The roomy sedan with the star that is the Mercedes V Class
The V-Class for Europe tour packages offers plenty of space combined with luxurious high-end saloon car features, making it a step beyond the typical crop of people carriers. The two enormous automatic sliding doors make it really simple to enter the back, which is a huge benefit when you need to open them on a crowded street or in a tight parking space. It has ample space and can accommodate much large luggage. The V-Class is the only car in this class that genuinely reflects the Mercedes sense of style, combining comfort and elegance on a grand scale.
It is perfect for usage as a VIP shuttle and a lavish haven of comfort on lengthy excursions.
It resembles a windowed van
There is no getting around the fact that this third generation of MPV is van-based, sharing its underpinnings and much of its bodywork and mechanical accessories with the modest Vito commercial vehicle, even if the V-Class is offered by Mercedes' car division (and dealerships).
However, the most recent model has been differentiated more than ever before so that it seems more car-like, in contrast to the first-generation V-Class and the Viano that came before this iteration.
Although its chamfered corners make it appear as though it might have been squeezed out of a tube when contrasted to its most direct opponent, the sharper-edged Volkswagen Caravelle, there is nothing that can be done to obscure its van-like roots. The cabin, at least, has a suitably upscale feel.
With a swoopy dashboard accented by circular air vents and Merc's recognizable tablet-like multimedia screen sitting proud of the faux carbon-fiber appliqué, it looks like the C-Class up front.
The multimedia control module with a rotary and touchpad is located below, and the other switchgear is appropriately well-engineered and comfortingly recognizable.
There is room for five adults in the rear compartment, which is accessible by two electrically operated sliding doors (controls for which are on the doors themselves, the pillars directly behind the front passengers' heads, within the multimedia controller pod, and on the key), it’s suitable for a package tour to Europe.
There would typically be two benches with seating for six back there, but because it was a free upgrade when ordering a V-Class, I opted for two captains' chairs and a pop-up table instead.
Despite the ceiling slightly tapering at this stage, the van-like dimensions allow tall passengers to sit comfortably even in row three, and the middle pair of seats can be configured as a lounge or unclipped to face the direction of travel.
The extra long body has a longer wheelbase than the two shorter V-Classes, measuring 5.37m from nose to tail, however, this is more for the benefit of the boot than the comfort of the passengers. There are 1,410 liters of capacity when all seven seats are occupied; this increases to a, um, van-like 4,630 liters when all seats but the front pair are removed.
- Professional Driver: the best drivers are chosen by hand to fulfill our rigorous criteria. Beyond being a driver, each person is so much more.
- Comfort and Style: The V-class comfortably accommodates eight adults, six check-in luggage, and six large suitcases.
- Water in Bottles: All of our chauffeured automobiles include free water in bottles for each passenger.
Security, comfort, and dependability
We think that regular preventative maintenance increases safety and reliability. We take this responsibility very seriously, thus we diligently and routinely examine all of our vehicles to reduce roadside emergencies. We can't claim sole responsibility; the most recent V-Class safety features also play a role.
- Blind-spot surveillance
- Warning for Imminent Collision
- Radar-based Safety Remote assistance
- Automated front Lane-departure Warning for Emergency Braking
- modern extra-long reclining seats for the V-Class
- Sliding electric doors
- Clear Glasses
- Freezer Ambient Lighting 4G WiFi Cool Box for Vehicles