By Theodore Opara

WESTSTAR Associateshas demonstrated that it is well prepared to offer its numerous customers in Nigeria a complete range of Mercedes Benz products. The Mercedes Benz sole representative in Nigeria is offering full range of Mercedes Benz products to its customers, including Sedans, Sport Utility Vehicles, vans and trucks of various sizes.

One of the products the company added to its line-up is Mercedes Benz V-Class van, an ideal vehicle for families and business people who want to travel in comfort.

According to Mr. Mirko Plath, the V-Class multi-purpose van stands out in its class with luxury amenities like never seen before.

Interior of Mercedes Benz V-Class.

He said “The V-Class is luxury personified, a role model, and an outstanding van when it comes to safety, driveability and luxury. “The Mercedes Benz V-Class is a real eye- catcher perfected down to the very last details. Whether you are on tour with your whole family or going on a business trip with full load of passengers and  luggages, the class is trusted to take you to your destination in grand style.’

Introduced in 2004 and now in its third generation, the V-Class comes with option of engine including V200, V220 and V250.

7G-Tiptronic Plus transmission as standard

The new V. Class comes with a 2.1litre four-cylinder engine 136 horsepower and 244 pound-feet of torque for the V200 CDI, 163 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque for the V220 CDI, and 190 horsepower, and 325 pound-feet of torque for the range-topping V250 BlueTEC.

The V200 and V220 each come with n ECO Gear six speed manual transmission while the V250 BlueTEC comes with a 7G-Tiptronic Plus transmission as standard. The wide-gear ratio range and finely-graduated gears reduce the leaps sin revs when changing gear, leading to comfortable  gear-changing and better fuel economy. The new V-Class is uniquely styled with new front and rear bumpers, which gives it a beautiful presence on the road.

The V-Class offers a uniquely varied interior concept while giving you an impressive driving experience. The dashboard is one of the most elegant dashboards seen in a van. The top half of the dashboard can be dressed in faux leather with accent stitching.

The ambient lighting separating the two dash sections creates a relaxing ambience that draws away from the busy centre console. The most prominent feature of the console is the freestanding display screen. This can be controlled by a touchpad that recognises a variety of finger movements like scrolling, swiping and zooming.  The V-class is available with seven seats though it can be upgradable to eight seats if you need even more room for passengers. There is ample space for whatever you might need to take with you.

The separately-opening rear window (standard in the V-class Avant garde is one of its features, thus making loading and unloading of luggage nothing but child’s play.  The range of equipment features for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class continues to grow. With an incomparably high level of exclusive equipment and appointments, it raises style, comfort and functionality of the V-Class to an even higher level and marks the pinnacle of the popular model series.

Mercedes-Benz Vans thus underscores the redefinition of the MPV.

From the exterior, the newly styled front bumper features a very different take on the air intakes. The side sills are also more pronounced, which is an improvement from the almost non-existent ones on the standard V-Class. Even the rear bumper gets a new styling. The addition of a new lip spoiler and a new set of 19-inch light alloy wheels complete the exterior AMG makeover of the V-Class.

The new V-Class AMG Line package takes it up to the next level with its own set of updates. The silver chrome air vents, carbon-fiber-look trim, and black headliner are all part of the package. Some major optional extras include a new centre  comfort system with a chiller compartment, LED-illuminated thermo-cup holders, two iPad holders in the rear, and the largest panoramic roof in the mid -size van segment, measuring 6.23 feet x 3.67 feet.

The Assistance and Safety systems in the new V-Class optimally support the driver in all driving systems, therefore making it the trendsetter of its class. Such systems include Active Parking Assist, or the Driving Assistance package with Collision Prevention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Pre-Safe. The new V-Class maximises driving dynamics and comfort, thus yielding one-of-a-kind efficiency that meets high performance.


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