The new V-Class can be ordered in Europe from March 2019. There's a new bumper design with striking cooling air inlets and a new diamond structure in the radiator grille.
In the cabin, there are new air vents in a more sporty turbine look as well as new dials in the instrument cluster.
The facelifted V-Class has a four-cylinder OM 654 diesel engine with different outputs:
- the V 250 d with 190hp and 440 Nm torque
- the V 300 d with 239hp and 500 Nm torque
While accelerating, the V 300 d can briefly deliver an additional 30Nm of torque ("overtorque") in addition to its 500 Nm of torque. The V 300 d accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds. It can reach a top speed of 220 km/h.
For the first time, the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is standard for the V 300 d and V 250 d.
Rear-wheel drive is standard, but 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive is available as an option.
The vehicle height remains under the two-metre mark even when equipped with all-wheel drive. Thus the new V-Class doesn't lose any of its daily usability and can still fit in regular garages.
The facelifted V-Class gets a new Active Brake Assist that can now detect the risk of a collision with a vehicle driving in front and initially initiates a visual and acoustic warning.
If the driver reacts, Active Brake Assist increases the brake pressure to suit the requirements of the situation. If the driver fails to react, the system initiates autonomous braking.
In urban traffic the Active Brake Assist also reacts to stationary obstacles or pedestrians crossing. In this way, accidents can be avoided or, at the very least, the consequences thereof reduced.
There's also the optional Highbeam Assist Plus, where in main-beam mode, the driver enjoys a permanent, broad illumination of the roadway without dazzling other road users.
In the event of vehicles in front or oncoming traffic, the LEDs of the main-beam module are partially deactivated and thus create a U-shaped cut-out in the cone of light.
The remaining areas of the roadway continue to be illuminated with the main-beam headlamps (partial main beam).
Meanwhile, in the MPV segment, Mercedes-Benz Vans will soon be the first premium manufacturer to offer a fully-electric model.
Mercedes-Benz Vans will provide an initial outlook on the electric future of its MPV at the Geneva International Motor Show with the near-series study, Concept EQV“, which will celebrate its premiere there.