Mercedes-Benz Vito (2015–)
- July 2014: Mercedes-Benz announces details of its new Vito
- February 2015: Pricing for new Vito announced
- November 2015: Vito Sport launched
- April 2019: Front-wheel drive and Euro6C engines added to Vito
- September 2019: Vito Sport added to model line-up
- December 2019: Mercedes-Benz Vito updated for 2019
Mercedes-Benz announces details of its new Vito
There are several versions on offer including a panel van, a crew cab van and a Tourer minibus, offered in Pro or more luxurious Select variants.
Front, rear and all-wheel drive variants are available and there are five engine choices, all of which are diesel . The 1.6-litre 109 CDI and 111 CDI have respective power outputs of 99PS and 114PS while a larger 2.1-litre engine is offered in 114 CDI, 116 CDI and 119 BlueTec forms, with outputs of 136PS, 163PS and 190PS respectively.
Transmission is a six-speed manual as standard but customers of the 114 CDI and 116 CDI can specify a 7G-Tronic automatic as an option, plus buyers of the 119 BlueTec get the 7G-Tronic as standard. Service intervals are 25,000 miles or every two years across the board.
Maximum payload is 1369kg and three lengths are offered from 4895mm to 5370mm, with a maximum height of below 2m, at 1910mm – ideal for low roofs in multi-storey car parks. Maximum permitted gross vehicle weight is up to 3200kg for rear-wheel drive models.
Pricing for new Vito announced
With three lengths, three weight variants and two turbodiesel engines in five power ratings, the Vito offers a broad range, starting from £17,855 (ex VAT) for the 109 CDI panel van Compact.
In addition to the panel van, the Vito crew van combines the advantages of a panel van with those of a crewbus. For more focus on passenger carrying, the new Tourer is available in two versions – Vito Tourer PRO and Vito Tourer SELECT, which come with eight seats (including driver) as standard and the potential to optionally specify nine seats in total.
Six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission with torque converter optional for the 114 BlueTEC and 116 BlueTEC, and standard on the 119 BlueTEC. The New Vito offers the world’s only automatic transmission with torque converter and seven gears.
Five solid colours are available as standard – Arctic White, Jupiter Red, Pebble Grey, Navy Blue and Granite Green, with a further choice of seven optional metallic colours. The interior trim is in the hard-wearing black tunja fabric as standard, with black leatherette as an option.
Vito Sport launched
Priced from £25,495 (excl VAT) for the Vito Sport 116 BlueTEC Compact van, the Vito Sport is available both in a panel van and crew van option, which offers an extra row of seats.
Exterior visual styling elements include chrome sidebars and front grille trim, unique rear model badging, front fog lamps with chrome trim, rear tailgate chrome trim, colour-coded bumpers and five-spoke alloy wheels.
Inside the Vito Sport, the driver’s environment is paramount with air-conditioning, comfort driver and single passenger seats, ‘Sport’ branded floor mats, Audio 15 infotainment system with colour screen, and tinted glass.
As standard, all Vito Sport models are pre-prepared for the use of the optional plug-in Becker MapPilot navigation system – a cost-effective way of bringing fully-integrated navigation features through the standard Auto 15 headunit and visual display.
Front-wheel drive and Euro6C engines added to Vito
Euro 6c panel van range consists of rear-wheel drive models in a choice of three engine variants: 114 CDI and 116 CDI, which are both available in a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, and 119 CDI which features an auto gearbox as standard.
The Vito crew van (RWD) Euro6c range is available with the same three engine variants as the panel van, with the 114 CDI offering a choice of manual or auto transmissions. The 116 CDI and 119 CDI will both offer an auto gearbox as standard.
The front-wheel drive Vito returns, with the introduction of a 110 CDI manual model, which will be available in a choice of panel van or crew van,
The Vito Tourer also sees the introduction of a more efficient rear-wheel drive drivetrain, which is certified to Euro 6d-temp standards, and coupled with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard.
All Vito models now include Mercedes PRO connect as standard, which offers a range of fast, efficient and cost-effective vehicle management services free-of-charge for three years, including: the emergency call system ‘eCall’; maintenance and repair management; fleet communication; theft warning; vehicle supervision; digital trip management; accident and breakdown assist; and vehicle operations.
Vito Sport added to model line-up
Vito Sport offers a choice of two lengths (L1 and L2), with 116 and 119 engines, across two different variants: Crew Van Sport 3.05T N1 and Tourer Sport 3.1T, which is available with eight seats.
The Vito Sport builds upon the spec of the Vito Crew Van Premium and the Vito Tourer Select, to add the following high specification as standard: Sports suspension (lowered 10mm); side skirts; bonnet and side sill graphics; roof rails; LED head/tail lamps; alloy wheels; Audio 40 with DAB and sat nav; leatherette upholstery; chrome interior details; centre console storage compartment; heated front seats; Highbeam Assis PLUS; automatic gearbox; headed windscreen washers; and electrical auxiliary heating.
This is all in addition to the standard metallic paint; colour-coded front and rear bumpers; chrome radiator grille; velour floor mats; heat-insulating glass; leather steering wheel and gaiter; Comfort driver’s seat with lumbar support; TEMPATIC air conditioning; heated and electrically-adjustable mirrors; cruise control; anti-theft protection package with double-lock; reversing camera with parking package, Active Parking Assist; and Headlight Assist.
The Crew Van Sport comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, while M1 Tourer Sport comes with the striking 19-inch alloys.
Priced from £37,475 ex VAT for the 116 Crew Van Sport 3.05T N1 L1 and £40,570 ex VAT for the 116 Tourer Sport 3.1T L1.
Mercedes-Benz Vito updated for 2019
The revisions coincide with the launch of three new models for the Mercedes-Benz Vito van, with buyers getting the choice of Pure, Progressive or Premium trim lines - all get automatic headlights, parking sensors, leather steering wheel and eight-way adjustable driver’s seat as standard.
The Vito in Pure trim is available on 109 CDI, 111 CDI and 114 CDI vans, with all getting a semi-autonomous parking system that automatically steers the van into a parallel or bay space when activated. Parking sensors are also included, along with electric and heated door mirrors, automatic headlights and a driver’s seat with eight-way adjustment.
The range-topping Premium level is limited to 114 CDI, 116 CDI and 119 CDI models. It adds DAB audio, air conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing camera and navigation. A vehicle alarm and double door locks are also included.
Vito load lengths are now identified as L1, L2 and L3, replacing the former Compact, Long and Extra Long nomenclature.