Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled one of its latest concepts that will debut at this year’s 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Pearl Concept follows the latest trends of introducing conceptual models that are heavily inspired by the nautical design. Some examples include the teak decking of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead, the Audi Q7 Coastline, and the Ocean Race theme for Volvo’s latest wagons.
Featuring an exclusive interior design that uses only high-grade materials designed in a maritime theme, some of the highlights for the Viano Vision Pearl include a top of the line Bang & Olufsen system or “BeoSound Viano,” onboard WiFi connectivity, and unique paint schemes. All-in-all, this influx of maritime-themed automobiles surely redefines the meaning of “land-yacht.”
“We want to show what can be done with the Viano. The Viano Vision Pearl is not merely a functional van, but also a stylishly designed living space,” says Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “We have created a vehicle which combines generous spaciousness with an impressive design. Anybody who attaches importance to stress-free and at the same time stylish travel will find that the Viano Vision Pearl is the ideal companion. The interior design and technical features make the Viano Vision Pearl the S-Class among vans.”
2011 Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Pearl:
Yacht on four wheels: Mercedes-Benz presents the luxury van Viano Vision Pearl
– Generous spaciousness combined with an exclusive interior design
– High-grade vehicle concept on a modern, maritime theme
– Unique appearance: revised front-end design and special paint finish
With the Viano Vision Pearl showcar, which will be presented at this year’s International Motor Show (IAA) in September, Mercedes-Benz demonstrates what is possible in the van sector. A full leather interior in white/grey, wood floor, brushed aluminium trim, chromatically tinting windows and the Bang & Olufsen high-end sound system “BeoSound Viano” make a journey in the Viano Vision Pearl a memorable experience for up to six occupants.
The design concept is takes its inspiration from that of modern sporting yachts, with the theme of travel as an experience. The onboard W-LAN connectivity caters for the needs of modern, mobile individuals. For ther exterior design, Mercedes-Benz has for the first time in the van sector used the paint finish “magno pearl grey”, a matt, pebble-grey colour. The stylistically revised front end of the Viano with its integrated LED daytime running lamps gives the van a more sporty, powerful appearance.
The way is the goal: driving experience meeting the highest expectations
Mobility is nowadays more experience-oriented. Most people no longer travel somewhere just to relax and enjoy themselves. Car or motorcycle tours, cruises, sailing trips or trekking tours – the travelling time itself becomes part of the experience. Mercedes-Benz reflects this trend with the Viano Vision Pearl. “We want to show what can be done with the Viano. The Viano Vision Pearl is not merely a functional van, but also a stylishly designed living space,” says Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “We have created a vehicle which combines generous spaciousness with an impressive design. Anybody who attaches importance to stress-free and at the same time stylish travel will find that the Viano Vision Pearl is the ideal companion. The interior design and technical features make the Viano Vision Pearl the S-Class among vans.”
Generous spaciousness combined with impressive interior design
The interior of the Viano Vision Pearl is not so much a functional space for passenger transport, but rather a living space.
The name Vision Pearl emphasises both the design concept and the repositioning of the Viano: the Viano of the future is the perfect travelling companion, and in this version it conveys a modern, maritime theme.
Impressive listening experience with Bang & Olufsen “BeoSound Viano” high-end sound system
The Viano Vision Pearl is rounded off by the Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Mercedes-Benz has worked together with this world-renowned manufacturer of audio systems since 2009, and integrates the high-end sound systems into passenger cars such as the S-Class.
Thanks to the very high output of 1320 watts (the S-Class has 1200 watts) and 18 integrated, specially hand-built loudspeakers, the vehicle occupants are treated to an outstanding listening experience.
The Viano Vision Pearl is stylishly discreet where the outside world is concerned: as the loudspeakers are located in their own housings, very little sound volume escapes to the outside.
– By: Chris Chin