Mercedes-Benz Viano (2003–2015)

Model History

April 2003

Viano launched

Replaces Vito based V-Class. Built in same plant at Vitoria Spain, the Viano comes in two lengths 4,748mm and 5,223mm with familiar 88bhp and 150bhp 2.2 CDI diesel or 190bhp or 218bhp petrol V6.

ABS, ASR, etc. all standard. Proper three point belts for all passengers. Will benefit from quality improvements to V Class over the years.

March 2008

Viano X-CLUSIVE special model announced

The interior pampers passengers with an extremely high standard of comfort. Features include soft carpeting, six leather-upholstered individual seats, which can be arranged to face each other in the rear, a multifunction steering wheel, plus leather trim for the shift lever and parts of the door panelling.

Powered exclusively by high performance six-cylinder engines developing 150 kW/204 hp or 190 kW/258 hp. Power is transferred to the wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission.

March 2011

New Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde Edition 125

launched The new Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde Edition 125 combines an unmistakeable exterior look with selected equipment and appointments and a dynamic drive system, making it the top model in its class. The Edition 125 of the Viano Avantgarde represents the perfect blend of MPV, saloon and sports car.

The look of the Viano Avantgarde’s Edition 125 is certainly nothing for wallflowers; it symbolises the avant-garde in its class. It is shod in exquisite 16-spoke high-sheen 8J x 19 light-alloy wheels, whilst the high-gloss chromed exterior mirror housings plus side skirts and chrome trim on the front bumper and chromed rear trim on the tailgate highlight the special styling. The model is available in the metallic paintwork variants obsidian black or brilliant silver.

The stylish look continues in the interior: the driver and front passenger will feel at home on seats that are as comfortable as they are sporty, featuring the finest leather cover with a piping design, plus increased lateral support. Customers can choose from “Lugano” leather or the new exclusive “Twin DINAMICA” microfibre surface. The cockpit is equally impressive, with its white scale illumination for the instruments, and sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs.

The decorative strips have a black or brown burr-walnut look. There are four individual seats for the passengers in the rear and these also feature leather covers with a piping design, and are both stylish and comfortable. These seats, too, boast special padding with increased lateral support. The inserts in the side trim panels are also in leather, whilst the decorative strips sport a burr-walnut look. The individual seats mounted on rails can be moved in 25-mm steps and include integral three-point seat belts, height-adjustable head restraints and adjustable armrests.

The dynamic drive system featuring V6 engines from Mercedes-Benz is the perfect match for the Viano Avantgarde Edition 125’s sporty appearance. The units are unique in this vehicle class: the V6 CDI 3.0 with an output of 224 hp and its extraordinary traction of 440 Nm combines power with consideration for the environment. BlueEFFICIENCY technology improves fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions returning 33.2 mpg – a very respectable figure in view of the vehicle size and performance. The V6 petrol engine which is available as an alternative has a displacement of 3.5 l and achieves 258 hp, blending its torquey temperament with extremely smooth running characteristics.

Performance reaches a unique level in both variants. The V6 CDI 3.0 accelerates to 62 mph in only 9.1 seconds and achieves a top speed of 125 mph. For the V6 3.5 the figures are 10.4 s and 135 mph.

Power transmission to the rear axle is via an automatic transmission. The Viano was already characterised by its high degree of handling safety and comfortable suspension, and it has now been particularly sportily tuned especially for the Edition 125 of its Avantgarde model, meeting the most discerning of standards when it comes to driving dynamics.

The Edition 125 of the Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde is available from the spring in two different lengths: “compact” and “long”.

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