Mercedes-Benz is known for applying the AMG performance treatment for most of their models. From the entry level A-Class up until the flagship S-Class, there is an high-performance AMG variant for almost each model. However, that has not been the case for vans, specifcally the Vito or V-Class as we call it locally.
In fact, that will likely remain the case, as Mercedes has no plans of introducing one. However, the German automaker did try to add a sportier vibe to the Vito by introducing the new Sport Line. It adds more show for the boxy van and is available in multiple configurations, be it Panel Van, Mixed or Tourer.
Rather than increase power figures, the Vito Sport Line comes with a new appearance package. Noticeably, there is a new front bumper with a more aggressive looking lower air intake. Together with that is a new chrome-plated radiator grill, new body-colored side skirts and 18-inch wheels. Racing stripes then complete the external makeover. The van's suspension has also been upgrade to give it a sportier handling.
Inside, the seats have been finished in black leather to contrast the chrome interior bits. Meanwhile, the steering wheel and gear lever have also been wrapped in the same leather. Optional upgrades for the include 19-inch wheels and all-wheel drive.
As Mercedes-Benz will not likely drop an AMG-tuned engine into a Vito anytime soon, this Sport Line may be the sportiest van in their line up for the time being.