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Frankfurt 2017 Preview: Mercedes-Benz rolls out new V-Class variants


Rise, Limited Edition expand 2018 Mercedes-Benz V-Class range

Aside from the release of new and updated cars, Mercedes-Benz has updated the V-Class van range with the introduction of two new variants. The two variants joining the lineup are the Limited and Rise models, which is said to further expand customer configuration options for the said van. Mercedes-Benz says that the Rise variant caters to the commercial vehicle market while the Limited Edition adds more luxuries to the V-Class.

In essence, the V-Class Rise packs in more safety equipment and connectivity features to the entry-level model. V-Class Rise variants come standard with Crosswind Assist, Attention Assist, tire pressure monitoring system, an enhanced infotainment system and Mercedes Me connected services, on top of front, side and curtain airbags and stability control. Options include Pre-Safe, Collision Prevention Assist, and Lane Keeping Assist.


There are two variants for the V-Class Rise models, both of which are powered by 2.0-liter turbodiesels. The range starts with the V200d with 136 PS and 330 Nm of torque. Serving as the more powerful option is the V220d which puts out 163 PS and 380 Nm of torque. V200d and V220d Rise models are available in short and long wheelbase bodies.

Moving to the Limited Edition, Mercedes-Benz will only be producing 1,500 examples of these vans. All the Limited Edition V-Class units are draped in Designo hyacinth red metallic, a color unique to this model. On top of that, the Night Package option brings in high-sheen black 18-inch alloy wheels, obsidian black metallic exterior mirror casings, grill trim with black louvres and chrome inserts as well as black tinted windows in the rear.

The Limited edition can be paired with Avantgarde or Exclusive trim levels, in standard, long or extra long wheelbase guises. Opt for the Night package and it can be combined with the AMG Line and the Avantgarde Exterior Sports Package and adds black-painted inserts in the front apron air intakes.

Engine options are the same as the ones in the Rise model but includes the option of 4Matic all-wheel drive and a more powerful V250d variant. Still powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel, the V250d's engine doles out 190 PS and 440 Nm of torque.

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