Published on February 1st, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


Mercedes-Benz V-Class Facelift Shown

In Malaysia, the V-Class can’t quite touch the Alphard and Vellfire. But it still has its fair share of users, especially for the brand-conscious and those with corporate tie-ups.

Well, those people will be delighted to hear that a new V-Class is on its way.

Here’s what’s new in each category:

Design and comfort

  • New presence and an impression of breadth thanks to newly designed bumper with striking cooling air intake and diamond structure of the radiator grille
  • Available as an option, the AMG Line features a new diamond radiator grille with chrome pins which both make for a still more sporty appearance
  • Four new paint colours as well as four new light-alloy wheel designs will also be available
  • There’s a new-look interior thanks to new trim elements with double stripe look, newly designed air vents in sporty turbine look and the new “tartufo” leather colour
  • Optimal luxury seats in the rear enhance the range of seats in the MPV and pamper occupants with berth function, back massage and climate control

Driving dynamics and efficiency

  • The four-cylinder OM 654 diesel with reduced emission and consumption values and further improved noise and vibration characteristics is being used for the first time in the V-Class
  • New top engine in the V 300 d with 239 hp and 500 Nm torque delivers the best values in the MPV segment . In the acceleration phase, the V 300 d can briefly deliver an additional 30 Nm of torque (“overtorque”)
  • For the first time in the V-Class, the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission will be available to increase shifting comfort and fuel efficiency

Safety and assistance systems

  • The multifaceted range of safety and assistance systems will become more comprehensive with the facelift
  • Available for the first time, Active Brake Assist can, depending on the situation, reduce the severity of a collision with a vehicle in front, stationary obstacles and pedestrians crossing the vehicle’s path (in urban traffic) or it can even prevent them from occurring altogether
  • New Highbeam Assist Plus makes it possible to drive with the main-beam headlamps permanently active and only switches to dipped-beam mode when the situation requires

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