Set to be unveiled at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, the improved Mercedes-Benz V-Class promises quite a few surprises in the areas of style, comfort and performance (yes, performance). Given that the V-Class is already a comfortable vehicle, there are a few more touches that make this MPV more inviting to potential customers.
One nifty feature is a large panoramic moonroof. The two-piece glass panel measures 1.9m by 1.12m, making it the largest one in the class. It consists of a sliding glass panel in front and a fixed section at the rear, complete with sliding rollers. These allow for customization and various light and shade options. Plus, it has a rain sensor, giving the driver and the passengers the utmost convenience and safety to meet the ever-changing weather patterns.
Another cool feature of the new V-Class is a large center console with a cooler box, LED-illuminated cupholders, and an Apple iPad holder. The cooler has a large 5L capacity that's great for keeping beverages cold. More creature comforts include two cupholders in front, USB connectors, an SD card slot, a 220V power outlet, and a 12V power port.
If you really want your V-Class to stand out, why not check out the AMG Line. While it doesn’t have any engine upgrades, the AMG Line offers buyers the chance to dress up their MPV just as they would their sports sedan or coupe. This is perfect for dads who can’t leave their sporty rides just yet.
The AMG Line gives the V-Class such niceties as a gaping front apron with large air intakes, a diamond-look mesh grille (à la A-Class and CLA AMG), side sills, a rear diffuser, and a rear lip spoiler. There are even 19-inch alloy wheels to complete the racy touch, along with a 17-inch brake system with Mercedes-Benz lettering, a sport suspension lowered by 15mm, and available agility control for even greater driving pleasure--even with the kids on board.
This being the first AMG Line offering for the V-Class, Mercedes and AMG went all out, fitting the interior with bits like carbon-fiber trim, aluminum sport pedals, and black headliner, just to name a few.
With these touches, it’s hard not to like the updated V-Class.