2014 Volkswagen T5 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class - Which VIP?
Mercedes-Benz V-Class: Geneva Auto Show
What Is It?
The debut of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show
doesn't have immediate implications for buyers in the United States, but
that may change.
The all-new V-Class is a range of minivans. The basic vehicle is the
Mercedes-Benz Vito van, a commercial vehicle one notch below the 2014
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van.
Instead of throwing plumber's tools and various pipes into the back, the
V-Class offers seating and luggage space for a family of eight, along with
classy upholstery and a reassuring complement of the company's excellent
safety features. The Crosswind Assist function is most welcome in a vehicle
with such high sides, and Parking Assist will be a boon for those nervous
about maneuvering something of this size.
This next feature is great for parents: There's a microphone up front
that's linked into the stereo system, so Dad doesn't have to turn his head
around (and therefore take his eyes off the road) when he wants to tell the
kids in no uncertain terms that they should stop hitting each other/making
faces at other people/dropping their cheesy puffs all over the floor.
Over in Europe, the V-Class hopes to succeed in being a premium people
mover where the R-Class ultimately failed. The most powerful engine, in the
2015 V250 BlueTEC, is a turbocharged
diesel-sipper making 187 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of
Approximately $60,000. But that's really academic, because?
When Can You Get It?
Who knows? It's quite likely that the Vito will go on sale in the United
States, but there's still a question mark over the V-Class.
Add It to Your Shopping List Because?
You live in Europe. And even though you have six kids, you can still
somehow afford a Mercedes-Benz. That's an impressive statement right there.
Volkswagen Caravelle, Multivan T5, Transporter, Vito, Viano, Vip, Ford
Tourneo, 2014 Chrysler Town & Country, 2014 Honda Odyssey, 2014 Lincoln
MKT, 2014 Nissan Quest , 2014 Toyota Sienn,
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