2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class — Comfort With Quality
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class is a bit surprising. After withdrawal of the R-Class in 2012, some assumed that there won’t be a suitable replacement. However, the 2015 V-Class came and it is brilliant. It’s a luxurious counterpart of the Vito commercial vehicle. Since the recent Viano wasn’t exactly a minivan which was able to meet the expectations of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, the V-Class got a name which was already in use, before the Viano adventure. The manufacturer’s aim was to underline the distinction between these two. So, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class is a luxury, high-quality multipurpose vehicle, which offers a lot of space for both the passengers and cargo. It is certain that its commercial sibling, the Mercedes-Benz Vito will come to the U.S. to complete the palette with the Sprinter, but it’s not sure whether the 2015 V-Class will appear in the U.S. This MPV will be made in the same facility in Spain where the Vito is produced and may come together on a journey overseas.
2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Dimensions And Appearance
As for the dimensions, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class comes in three versions. While the shortest one is 192.7 inches long, a version which is 202.4 inches long has the same wheelbase, but the overall body length is increased thanks to the longer rear overhang. There is a version with longer wheelbase, whose overall length is 211.4 inches. The new V-Class is 74 inches high, so it won’t cause any troubles with parking. It will have 16-inch steel wheels as a standard, but aluminum wheels in three sizes (17″, 18″, 19″) are available as an option. The base version comes with 2+2+2 layout, while the extended one comes with 2+3+3 layout. It doesn’t look revolutionary beautiful, but as every other Mercedes-Benz, it is elegant and stylish. It looks even better with LED headlights, which are offered as an option for the first time within this particular market niche.
2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Interior
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class provides a lot of comfort inside. The manufacturer’s basic intention was to make the cabin of the V-Class sophisticated and stylish to the level of a passenger car. That way, contrary to the common minivan characteristics, the V-Class won’t have rougher and slightly unpleasant interior. The level of luxury this minivan provides is extraordinary in the segment. With ambient lighting in three colors and a lot of optional features, such as COMAND infotainment with touchscreen, climate-control and faux leather, the interior of the 2015 V-Class can be worthy of a high-quality sedan. Add various advanced safety and convenience features, like hill-start assist and trailer stabilization system, and the enjoyment in ride can’t differ from the ride in a comfortable sedan.
2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Engine Options
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class is powered by three versions of a four-cylinder 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine. The V200 standard engine generates 134 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. The V220 version delivers 161 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, while the most powerful V250 BlueTec comes with power output of 187 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission, the first two engine options are mated with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic, while the strongest one comes with a 7-speed automatic only.
Will 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Come To The U.S. At All?
Like we mentioned before, no one can say for sure that the 2015 V-Class will be available in the U.S. However, according to some rumors, which should be taken with caution, this minivan may come to the U.S. earlier than we expected. Of course, until we hear an official announcement, we can’t claim anything.