Vitoria/Spain. The facelift of the V-Class celebrated its premiere in January, and today the first new V-Class rolls off the production line at the Spanish Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria, the global competence center of Mercedes-Benz Vans for medium-sized vehicles. The start of production marks another milestone of the MPV’s success story, whose predecessor model has been sold around 209,000 times since its market launch in 2014.
Key facts about the new V-Class
Focal points of the facelift include a restyled and striking front-end design and the introduction of the OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine generation – with the V 300 d being the new top-power variant with 176 kW (239 hp) (combined fuel consumption 6.1-5.9 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 161-155 g/km)1. The new engine generation is even more efficient and clean and offers further improved noise and vibration characteristics.
In addition the new V-Class comes with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission for the first time as well as several safety and assistance systems meeting the latest technological level, among them Active Brake Assist. The new V-Class can be ordered in Europe since March 2019.