Mercedes Introduces Marco Polo Based on the V-Class

Mercedes introduced the new Marco Polo at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Mercedes Introduces Marco Polo Based on the V-Class

Mercedes Introduces Marco Polo Based on the V-Class

Based on the V-Class, the Marco Polo is a compact camper van that “sets new standards in perceived quality, stylish living and comfortable practicality.”

Designed to be the first van you’d actually want to own, the model replaces the Viano and adopts an upscale design that borrows cues from the C-, E- and S-Class, according to a company news release.

Starting up front, there’s a prominent grille that is flanked by LED-infused headlights.

Moving further back, we can see sculpted bodywork, an upward sweeping shoulder line and protruding wheel arches.

The upscale styling continues in the cabin as the model can be equipped with premium leather upholstery, wood trim, individual rear seats, and rear center consoles.

Since the van is also a camper, it has been equipped with a sink, a refrigerator and a kitchenette with two gas burners.

There’s also a cupboard, a closet, and adjustable folding tables.

Mercedes Introduces Marco Polo Based on the V-Class

Mercedes Introduces Marco Polo Based on the V-Class

Other notable highlights include ambient lighting, metallic accents, and a freestanding COMAND display.

Under the hood, the entry-level 200 CDI has a 2.1-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 136 HP (100 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque.

Moving up the 220 CDI rewards owners with 163 HP (120 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque.

Last but not least, the 250 BlueTec produces 190 HP (140 kW) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque.

Since the van was designed to appeal to a variety of customers, it is highly customizable and can be ordered with a short or long wheelbase (3,200 mm or 3,430 mm).

The model will also be available in three different lengths ranging from 4,895mm (16 feet) to 5,370mm  (17.6 feet).

The new Mercedes V-Class Marco Polo goes on sale later this year.

Details

Mercedes-Benz 

Mercedes Introduces Marco Polo Based on the V-Class

Mercedes Introduces Marco Polo Based on the V-Class

Founded in 1926, Mercedes-Benz is a German automobile manufacturer, a multinational division of the German manufacturer Daimer AG.

The brand is used for luxury automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks.

The headquarters of Mercedes-Benz is in Stuttgart, Baden- Württemberg, Germany.

Websites: www5.mercedes-benz.com/en and www.mbusa.com

Worth Pondering…

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