Official launch: Mercedes-Benz V-Class
With the aim in mind to redefine luxury within the MPV segment, Mercedes-Benz has recently launched the new V-Class, the largest member of the passenger car family. Able to sit up to 8 adults comfortably with room to spare for luggage, the new V-Class exudes sleekness, comfort, and efficient driving – trademarks of the all-too-famous three-pointed star.
The new V-Class boasts an upright radiator grille at the front, of which the renowned three pointed-star sits. It is of course, flanked by the progressively designed headlamps, of which for the first time in this segment offers full LED technology for all lights – be it daytime running lights or low beam lights.
From the side, one would be able to spot the two elongated lines running from the bonnet to the rear. Mercedes uses these lines to reflect the length of the V-Class, making sure it looks stretched and thus, suggesting dynamism.
The interior of the V-Class promises to impress. Padded with high-quality finishes such as Nappa leather for the seats, steering wheel, and shift lever, Mercedes tops it off by the introduction of ambient lighting to suit an individual’s mood.
Right up front, the dash is dynamically styled as a two-part feature – with both parts separated by a large trim element creating the impression of width, and of course, emphasizing the high-class appeal. Technology geeks can also enjoy the multifunction steering wheel with 12 buttons, an innovative touchpad for operation of telematic functions, as well as the integrated Audio 20 CD system (COMAND available at an upgrade, of course).
To suit the luxury image of the MPV market, Mercedes-Benz Singapore has also fitted each and every V-Class with the top-of-range Burmester sound system, guaranteed to blow audio fanatics off their feet with the 16 surround sound speakers.
As standard, the V-Class offers four individual luxury seats with armrest across the rear two rows, with the ability to open up an optional table in the middle. For those who prefer a little more creativity, the seats can be arranged in various configurations, in order to maximize both comfort and space.
Under the hood, the V-Class is no ordinary van/transporter. Mercedes-Benz Singapore is introducing the V250 BlueTEC turbo diesel variant, putting out 190 horses and 440 Nm of torque. It has reportedly as much pulling power and agility as the previous 3-litre V6 plant.
If that’s not enough to wow, the V250 BlueTEC is estimated to clock an average of 6.0 litres per 100 km travelled, simply because of the fact that the diesel plant requires 28 percent less fuel compared to its petrol brother.
To enhance personal driving pleasure, the V-Class is the only vehicle in its class to offer AGILITY SELECT function in conjunction with the automatic transmission, allowing the driver to select from four different driving modes – Economical, Comfortable, Sporty, and Manual.
Ground-breaking features also include the AGILITY CONTROL suspension with selective damping adjustments, as well as the numerous assistance functions for optimum driving safety.
The Mercedes-Benz V250 BlueTEC is available from Cycle and Carriage Singapore, with its retail price starting from $291,888 as of press time.