Mercedes-Benz V-Class facelift in Mzansi

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Mercedes-Benz has revealed its refreshed luxury V-Class MPV model, spotting minor but effective updates that include a new engine line-up.

Exterior design changes include a new front bumper with air intakes and diamond structure for the front grille, whilst the optional AMG line features diamond radiator grille with chrome pins. Four new paint colours, as well as four new light-alloy wheel designs are also available.

Amongst the new trim elements that heighten the luxury cabin’s look and feel, including optional rear passenger luxury seats with berth function, back massage and climate control. Amongst these are new air vents in a sporty turbine look as well as new dials in the instrument cluster. The trim elements in the piano lacquer, ebony wood, carbon fibre and brushed aluminium looks remain.

The engine bay has however remained untouched, with the facelift V-class still offered in the same line-up as the previous model. This means you get the entry-level 100kW/330Nm V200d, joined by a 120kW/380Nm V220d and topped off by the 140kW/440Nm V250d model. All models send drive to the rear wheels via a standard 7-speed auto transmission.

Unfortunately the infamous “Hey Mercedes” MBUX system has not been featured in the new updates but more safety and convenience features have come to the mix. These include the Active Brake Assist and Highbeam Assist Plus. Also on the cards is an AMG-Line package along with a large panoramic sliding roof.

Pricing for the facelift V-Class has been hiked up by only 3-percent from the previous model pricing. This means that the facelift model will cost you as follows:

Mercedes-Benz V200d:                                   R913 951

Mercedes-Benz V220d:                                   R955 518

Mercedes-Benz V250d:                                   R1 027 686

Mercedes-Benz V220d Avantgarde:             R1 247 819

Mercedes-Benz V250d Avantgarde:             R1 292 474

Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa is offering all V-Class facelift customers a complimentary top-up to a 6yr/100 000km maintenance plan. This is a limited special launch offer, enhancing the standard 5yr/100 000km maintenance plan.