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The new Mercedes-Benz Valente
is priced from $54,490* (MLP*).

Mercedes-Benz Valente released

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29th March, 2012

Mercedes-Benz has released its new entrant in the people mover segment, the eight seat Valente.

“We have developed the Valente following feedback from our customers and dealers to provide a mid-range people mover variant below the upscale Viano. Based on the highly regarded Vito and Viano platform. Working closely with my colleague Horst von Sanden from Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, we have created a new vehicle and a new name plate called the Mercedes-Benz Valente (pronounced: va-len-tey)” said Dr Kolja Rebstock, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz, Commercial Vehicles. “We have repositioned the Vito Wagon at the new MLP* of $49,990* including GST (a reduction of $3,000). With the Valente at $54,490* and the Viano at $70,946* there are three very distinct price points for our range of people movers. With standard features such as 17” alloy wheels, 8-seat, THERMOTRONIC air conditioning, light and rain sensor, Bluetooth and a leather multifunction steering wheel, the Valente offers customers the quality, value and practicality which is a hallmark of Mercedes-Benz and we expect that it will strongly make its presence felt in the people mover segment. The Valente is built on the same platform as the Vito and Viano models, the Valente will provide customers with a family vehicle which is truly easy to own, easy to drive and is priced right in the heart of the people mover segment” said Dr Rebstock, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz, Commercial Vehicles.

Available in one highly specified level, the Valente comes with a host of standard equipment and has a MLP* of $54,490* including GST (excluding on-road costs).

The Valente uses the Vito Wagon as its base but features the following additional equipment as standard:

  • 120 kW/360 Nm CDI engine
  • 5 Speed Automatic
  • 17” alloy wheels
  • Leather steering wheel and gear knob
  • Audio 20 with CD changer and media interface (iPod, USB and AUX)
  • Automatic dimming rear view mirror
  • THERMOTRONIC air conditioning (dual zone)
  • Light and rain sensor
  • Thorax airbags
  • Front window airbags
  • Carpet flooring
  • Soft touch cockpit
  • Rear privacy glass (from the b-pillar back)

This enables Mercedes-Benz to offer three very distinct vehicles that are tailored to the market and directly take on board feedback from customers and dealers.

In terms of appearance, the Valente has 17” Alloy wheels, dark tinted windows from the b-pillar round and day-time running lights all featured as standard.

The Mercedes-Benz Valente is powered by a 2.2 litre 4 cylinder CDI engine producing 120 kW and 360 Nm. With the benefit of twin turbo flexibility, the Valente delivers peak torque from as low as 1,600 rpm through to 2,400 rpm.

This will ensure that the Valente will have no trouble with 8 adults, luggage and a small caravan. While it may be strong and powerful, it’s also fuel efficient achieving 8.2 litres/100 km and emitting 216 g/km. Practical, powerful and responsible.

The Valente offers families, tour operators and chauffer drive companies a compelling solution to the task of moving seven people. With the practicality and comfort of 8 reclining seats, front and rear climate control A/C, and a colossal 730 litre boot, the Mercedes-Benz Valente is more than up to the task of carrying people and luggage.

In terms of technology, the Valente offers Bluetooth phone connection, iPod/USB connectivity, SPEEDTRONIC (cruise control), PARKTRONIC (front and rear parking sensors), auto dimming rear view mirror and a light and rain sensor as standard.

Optional equipment

Available at additional cost, the Valente can also be ordered with 4 option packages.

COMAND APS Satellite Navigation with reversing camera (EJ6+FR8) MLP*: $4,490*

  • 6.5” TFT Colour screen
  • Reversing camera
  • Bluetooth telephone control
  • 4GB Internal memory
  • SD Memory card slot
  • HDD Based navigation
  • Speed sensitive volume control
  • FM, AM, RDS, CD, DVD, MP3, WMA

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Dual electric sliding doors (T56, T57) MLP*: $2,490*

  • Electrically operated power doors
  • Remote opening (e.g. Wet weather)
  • Obstruction sensor to prevent injuries
  • Activation switch on dash, key and b-pillar

Bi-xenon headlamps (LG1, LG3, F46) MLP*:- $1,590*

  • Outstanding road illumination
  • Corner illumination when steering wheel is turned
  • LED daytime running lights included
  • Less energy consumption

Vehicle alarm system (FZ5) MLP*: $590*

  • Audible and visual alarm
  • Triggered by tampering with the vehicle



No. of cylinders


Bore/stroke (mm)


Total displacement (cc)


Rated output (kW @ rpm)

120 kW @ 3,800 rpm

Max torque (Nm @ rpm)

360 Nm @ 1,600-2,400 rpm

Fuel supply

Common rail direct injection

Air Induction

Intercooled (2 stage) turbo chargers

Fuel tank capacity (L)

Approx. 75

Fuel consumption (L/100 km)


Emission (g/km)

216 (EU5)


5 Speed Automatic

Drive Type

Rear Wheel

Front suspension

Independent suspension; McPherson strut with stabiliser

Rear Suspension

Independent suspension; coil springs, semi-trailing arms

Weights & Capacities (kg)

Unladen weight


Gross vehicle


Trailer load with brakes


Trailer load without brakes


Dimensions (mm)



Width (body)


Width (with door mirrors)




Ground clearance


Sliding door opening (WxH)

985 x 1,240

Tailgate opening (WxH)

1,196 x 1,220

Luggage compartment volume

730 L

Interior height


Other specification



Turning circle (m)


Rim (inches)


Tyre profile 225/55 R17

225/55 R17

NOTE: * 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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