Mercedes-Benz launched the V-Class in India in January 2019 with prices starting at Rs. 68.40 lakh for the base Expression Line version and Rs.81.90 lakh for the top-end Exclusive Line version, all prices ex-showroom , India. While the MPV segment might not be all new for the base carmaker in India, this is nonetheless a bold step for the company. The new Mercedes Benz V-Class is the first model to be launched by Mercedes Benz India in 2019 and marks the company’s re-entry into a segment which is not really popular among luxury carmakers in India. The new Mercedes Benz V-Class are going to be arriving with a (CBU) completely built unit which may imported from Spain.
The Indian specification Mercedes-Benz V-Class MPV is powered by a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine which is BSVI complaint. The engine is turned 161 bhp and 380 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox. The new Mercedes-Benz V-Class MPV is offered in India two variants – Expression Line and Exclusive line. Expression line is the extra-long wheelbase version that measures 5370 mm and gets an extended wheelbase of 3430 mm and Exclusive line is the standard long-wheelbase version that measures 5140 mm, and a wheelbase 3200 mm. Globally you can also get a standard version that measures 4895 mm in length. The MPV comes with many features like collision prevention assist, crosswind assist, attention assist headlight assist, a tyre pressure monitoring system. 360 degree cameras provided with blind spot detection and lane assist, swivelling front seats (seats are often rotated by 180 degrees to face rear passengers), and more.
The Mercedes Benz V-Class has the typical Van like appearance with boxy proportions which makes it huge. However, the MPV comes with a bunch of bold character lines along the bonnet, front bumper and profile of the vehicle, very similar to what you will find on Mercedes’ sedans. The front end also appears to have been inspired by the company’s high-end sedans like the E-Class or S-Class. In fact, the headlamps are quite similar to the S-Class model with LED lights and integrated multi-unit LED daytime running lamps. The grille is typical Mercedes style with twin horizontal slats and the signature logo at the centre. small table electronic window makes the journey or mini office as comfortable as on any other wheels with smartly foldable tilt table seats its utility increases. A big boot with top opening rear window and a storage space which can be used without opening rear .For drivers it’s a off centre console with multimedia and all controls at the reach of hand more than in any other merc as it is positioned high. price 68 lac to 1 crore depending on the version.
Other exterior elements include a set of stylish alloy wheels, a larger rear windshield , roof rails and small vertically positioned LED taillamps. It is offered in two seating configurations- a seven-seater variant where both second and third row get executive seats and a seven-seat version where the second row gets two executive seats and the third row gets three. Interestingly, the second-row seats also can be rotated towards the door which adds to the comfort . It also has revised exterior styling, cabin and S-class like rear seats that have reclining and massaging functions.
The Mercedes-Benz V-Class right now does not have any direct competition in the market until the Toyota Vellfire arrives next year.
Mercedes-Benz V-Class Specifications
|Engine type||OM651 2.2-litre Diesel Engine|
|No, of cylinders||4|
|Power||160 [email protected] rpm|
|Torque||380 [email protected] rpm|
|Wheel base||3430 mm|
|No, of doors||5|
Wheels and tyres
|Wheel type||Alloy Wheels|
|Tyre type||Tubeless Radial|
|Front type||245 / 45 R17|
|Rear type||245 / 45 R17|