Well, maybe too rashly called this car is that way, but you could be out of our today’s review, we agree with the title of this article.
In any case, we will begin acquaintance with this wonderful minivan. Although many met with him at the end of January this year, when Mercedes organized the official presentation of the 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class year in their home country, Germany. But then the view was only available to the local public and local journalists. But access to the new product opened at the Geneva Motor Show, which was held in March this year.
In many ways, we are interested in this car also because the Russian market is one of the first, which began to import 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class. At the same time, we recall that the data minivan manufacturer wants to somehow make amends for his failure, which occurred on the basis of sales of the latest generation of Viano and minivan crossover R-class. Marketability of the two cars was very low than surprised by not only the public, but also of the manufacturer from Germany in the first place. By the way, even in a market where cars like these, that is, in the United States, was able to sell much less than the planned number of cars.
Well, apparently, Mercedes has corrected the mistakes of the past, and brought changes in the form of the release of this minivan. Let’s examine it in detail, and will make a decision – whether he is really as good as they say.
This component of the new product has a number of advantages and benefits. Actually, due to them we can already say with 80 percent certainty that the minivan will surpass its failed predecessors.
Designers worked as it should, creating a stylish, modern and even more sporty body, which perfectly fit into the family of modern Mercedes cars. Yes, and photo and video materials is noticeable to the naked eye.
The front end, in particular, attracts attention due to the three-level optics. Each headlamp involved thirty four LEDs, optics and generally produces a great light, provides a high level of visibility at night and in the fog. Unfortunately, for the LED optics have to pay separately, because it is not provided in the database.
In this case the headlights, hood, beautiful bumper provide a high level aerodynamics, and generally create a feeling like it’s not a minivan, and a sedan or a coupe. It adds beauty of the front of the massive but harmonious trim grille and corporate icon is the German automaker on it.
Sideways see a big, efficient and effective door mirrors, larger wheel arches, elegant vyshtampovki on deryah small but perfect aerodynamic hood. Due to these parts could create a sporty appearance and looking design.
Behind, as expected, it is a large, almost the entire aft portion of the door in front of us. But the bumper designers prefer to make a compact, and in addition to the established image of the vertical marker lights.
It is important to note that the 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class will be available in various wheelbases variations – from 3200 to 3430 millimeters. There will also be different, and body length – 5370, 5140 and 4895 millimeters. W through this buyers can choose the best option for themselves.
In the basic version, 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class year will come as a six-seater car. Thus, if desired, can be increased, reduced. For individual seats can be placed instead of the sofa chair. Of course, depending on the layout of the cabin, and will change the amount of luggage.
Inside the new minivan it looks amazing. Here and new finishing materials, modern layout, a variety of entertainment options. Seat upholstery made of genuine leather and the front panel – imitation. To finish center console, door panel and other interior elements using aluminum and polished wood. Also inside you will be pleasantly surprised by the backlight based on light-emitting diodes.
As for planting in the cabin, the front seats all the standard – two side doors. But in the back row, you can sit in different ways, depending on the chosen modifications. In the basic version installed one sliding door on the left side, but the customer can order it on the right and supplement them electrically.
Behind the wheel offers stunning views of the non-traditional minivans dashboard, which consists of two large dials and multifunction display. Baffles climate system performed in the so-called aviation style. To control multimedia complex in the center console has a special joystick. Of course, a leather steering wheel and has a number of built-in controls.
The driver and passenger seats are very comfortable and offer good lateral support and are regulated by the drive. Behind sit less comfortably. Moreover, the back row is more like business class airplane cabin than a car.
vehicle equipment level Mercedes V-Class year is incredibly high. Here you can get a lot of useful and necessary in the database, and add ingredients through the purchase of options. So, for the minivan has a complete set of elements:
- three-zone climate control
- Touch color displays at 17.8 and 21.3 inches
- audio system with different levels layout
- Acoustics at 640 watts and 16 speakers
- adaptive cruise control with automatic braking function
- Assist to park and exit the parking space
- Rear View Camera
- for road signs and markings tracking system
- for dead zones tracking system
- Driver condition monitoring system
- front seats swivel function to the outside and the inside of the passenger compartment 50 and 180 degrees, respectively,
- a full range of security systems, etc.
To list all the available options in the database and for a fee does not make sense. It will take a lot of time. Suffice it to say that the package from 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class at the highest level, and to find an equal in the minivan segment is not possible. There is no yet a minivan that would be just perfect and stuffed with, as a creation of the Mercedes company.
We have almost all talked about the novelty, and there are only sound technical parameters. But without clear that unique car Mercedes made. Because I wonder how much this will cost uniqueness.
For Europe, the Germans voiced the price of 42,900 euros for the basic version. In principle, looks quite good. In addition, given the level of equipment in the database. As for the domestic, that is, the Russian market, there wanting to become the owner of a luxury minivan will have to part with more than two million rubles. It was the sum will manage the car. If you buy the full equipment with all the assists and multimedia complex for rear passengers, then the price will step beyond the 2 million rubles.
Is it the car that kind of money? And how. But and if you are not prepared to pay so much, then you should pay attention to the model of the third generation Vito, which was officially presented at the end of this summer.
But about the technical characteristics of the minivan 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class do not have to speak at length, because there is presented only one motor. However, it may not be so simple. And you’re right. After all, this engine is available in three different versions.
At the heart of the engine compartment is 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. Its three versions of those:
- Power of 136 horsepower with a torque of 330 Nm.
- Power of 163 horsepower with a torque of 380 Nm.
- Power of 190 horsepower with a torque of 440 Nm.
The weakest engine accelerates the two-ton minivan to the level of one hundred kilometers per hour on the speedometer for 13.8 seconds. Himself same powerful motor it will take only 9.1 seconds.
As for transmissions, the two less powerful engine can be taken in tandem with a six-speed mechanics or semidiapazonnym machine. The top engine is only paired with a gun.
It is worth noting that the engines in the Mercedes turned out surprisingly good. Of course, when developing advanced technology involved. The result has been achieved and appropriate indicators flow. Given the fact that the weight of the car may be more than two tons, the rate 5,7-6,1 liters per one hundred kilometers of distance traveled in the combined cycle looks strikingly low.
What can we say about this minivan. Lots of. But still we try to bring a brief summary. In addition, topical reviews of the owners will be able to tell you about many things.
Now, Mercedes has made a huge step forward for themselves and the entire minivan segment. Now, other manufacturers will have to tighten as it should, so try not to surpass, but at least closer to a new generation of V-class.
As much as it may sound loud, but we have seen a new era of cars, minivans new understanding, a new perception of this segment in our market. It is obvious that with such quality indicators, with equipment, with such high-tech solutions, economic and efficient engines, like the 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, the popularity of news to be prohibitive. And the price is attractive. And so we wait for the results of sales and at least the first year. These figures really want to take a look as soon as possible.