2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class unveiled

Mercedes has taken the wraps off its new V-Class full-size multi-purpose vehicle.

With seating for up to eight people the van-based, Spanish-built V-Class is aimed at business users, larger families and anybody with an active lifestyle. To help reach such a broad audience, it’ll be sold via Mercedes’ car and commercial vehicle dealer networks.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class (2014) Front Side
2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class. Scroll down for more images.

Included in the specification are a separately-opening tailgate window, Crosswind Assist and the fatigue-detecting Attention Assist device. The options list is extensive though, as would be expected. Among the customisation items are various seating configurations, a 360° camera, adaptive cruise control, full LED lights, active parking, Agility Control variable damping and three infotainment systems.

From launch just one engine is going to be available: a 2.1 litre, four-cylinder, common-rail turbodiesel that drives the rear wheels. However, buyers will have three outputs to pick from.

2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class - Technical Specs
Variant V 200 CDI V 220 CDI V 250 BlueTEC
Power 134 bhp (100 kW / 136 PS) 161 bhp (120 kW / 163 PS) 187 bhp (140 kW / 190 PS)
Torque 330 Nm (243 lb/ft) 380 Nm (280 lb/ft) 440 Nm (324 lb/ft)
0-62 mph (100 km/h)* 13.8 secs 11.8 secs 9.1 secs
Top speed* 113 mph (183 km/h) 120 mph (194 km/h) 128 mph (206 km/h)
Combined cycle* 46.3 mpg (6.1 l/100km) 49.5 mpg (5.7 l/100km) 47.0 mpg (6.0 l/100km)
CO2* 159 g/km 149 g/km 157 g/km
*V 200 CDI and V 220 CDI figures are for manual transmission models.

Both the V 200 CDI and V 220 CDI can be specified with either a six-speed manual gearbox or the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission, while the V 250 BlueTEC comes as standard with the latter. All versions are offered with a choice of two wheelbases and three body lengths.

In Germany prices start at €42,900 excluding sales tax. There, the V-Class order book opens in March ahead of the first deliveries which are due to begin a couple of months later. Market launches in other European territories will then follow in June.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class (2014) Interior 2Mercedes-Benz V-Class (2014) Rear Side

Mercedes-Benz V-Class (2014) SideMercedes-Benz V-Class (2014) Interior 1

Mercedes-Benz V-Class (2014) DashboardMercedes-Benz V-Class (2014) Front

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