Mercedes-Benz India has launched the Mercedes V-Class Elite MPV, six-seater, in India at Rs 1.1 crore, ex-showroom. This is the flagship model in the V-Class line-up. V-Class Elite sits above the two V-Class variants already available in India which were launched in January 2019.
Let’s check Why Mercedes-Benz V-class Elite is worth 1.1 Crore! What Unique Features makes this MPV worth the price tag!
Design Exterior Highlights
LED Intelligent Light System
Mercedes claims it has got the lighting adapted to the driving situation.
The LED Intelligent Light System improves the vision of the driver and therefore the driving safety, as it can adjust the illumination of the road surface
LED Tail Lamps
The exit lights make getting in and out in the dark safer, more convenient and more comfortable for driver and front passenger.
Panoramic sliding sunroof (Optional)
The high-grade panoramic sliding roof lets plenty of light penetrate the vehicle interior through its large glass surface.The sliding roof can be electrically opened at the front and thus offers an additional option to let air into the vehicle. A two-part, electrical roller sunblind operates as convenient protection from the sun.
The electric folding function protects the exterior mirrors against damage when the vehicle is parked
The side-view exterior mirror are heated for free vision in cold or damp weather. They also are automatically dimmed to protect the driver from glare from following vehicles and thus improve visibility towards the rear in the dark.
Now let us check the features for the interior
Design Interior Highlights
Centre console with integrated refrigerated
The center console comes with an integrated refrigerated provision. Other than two cup holders, there is a multimedia box with two USB ports and as SD card slot, a large stowage compartment and a 3.2-litre refrigerated compartment that can accommodate two half-litre bottles. In the rear, there is a 230-V power outlet and a 12-V one, as well as a stowage compartment with ambient lighting.
Interior Design Package
The Interior Design package impresses with exclusive scopes of equipment.
Third row single seats
In the third row, there are single seats, sometimes called as captain seats. These are comfortable while on the move and flexible in the use of space.
Multifunctional Steering wheel
Adapted to the individual seating position,the 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel with trip computer impresses with its pleasant feel and excellent ergonomics.
Electric Sliding Door
The electric sliding door on the left-hand side offers additional access to the vehicle. This makes loading and unloading and getting in and out of the vehicle faster and more flexible.
Separately opening rear window in tailgate
Rear window can be opened independently of the tailgate. This feature is not so common!
THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system
V Class Elite will provide high level climate comfort for driver and front passenger
THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control increases climate comfort for the driver and passengers and makes an important contribution to driver-fitness safety, particularly when outside temperatures are high. It automatically controls temperature, airflow and air distribution in 2 climate zones, so that the driver and passengers can feel equally comfortable in their different, preferred climates. Automatic regulation of temperature, air volume and distribution in the rear is maintained.
The Mirror package uses automatically dimming mirrors and automatically folding outside mirror.
Roof lining in Porcelain/ Black colour
Roof liner is provided in a colour harmonising with the interior appointments.
The EASY-PACK tailgate can be opened and closed electrically at the touch of a button and makes it easy to load and unload the load compartment.
How comfortable can the Elite get? Let’s find out.
The comprehensive adjustment options of the luxury seats are controlled conveniently from the seat via a control panel on the inside of the armrest. The luxury seat is finished in Lugano leather and is available in 2 colours.The climatised seats enhance climate comfort for the rear passengers thanks to active ventilation of the seat as well as the separately controllable seat heating.
Burmester Surround Sound
V Class Elite comes with 15 high-performance loudspeakers from Burmester, the German manufacturer of high-end audio components. These provide maximum music enjoyment.
Stylish illumination are provided by the ambient lighting which can be selected in 3 colour shades.
12 V power outlets for seat rows in rear
The 12 V socket in the load compartment charges electrical devices with a power consumption of up to 180 W.
Driver and co-driver’s seat electrically adjustable
The electrically adjustable driver’s seat boasts comfortable adjustment options and a practical Memory function. It also applies for the co-driver’s seat.
2 cup holders for insertion in rear armrests
Practical stowage options for drinks with 2 cup holders.
Comfort overhead control panel
Illumination and glasses always within easy reach from the overhead control panel.
The V-Class supports you with its assistance and safety systems.
Safety features include:
Active Parking Assist with 360° camera
All-round view and parking assistance is provided by the active parking assist with 360 degree camera.
Adaptive brake lights (flashing emergency signal)
In the event of hard braking, the Adaptive Brake Light can warn following traffic and thus help prevent rear-end collisions.
The anticipatory occupant protection system PRE-SAFE® is already able to detect critical driving situations at an early stage and initiate protective measures in a precautionary manner
Six Airbags for safety. Window bags for driver, front passenger and rear compartment passengers
An interesting feature that alerts and warns the driver of drowsiness. This one should become a standard in all cars, considering how long the drivers spend time on the road in India,
Colours and Wheels
Mercedes Benz V class Elite will be available in 7 colours
STEEL BLUE, SELENITE GREY, GRAPHITE GREY DARK, BRILLIANT SILVER,OBSIDIAN BLACK, CAVANSITE BLUE and ROCK CRYSTAL WHITE
3 Alloy Options
The V Class Elite comes with three alloy options.
43.2 cm (17-inch) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels as standard
45.7 cm (18-inch) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels optional 2 design options
Elite provides two options in seat upholstery – Nappa Leather – Black and Silk Beige
Double stripe-look trim elements makes the interior look plush.
What are your views about Elite? Do you think this one deserves the pricing that it is launched with? Which one is your favourite feature and which one feature is missing that you were looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below. We look forward to hearing your views.