The 2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class van range has been broadened in Australia with the introduction of a mid-spec V 220 BlueTec.
Utilising the same engine as the $56,380 and more spartan Valente, the V 220 scores a 2.1-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder that churns out 120kW of power and 380Nm of torque, mated to a seven-speed automatic.
At $74,990, it gives customers a lower entry point than the V 250, which has a 140kW/440Nm version of the same engine.
For the outlay, you get 17-inch alloys, 7.0-inch infotainment screen and touchpad, Audio 20 sound system, reverse camera, leather seats and trim, and driver assist technologies which include lane keep assist, active parking assist, collision prevention assist and attention assist. There are four switchable drive modes, which Mercedes-Benz says is a class first.
The V 250 Avantgarde adds 18-inch alloys, exterior sports pack, roof rails, surround-view camera, LED lights and a 15-speaker Burmeister sound system upgrade. Sabine Wagner, Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia senior manager said:
“V220 provides a solution for customers who don’t need the same level of power and features provided by the V250 Avantgarde, but still require the combination of seating for up to eight with the exemplary functionality and typical strengths of Mercedes-Benz vehicles – from quality to comfort, efficient driving pleasure and safety.”
The V 220 is on sale now. See below for starting prices for the lineup (excluding on-roads):
2017 Mercedes-Benz Valente BlueTec – $58,100
2017 Mercedes-Benz V 220 BlueTec – $74,990
2017 Mercedes-Benz V 250 BlueTec Avantgarde – $87,200
Note: Overseas V 250 shown