The Mercedes-Benz V Class answers the call when needing to move multiple passengers in sumptuous luxury and style.
by SHAWN DONOVAN BRETT
*Prices accurate at the time of publishing – Gay Pages Summer 2020 Edition 97
ith a 7-seater configuration as standard, made up of a 3-seater rear bench and 2 individual seats, there is ample space for a group trip to the local Woolies. However 8-seater configurations are available too.
In Exclusive trim, additional features such as a sliding panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view camera will be fitted as standard.
Key standard features for the V300d include 19-inch alloy wheels, front and rear climate control air conditioning, integrated navigation, front and rear park distance control, a rear-view camera, cruise control, multi-function steering wheel and electronically operated side mirrors and windows. The list of features proves to be as long as the vehicle itself.
This face-lifted V300d not only continues to please the eye, along with a breath of AMG influence in the design department, Mercedes-Benz has upped the ante and improved on performance and power.
Unlike its other V-Class siblings (which are powered by a maturing 2,1-litre turbodiesel engine), the V300d is fitted with Mercedes’ new OM 654 2,0-litre turbodiesel tuned to deliver 176kW and 500Nm and is equipped with a silky smooth, ready-to-pounce 9-speed automatic transmission.
Despite the size of the car, the V-Class proved to be easily manoeuvrable with the aid of an impressive arsenal of parking cameras and sensors.
The V-Class proves to be a luxurious hotel room on wheels.