result, thanks to new component concepts and comprehensive insulation, the V-Class offers its occupants the lowest noise level in the segment. The interior noise level has been almost halved compared to the preceding model.

Modern style and high-class appeal

The interior of the V-Class offers a completely new experience in the segment. High-quality materials and intricate details, as well as a progressive design idiom, convey appeal. Lugano leather upholstery is standard across the range, and the inviting atmosphere is completed with ambient lighting in three colours. Other highlights include the free-standing central display, the multifunction steering wheel with 12 buttons and DIRECT SELECT lever with steering wheel shift paddles, as well as the innovative touchpad. The Burmester® surround sound system with 16 high-performance speakers, including a bass reflex speaker, delivers the perfect listening experience. It provides exceptional surround sound, and in combination with COMAND Online allows technically supported front-to-rear voice amplification: where necessary to improve communication, a microphone in the overhead control panel transmits conversation between the driver and front passenger to the rear loudspeakers so that the passengers sitting further away can also hear them.

A new dimension in comfort

The V-Class also sets new standards in comfort and variability with a host of innovations. The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is the only vehicle in the segment to offer 4-way lumbar support and active seat ventilation with reversing fans to ensure a consistent relative humidity at the contact area with the leather seat for driver and front passenger. Also unique in this class of vehicles is the enhanced THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system which offers various ventilation modes to and individualised climate control. The FOCUS, MEDIUM and DIFFUSE climate modes have distinct settings for air flow and distribution. In addition, the THERMOTRONIC system features automatic pre-entry climate control at the touch of a button on the vehicle key, an integral demisting sensor and distribution of cooled air to the driver and front passenger sides, the intensity of which is automatically controlled by the position of the sun. Equally unique is the tunnel detection feature with self-activating air recirculation. The climate control system uses the map information from the navigation system and the GPS location data to close the air recirculation flap automatically when the vehicle enters a tunnel, subsequently re-opening it when the vehicle emerges from the tunnel.

Separately opening rear window and second loading level

For easy loading and unloading, the V-Class features another first in this segment in the shape of the separately opening rear windscreen attached to the upper tailgate frame. It can be opened and closed independently of the tailgate. This makes loading and unloading easier in two respects: on the one hand, it allows a second loading level; on the other – particularly in tight parking spaces – there is no need to open the large tailgate. The corresponding load-compartment organiser is easy to install and remove. It can bear up to 50 kilogrammes and has two recesses, each of which holds a removable and collapsible shopping basket. In addition, the EASY-PACK tailgate, with convenient power opening and closing comes as standard.

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The Mercedes-Benz V-Class goes on sale in July 2015.


The manufacturer’s recommended list price*:

  • V 250 BlueTEC AVANTGARDE - $85,500*


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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