Mercedes-Benz Vito (2003–2015)
- June 2007: Vito Sport-X launched
- December 2007: Improved warranty introduced
- November 2008: Vito Sport-X Blue introduced
- July 2010: Mercedes launches new generation of Vito
- July 2010
- February 2012
Vito Sport-X launched
The Vito Sport-X is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine which is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and developes 204PS. That’s sufficient for a 0-60mph time of 8.3 seconds and a maximum speed of 122mph. It has the looks to match thanks to Brabus. The renowned tuning and body styling specialist, has added its 18-inch Monoblock-S alloy wheels and a deep front spoiler with integrated foglamps.
Improved warranty introduced
Mercedes-Benz extended the manufacturer’s warranty and launched a new Sport model. All Vitos registered from January 1 2008 qualified for a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty. This replaced the previous warranty, which was limited to 125,000 miles, and brings the Vito into line with Sprinter.
The new Vito Sport 115CDI was also launched and includes cruise control, air-conditioning, a leather steering wheel and electric windows, as well as exterior features such as 17-inch alloy wheels with low-profile tyres, fog lights, metallic paint and extensive chrome trim.
Vito Sport-X Blue introduced
It gets 18-inch alloy wheels and a deep front air dam with integrated spotlights, by renowned tuning house Brabus, and drips with chrome trim, including polished side rails with integrated steps. Inside, the luxury theme continues with a soft-feel instrument panel with Silverstone trim, a multi-function steering wheel, a COMAND combined radio, navigation and CD system with six-disc multi-changer, leather-trimmed seats, steering wheel and gear lever, cruise control and air-conditioning. Just 58 are built.
Mercedes launches new generation of Vito
A major update of the second generation model introduced in 2003, new engines offer BlueEfficiency technology to cut emissions and save fuel, while all engines now meet Euro 5 emissions standards. The interior of the model has simpler controls and a new colour concept. The quality feel of the passenger compartment has been improved.
Vito E-Cell is introduced with battery power and electric motor for emissions-free driving. E-Cell has 80-mile range and same load capacity and payload as standard diesel model.
The Vito E-Cell now qualifies for the government’s Plug-In Van Grant that reduces costs by 20 per cent.