The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is the latest Benz to undergo its mid-life upgrade.
The 2019 V-Class a broader appearance and an even stronger visual presence thanks to its new front end. This comes courtesy of a new bumper design with striking cooling air inlets and a new diamond structure in the radiator grille. The Mercedes star is positioned centrally in the radiator grille and framed by two slats in silver. New paint colours such as graphite grey metallic expand the spectrum of the well-received black/white tones, while some newly designed alloy wheels add some much-needed aggression.
On the inside the V-Class features new air vents in a sportier turbine look as well as new dials in the instrument cluster. The new upholstery and equipment colour tartufo nappa leather makes a modern and elegant statement. With Lugano leather and nappa leather (nappa leather comes as standard), each are available in black and silk beige. The trim elements in ebony wood, carbon fibre and brushed aluminium looks remain.
As part of the facelift, rear passengers can enjoy an especially comfortable space. The luxury seats for the first row of seats are a real treat and, just like in the S-Class, they offer a fully reclining function, back massage and climatisation (standard with the Exclusive line).
The V-Class will be equipped with a four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, delivering up to 176kW and 500Nm of torque. Mercedes say it will sprint to 100km/h in 7.9 second and on to a top speed of more than 200km/h.
All engine variants of the new V-Class are equipped as standard with rear-wheel drive.
No South African release date has been set.