Mercedes-Benz V-Class – V 220 pricing and specification announced
The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is redefining the multi-purpose vehicle and will now be available in Australia with a choice of two 2.1-litre four cylinder diesel engines.
In addition to the existing V 250 AVANTGARDE with an output of 140 kW and powerful peak torque of 440 Nm, customers will be able to select the V 220 as an alternative, providing 120 kW of power and peak torque of 380 Nm.
Senior Manager Product Management and Marketing Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia and New Zealand, Sabine Wagner, said the range expansion broadens the appeal of V-Class.
“V 220 provides a solution for customers who don’t need the same level of power and features provided by the V 250 AVANTGARDE, but still require the combination of seating for up to eight with the exemplary functionality and typical strengths of Mercedes-Benz vehicles – from quality to comfort, efficient driving pleasure and safety,” she said.
Mercedes-Benz Vans will also continue to offer the entry-level eight seater Valente for both private consumers and commercial fleet customers.
The V 220 shares many of the exceptional standard features available in the existing V 250 AVANTGARDE, however in addition to more power, opting for the V 250 will also add the following standard features:
- Latest generation COMAND Online system
- The Burmester® surround sound system with 15 high-performance loudspeakers, including a bass reflex loudspeaker
- Mercedes-Benz Illuminated door sills panels in brushed stainless steel
- 18 inch 5 twin spoke alloy wheels
- Anodised roof rails
- Brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering
- AVANTGARDE Exterior Sports pack
- Waistline chrome strip and chrome trim on tail end
- Chrome strip on lower bumper areas
- AVANTGARDE line badge
- 360 degree Surround View camera
- DISTRONIC PLUS (replaces COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST in the V 220 Driving Assistance package)
- LED Intelligent Light System (ILS) with Adaptive High Beam Assist, LED indicator, cornering lights, LED Daytime Running lights and LED taillights
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
Alternatively, the standard V 220 will provide:
- Garmin MAP Pilot navigation system with 3D map display
- Audio 20 sound system with touchpad, innovative controller and large CENTRAL MEDIA DISPLAY with a screen diagonal of 17.8 cm and a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
- 17 inch 5-spoke alloy wheels
- Reversing camera with dynamic guide lines
- Driving Assistance Package (COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist)
The following features are shared across the V-Class range:
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 V-Class.
Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive – exemplary safety
A host of innovative driver assistance systems ensures a high level of driving comfort and an exemplary standard of safety. They are based on state-of-the-art radar, camera and ultrasound sensors, which were introduced under the name “Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive”. Standard equipment includes Crosswind Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, Active Parking Assist, Driver Assistance Package, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist, and the PRE-SAFE® accident anticipatory system.
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 and sensuous design idiom, convey outstanding high-class 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 freestanding central display, the multifunction steering wheel with 12 buttons and DIRECT SELECT lever with steering wheel shift paddles, as well as the innovative touchpad.
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. In addition, the EASY-PACK tailgate, with convenient power opening and closing comes as standard.
The V 220 is now available to order. The manufacturers recommended list prices for the Mercedes-Benz Vans multi-purpose vehicle portfolio are as follows:
- Valente BlueTec $58,100 (MRLP)
- V-Class V 220 BlueTec $74,990 (MRLP)
- V-Class V 250 BlueTec AVANTGARDE $87,200 (MRLP)
Important note to editors – The price detailed in this document is the current Manufacturer’s Recommended List Price (MRLP) for Valente and V-Class.
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