At long last Mercedes-Benz have finally ventured into the relatively new MPV segment in the middle eastern region with the debut of their all new V-Class.
2016 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Debuts in Dubai
With the V-Class, Mercedes-Benz is redefining the MPV. As the largest member of the passenger car family from Stuttgart, it sets new benchmarks in its segment with its design and a host of innovations. With room for up to eight people, the vehicle combines exemplary functionality with the high-class appeal, efficient driving pleasure and a five star safety rating that distinguish automobiles bearing the three-pointed star. This makes the Mercedes among MPVs the perfect vehicle for those who appreciate great spaciousness, but do not want to sacrifice style and comfort.
The V-Class is offered in three variants: Standard, Avantgarde and Exclusive. A particularly luxurious variant of the MPV is the V-Class EXCLUSIVE. With an incomparably high level of exclusive equipment and appointments, it raises style, comfort and functionality of the V-Class to an even higher level and marks the pinnacle of the model series. The V-Class AVANTGARDE option includes the option of an Exterior Sports package and an Interior Design package, and a range of other extras.
For the first time in this segment, Mercedes-Benz is also offering the AMG Line equipment package, enabling the new MPV to be individualised to suit any taste and requirement. As a result, the model meets a wide variety of customer needs and is just as attractive for families as it is for people who need a variable and spacious interior for their leisure and sports activities. Even more than that, it is ideally suited to use as a luxurious VIP or hotel shuttle.
“The V-Class offers so much more than has ever been available in the market. Not only does it excel in terms of the functionality expected of an MPV, but the levels of comfort, high-class design, technological innovation and versatility in this model put the V-Class in a pioneering position for the segment,” said Roland Schneider President and CEO of Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA. “Whether for families or corporate use, this is a perfect vehicle for anyone who appreciates travelling in style – understandably it has been well received in this region.”
Emotional, dynamic appearance – size in a new guise
Even at first glance the V-Class is unmistakably a member of the Mercedes-Benz passenger car family and sets an emotional highlight in its segment. The new V-Class demonstrates that an elegant and dynamic appearance is also possible in size XXL. The V-Class is a versatile, multitalented vehicle that offers value, efficiency and safety at the highest level. As a result it is addressing a completely new customer group – among them those who are in need of a generous amount of space but never wanted to drive an MPV because style, a sense of well-being and also ride comfort have so far been lacking in this segment.
Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive – exemplary safety
A high level of driving comfort and an exemplary standard of safety are ensured by a total of ten innovative driver assistance systems. They are based on state-of-the-art radar, camera and ultrasound sensors, which were introduced in the new E-Class and S-Class under the name “Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive”. Standard equipment includes Crosswind Assist, which helps the driver to stabilise the V-Class in strong, gusting crosswinds, and ATTENTION ASSIST, which can warn of inattention and drowsiness. An available option is Active Parking Assist. It makes parking the new MPV as easy and convenient as parking a compact car.
Also optionally available are the 360° camera, DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control with COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, the LED Intelligent Light System and Adaptive Highbeam Assist. Most of these assistance systems are available in this segment for the first time.
The PRE-SAFE® system, familiar from the passenger car models, is available as an optional extra to further enhance safety. When an accident threatens, it initiates protective measures to ensure that the belts and airbags offer optimum protection during a collision.
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, sporty and manual. Engine, accelerator and transmission response are then adapted accordingly.
Modern style and high-class appeal
The interior of the V-Class is a completely new MPV experience. And not only because it is pleasantly quiet. High-quality materials with a pleasant touch and feel and a harmonious colour concept, intricate details as well as a progressive and sensuous design idiom convey outstanding high-class appeal in the segment – and that hallmark “welcome home” feeling typical of Mercedes-Benz cars. Fine nappa leather is also available for the seats, steering wheel and shift lever. This inviting atmosphere is rounded off by subtle ambient lighting in three colours.
A new dimension in comfort
The V-Class also sets new standards in comfort and variability with a host of innovations. The Mercedes-Benz MPV is the only vehicle in the segment to offer optional 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 is available in addition to the standard-fit TEMPMATIC system. It has various ventilation modes to offer individual climate control. The FOCUS, MEDIUM and DIFFUSE climate modes have distinct settings for air flow and distribution. Even for hot climate regions, the V-Class climate control system ensures pleasant temperatures both in the front and in the rear part of the vehicle due to its ehanced cooling capacity. With additional optional extras like air-conditioned front and rear seats, large panoramic roof, iPad holders in rear and LED-illuminated thermo cup holders and the large centre console with integral cooler compartment, the V-Class makes all passengers feel as comfortable as in their living rooms.
Numerous seating and loading configurations
The seating in the rear allows numerous configurations to meet any requirements. As standard, the MPV is equipped with four individual luxury seats with armrests in two seat rows. Thanks to improved technology and operating logic, they can be folded forward intuitively to afford fast and easy access to the rear. As an option, a folding table can be installed between the single seats.
As an alternative to the individual seats, a two-passenger bench seat with two-piece, individually folding backrest, or a three-passenger bench seat with two-piece seat cushion and three-piece backrest is available for both rear rows. The outer right-hand seat of the three-seater bench can be folded forward or taken out separately. The entire bench can be folded forward to create space for large items, such as sports equipment or newly purchased furniture. Like the individual seats, all bench seats are fitted with integral three-point seat belts.