Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the 2014 V-Class in Munich, Germany as a replacement for the Viano. The van looks far more premium than the outgoing model and it adopts several styling cues from the C-, E- and S-Class models. It adopts a prominent front grille flanked by LED-infused headlights, while on the sides we notice the protruding wheel arches and the sculpted bodywork. Inside the cabin there’s upscale leather upholstery, individual rear seats, an elegant wood trim and rear center consoles. Other goodies worth mentioning would have to be the freestanding COMAND display, metallic accents and ambient lightning.
The V200 CDI will serve as the base model powered by a 4-cylinder, 2.1-liter engine rated at 136 HP and 330 Nm. Opt for the V220 CDI and you get 163 HP / 380 Nm while the V250 BlueTec packs 190 HP and 440 Nm. Customers will be able to order the V-Class with either a 3200mm or a 3430mm wheelbase as well as in three different overall lengths ranging from 4895mm to 5370mm.