Ignore the badges on the back, our car rolled off the production line just at the turning point where the V-Class adopted Mercedes-Benz’s latest nomenclature. So forget that you saw the ‘BlueTec’ badging, and instead replace it with a simple ‘d’. Here we have the latest V-Class, which is the third generation of a vehicle that is based upon the Vito van, but poshed up so that it becomes akin to the Rolls-Royce of MPVs. And with this latest iteration, Mercedes-Benz engineers have gone all out to distance the vehicle from its humble white van man roots.
You can read the full report on this Mercedes-Benz in the November 2015 issue of Diesel Car. Order the issue by clicking here.
Hugely spacious and business-class-like luxury. Generously proportioned luggage space. Lots of space for oddments. Great image. Easy to manoeuvre, with enormous door mirrors, self parking and camera.
Eye watering price tag. Infotainment screen doesnít have touch functionality. Key slot is oddly located on the left-hand-side of the dashboard. No option for V6 power.