Mercedes V-Class 4MATIC - Press Release


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Mercedes V-Class 4MATIC - Press Release
  • 1. The new V­Classwith permanent all­wheeldrive: V­Class4MATIC celebrates its debut atthe Paris Motor Show● V 250 BlueTEC with 4MATIC all­wheeldrive available to order from December● Extremely efficient, exemplarily safe and superbly comfortableStuttgart. In early October, Mercedes­Benzwill present its V­Classwith 4MATIC all­wheeldrivefor the first time at the Paris Motor Show. The V 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC will be available to orderfrom dealers starting in December 2014. Mercedes­Benzis thus adding an all­wheeldrivevariant to its new V­Classmodel range.V 250 BlueTEC with 4MATIC all­wheeldrive available to order from DecemberThe 4MATIC system, already proven in many Mercedes­Benzpassenger car models, providespalpably more traction and driving stability in all driving conditions. Regardless of whether it's ona pot­holedstreet, a muddy track or a snowy or icy road – the V 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC copeseffortlessly with every driving surface. The all­wheeldrive also improves the way the vehicle pullsaway and accelerates, particularly on poor surfaces or in bad weather.The 4MATIC permanent all­wheeldrive system is based on the proven 4ETS Electronic TractionSystem working together with the Electronic Stability Program (ESP)®. 4ETS distributes powerto the front and rear axle in a 45:55 ratio. If one or more wheels lose traction, 4ETS slows themdown in a fraction of a second and automatically distributes power to the wheels with betterroadholding. Conventional mechanical differential locks are therefore not needed. Thistechnology, which is also deployed in Mercedes­BenzSUVs and off­roadvehicles, saves onweight and at the same time increases driving safety and comfort.A double­discclutch is fitted to the central differential. This achieves a basic locking torque ofapproximately 50 Nm between the front and rear axle. The clutch pack is permanently preloaded.In the case of spinning wheels on one of the two axles, friction torque is transmitted to the axlespinning more slowly by relative movement of the discs. This variable torque shift improvestraction and driving stability. The traction and stabilising effect of this pre­lockclutch are clearlynoticeable, particularly in the case of low coefficients of friction between the tyres and the roadsurface.4MATIC permanent all­wheeldrive will initially be offered for the V­Classwith the top­of­the­rangeV 250 BlueTEC engine variant, which generates an output of 140 kW (190 hp) and a powerful440 Nm of torque. That means it can deliver great pulling power and agility – yet at the sametime post commendably low consumption figures. The V 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC requires a mere6.7 l of fuel per 100 km (177 g CO2/km). And thanks to BlueTEC, it is also the first vehicle withpermanent all­wheeldrive in its segment to comply with the Euro 6 emissions standard. Poweris transmitted by the 7G­TRONICPLUS automatic transmission.
  • 2. The transfer case for the all­wheeldrive is integrated into the main transmission. The V 250BlueTEC 4MATIC with body length "Long" is available in Germany from EUR 53,109.70 incl. 19percent VAT.In addition to the top­of­the­rangeV 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC model, other engine variants of theMPV will also be offered with all­wheeldrive in the future.Extremely efficient, exemplarily safe and superbly comfortableWith the V­Class,Mercedes­Benzis redefining the MPV. The car combines seating for up toeight persons and exemplary functionality with the typical strengths of Mercedes­Benzpassenger cars – from perceived quality to comfort, efficient driving pleasure and safety. Thismakes the Mercedes among MPVs the perfect vehicle for all those who appreciate greatspaciousness but do not want to sacrifice style and comfort.The V­Classhas been available with rear­wheeldrive as standard since March 2014. There arethree output levels to choose from: 100 kW (136 hp), 120 kW (163 hp) and 140 kW (190 hp).With fuel consumption from as little as 5.7 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 149 g/km, the 120 hpV 220 CDI is the outright leader in its segment.The level of safety is just as exemplary. There are eleven driver assistance systems available.ATTENTION ASSIST and Crosswind Assist are on board as standard. Optional extras includethe DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control system, together with COLLISION PREVENTIONASSIST, Traffic Sign Assist with the wrong­waywarning function, the LED Intelligent LightSystem and Active Parking Assist, which makes parking an MPV as easy as parking a compactcar. Most of the assistance systems are available for the first time in this vehicle class.The V­Classfeatures four rear seats as standard. A two­passengerbench seat,three­passengerbench seat or berth package are also available as options. All bench seats canbe folded down and used as a second loading level. Items can also be loaded beneath them.High­qualitymaterials, a stylish colour scheme, extremely fine attention to detail and a designidiom that is both progressive and sensuous convey a perceived quality that stands out withinthe segment. The feel­goodatmosphere is complemented with the lowest noise level in thesegment.For convenient loading and unloading the V­Classis also available with a separately opening rearwindow. It can be opened and closed independently of the tailgate. This facilitates loading andunloading twice over: on the one hand, it allows a second loading level; on the other – particularlyin tight parking spaces – there is no need to open the large tailgate.Another USP for the newV­Class:The optional EASY­PACKtail gate, which is controlledelectrically and can be conveniently opened, closed and halted in any position.
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