Vito, Vianno, or simply V-Class—whatever name it goes by, it is Mercedes-Benz’s take on the minivan. First seen in 1996, it has gone on to span three generations and has been the van of choice for those looking for a luxurious ride to fit their lifestyle.
But what exactly does the V-Class offer?
- It’s got flexible seating configurations that allow for up to 7 people to climb on board and travel in comfort. There are four individual seats in the first two rows and a bench seat on the third row. Moreover, the sets can be configured to accommodate a table to turn it into a mobile home or office.
- It packs the latest safety tech that includes goodies like ATTENTION ASSIST that alerts the driver if he or she is falling asleep and helps keep them alert while behind the wheel. It likewise has a plethora of airbags including thorax and windobags to protect all occupants in a crash.
- It’s got power and efficiency, thanks to its 2.1-liter Direct Injection turbodiesel motor with 163bhp and 280lb-ft of torque that’s hooked up to a 7-speed AT. While vans are not about speed, C! Tests have shown that the V220d Avantgarde can go from 0-100km/h in 10.7 seconds while still achieving 14.5km/L on the highway.
Priced from P4,390,000 for the V220d Base, going all the way to the V220 Avantgarde Extralong at P4,890,000, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class offers space, safety, performance, and luxury befitting that three-pointed star sitting proudly up front.