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Old 01-30-2014, 10:28 PM
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Mercedes has officially unveiled the 2014 V-Class in Munich, Germany.

Designed to be the first van you'd actually want to own, the model replaces the Viano and adopts an upscale design that borrows cues from the C-, E- and S-Class. Starting up front, there's a prominent grille that is flanked by LED-infused headlights. Moving further back, we can see sculpted bodywork, an upward sweeping shoulder line and protruding wheel arches.

The upscale styling continues in the cabin as the model can be equipped with premium leather upholstery, wood trim, individual rear seats and rear center consoles. Other notable highlights include ambient lighting, metallic accents and a freestanding COMAND display.

Under the hood, the entry-level 200 CDI has a 2.1-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 136 HP (100 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque. Moving up the 220 CDI rewards owners with 163 HP (120 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. Last but not least, the 250 BlueTec produces 190 HP (140 kW) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque.

Since the van was designed to appeal to a variety of customers, it is highly customizable and can be ordered with a short or long wheelbase (3,200 mm or 3,430 mm). The model will also be available in three different lengths ranging from 4,895mm to 5,370mm.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:42 PM
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Wow, really nice.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:09 AM
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its got a rear window hatch. interesting device.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:26 AM
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Are you all serious about this looking good? To me this looks like a SsangYong rebadge with a decent looking interieur putted in. This is honestly raping my eyes.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:33 AM
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Probably not Ssangyong bad, but it's a van, and that really says it all. Design is no target. That said, I do prefer both the VW T5 as well as the new Ford Transit over this, which does look like a reskin of the previous model.

That opening rear window makes probably little sense, given it's probably still quite heavy, leaves (given the car's size) ridiculously high inner load sill and is unlikely to have a power opening option, unlike the rear hatch (I guess it is available).
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:55 PM
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Damn that looks awesome. V class/Viano just went up a notch =)

Still I have a few questions though:

1) What's the size of the engine bay?
Can it accommodate 6 cylinder engines or more?

2) Will there be an AMG version? Or will it be 100% Diesel-only?

3) If the V-class will strictly be 100% diesel-only lineup, then will the V250 Bluetec be sufficient enough for American standards (since MB is eyeing a US launch for the car)? Or is it lacking? (given that something like this would need more than 200 HP to satisfy American tastes)
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:26 PM
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That looks awesome for a van. The S class face works oddly well, and dat interior...
It's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:25 PM
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This is indeed a great van. Interior, especially. Vans are notorious for having interiors that will keep you entertained for a nanosecond or less. This van is a standout. It's a shame that I will probably never see one in the States.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:38 PM
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Does anyone know why the driver's side door has an odd cutline? the front passenger door doesn't.

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Old 01-31-2014, 10:52 PM
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It does look good, but the rear window feels a bit too low but overall quite good.
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