Mercedes-Benz V-Class Gets a Stunning Makeover for 2023
The Mercedes-Benz V-Class has been around for eight years now as a replacement for the ageing Viano.
The reality is that the Mercedes-Benz V-Class has been meticulously designed, transforming it into a business-class express model that delivers a luxurious experience at a substantial price tag.
Since then, it has seen continuous improvements ensuring it retains its fresh stance.
Since then, continuous enhancements have been made, ensuring it retains measurable value.
For the 2023 model year, Mercedes-Benz is giving the V-Class range a major makeover that hands the people's mover an even plushier interior as well as a sharpened premium character. The new V-Class comes in four trim levels: Base, Style, Avantgarde, and Exclusive. Additionally, design packages such as the AMG Line and Night package are available as options.
Aesthetically, many will agree that the new V-Class looks sharper and more characterful. This is thanks to a striking radiator grille and LED light. For the first time, the range-topping Exclusive model gets a Mercedes star on the bonnet.
Depending on the model, the new V-Class can be fitted with adaptive multibeam LED headlights for an added touch of style. The rear features a redesigned bumper and LED lights with darkened contours. There's a new chrome strip with the Mercedes-Benz lettering at the back.
A set of 17-, 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels as well as five new exterior paint options are part of the upgrades.
The new interior isn't short on style as much as digitisation is a serious topic of discussion at Merc. That said, the refreshed V-Class comes with a redesigned instrument panel that incorporates two 12.3-inch widescreen displays, new stylish air vents and a new steering wheel with capacitive hands-off recognition.
As an option, the V-Class can be fitted with a wireless charging pad in the centre console, a keyless start function, a heated steering wheel, and new dimmed rear lighting.
Like before, the new V-Class can seat six to eight passengers, depending on the configuration.
Regarding powertrains, Mercedes-Benz doesn't make mention of anything but we reckon the new V-Class could soldier on with its 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel powerhouse that pumps out 174kW and 550Nm in the case of the flagship V300d or 140kW/440Nm in the mid-range V250d. The V220d pushes out 120kW and 380Nm.
All models employ a 9GTronic automatic transmission as standard.
The refresh also applies to the fully-electric EQV, which also gets the same updates as its ICE counterpart. Sadly, Mercedes-Benz hasn't provided any details regarding its powertrain specifications.
As a side note, the current EQV features a single, front-mounted electric motor with 150kW and 365Nm that's fed power by a 90kWh battery pack and a claimed electric range of 402km.
Since it arrived in 2015, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class has been a popular people carrier that's filled to the brim with high-end features. This year's major overhaul has once again given the MPV a fresh whiff of life.
The local arm of the German marque hasn't released any information about availability, but initial reports suggest a potential 2024 launch for the refreshed V-Class.