The Mercedes V-Class is an extremely capable van and now Mercedes has refreshed it with some new kit. The refreshed Mercedes V-Class doesn’t look all that different from its earlier models.The main exterior visual update comes by way of a new front bumper that makes the whole thing look a bit wider. There are multiple design lines available to add additional flair. These include an AMG Line upgrade that adds AMG’s flashy “diamond” grille design, along with unique wheels.
There are small changes to the interior where the V-Class has redesigned air vents and new trim. There are lots of new options, too, and users can add lots of luxury to the van.
The interior keeps its design pretty close to other new-ish Mercedes-Benz models, with a flowing center console that houses delicate switch gear and the rotary controller for the infotainment system. The V-Class adopts the same “turbine”-style HVAC vents as other Mercedes vehicles, and the instrument cluster has some new gauges to take in.
The new front end makes the V-Class appear wider by incorporating a broad inlet in the lower fascia. Bracket-shaped chrome trim gives the piece a visual flourish. An optional AMG Line package adds a shiny, single-bar grille and a fascia with three intakes to allow the van a sportier look.
Drivers should have a more comfortable time behind the wheel thanks to new assistance tech. Optional Active Brake Assist initially makes an audible warning before automatically stopping the van. There’s also the Highbeam Assist Plus for automatically dipping the lights when necessary.
Mercedes also updates the powertrain range by introducing the new V300d model. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel produces 236 bhp and 369 pound-feet of torque. During hard acceleration, the power-plant enters an overboost phase to increase torque by an extra 22 lb-ft. It comes with a nine-speed automatic and standard rear-wheel drive, although all-wheel drive is an option.