Tokyo Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz Viano X-CLUSIVE MPV

Tokyo Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz Viano X-CLUSIVE MPV

Along with a bunch of green cars, Mercedes unveiled the Viano X-CLUSIVE MPV at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. The car is an ‘exclusive’ luxury version of the Mercedes V-Class. Available in two lengths, 4.75 m and 4.99 m, the Viano can be best described as a people mover for the business world.

The Mercedes Viano X-CLUSIVE lineup consists entirely of 6-cylinder engines with a 3.5 liter V6 that produces 258 horsepower and a 3.0 liter V6 CDI that produces 204 horsepower.

The Viano X-CLUSIVE comes with a variety of features on the inside including rear seats that can arranged in a face-to-face configuration. Giving the MPV an elegant look Mercedes added a standard-fit multifunction steering wheel, the shift/selector lever and sections of the door linings are trimmed in leather and decor strips in two burr-walnut design variants.

Press Release:

    * Exterior exudes dynamism and sporty flair
    * Interior pampers occupants with outstanding comfort
    * Line-up consists entirely of six-cylinder engines
    * New six-cylinder petrol engine

The airy, spacious feel of an MPV coupled with the exclusive appointments of a luxury saloon and the technical and visual attributes of a sports car – the new Viano X-CLUSIVE brings together this extraordinary combination. The name says it all: the Viano special model appeals to all the senses without compromising its basic values of spaciousness and variability.

The unmistakable look of the Viano X-CLUSIVE exudes dynamism and sporty flair. The top-class Viano shows its individuality with a silver-look radiator grille, specially developed front and rear designer bumpers with integral spoilers, designer side skirts, a chrome-plated tailpipe and striking 18-inch light-alloy wheels shod with 245/45 tyres.

Interior pampers occupants with outstanding comfort

The interior of the X-CLUSIVE pampers occupants with an extremely high standard of comfort. Illuminated door sills and soft carpeting welcome the occupants, who are accommodated on six individual seats upholstered in anthracite-coloured leather. As an option the individual seats are available in exclusive TWIN Leather Alcantara in pebble and anthracite. The rear seats can be adjusted, as is usual in the Viano, in 25-millimetre steps and also arranged in a face-to-face configuration. Bench seats are also available as an alternative to the individual seats. The standard-fit multifunction steering wheel, the shift/selector lever and sections of the door linings are trimmed in leather. Elegant decor strips in two burr-walnut design variants add the finishing touch to the luxurious interior.

The THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system and self-levelling air suspension at the rear axle provide the ultimate in comfort on board the Viano X CLUSIVE. PARKTRONIC and a headlamp cleaning system are included in the standard specification to assist the driver.

Line-up consists entirely of six-cylinder engines

The engine and suspension on the Viano X-CLUSIVE are equally synonymous with dynamism and comfort. Powerful six-cylinder units are the only engines you will find under the bonnet – unique in the Viano class. Engine options include the sophisticated V6 CDI developing 150 kW (204 hp) from 3 litres of displacement and impressive maximum torque of 440 Nm. The alternative comes in the guise of a V6 petrol engine with its 3.5 litres of displacement, 190 kW (258 hp) and 340 Nm.

Particularly impressive here are the unit”s outstanding refinement and smooth power delivery. This engine has already been well received by Mercedes-Benz passenger car customers – it is available in practically all the model series. The M272-designated engine accelerates the Viano from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds. The power from this diesel engine is transferred to the wheels by means of a five-speed automatic transmission. Both powerplants comply with the EU 4 emissions standard thanks to state-of-the-art emissions control systems. The efficient use of fuel is not only easy on the wallet; it is especially kind to the environment.

Optimum safety is as much an integral part of the Viano X-CLUSIVE as with any Viano. The high-performance braking system teams up with the latest-generation ESP® with ABS, ASR, Brake Assist (BAS) and electronic brake force distribution (EBV). Thorax sidebags for the driver and front passenger supplement the front airbags.

Choice of two lengths

The Viano X-CLUSIVE is based on the high-quality AMBIENTE design and equipment line. It is available in two lengths – 4.75 m and 4.99 m – and is offered exclusively with a stylish metallic paintwork. Prospective customers have a choice of brilliant silver or obsidian black.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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