Dynamism, comfort and sportiness – the new Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde Edition 125 embodies these attributes like no other large-capacity MPV. Its combination of an unmistakable exterior design, carefully chosen appointments and dynamic drive system makes it the top model in its class. The Viano Avantgarde Edition 125 is the perfect synthesis of an MPV, saloon car and sports car.

The avantgarde in its class with an extrovert appearance
The external presence of the Viano Avantgarde Edition 125 is not for the shy and retiring, as this new top model really is the avantgarde in its class. It is shod with stylish 16-spoke 8J x 19 light-alloy wheels in a high-sheen finish. The overall impression is boldly underlined by high-gloss, chromed exterior mirror housings, side skirts, chrome trim on the front bumper and a chromed trim strip at the lower edge of the tailgate. The Edition 125 is available with a metallic paint finish in either obsidian black or brilliant silver.

Carefully chosen appointments, sporty atmosphere
This stylish appearance is continued in the interior. The driver and front passenger have the luxury of comfortable, sporty seats with enhanced lateral support and the finest leather upholstery with distinctive piping. There is a choice of either “Lugano” leather or the new, exclusive “Twin DINAMICA” leather. The cockpit features eye-catching white instrument lighting and a sports pedal cluster of brushed stainless steel with rubber studs. The decor strips are in a black and brown burr walnut look.

Passengers in the rear are seated on four individual seats which likewise have stylish and comfortable leather upholstery in a piped design. These seats too are specially padded for increased lateral support. The decorative inserts in the side panels are also in leather, with decor strips in a burr walnut look. The rail-mounted individual seats can be moved in increments of 25 mm, and feature integral three-point seat belts, height-adjustable head restraints and adjustable armrests.

Dynamic V6 engines, specially configured sports suspension
The Viano Avantgarde Edition 125 is powered by Mercedes-Benz V6 engines that harmonise perfectly with the sporty appearance. These are unrivalled in this vehicle class. The V6 CDI 3.0 combines power and environmental protection with its output of 165 kW (224 hp) and a remarkable torque of 440 Nm. BlueEfficiency technology lowers fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to a surprisingly low level. NEDC fuel consumption is just 8.5-8.6 l/100 km – a very respectable figure considering the vehicle’s performance and dimensions. The 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine available as an alternative delivers 190 kW (258 hp) for outstanding acceleration and the utmost refinement.

The performance of both versions is outstanding. The V6 CDI 3.0 accelerates to 100 km/h in just 9.1 seconds, reaching a top speed of 201 km/h. Corresponding figures for the V6 3.5 are 10.4 seconds and 217 km/h.

Power is transferred to the rear axle via an automatic transmission. The already extremely predictable and comfortable suspension of the Viano has been given a particularly sporty setup for the Avantgarde Edition 125, and meets the highest expectations with respect to handling dynamics.

The Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde Edition 125 will be available in the spring in two body lengths – “Compact” and “Long”.

Source: Daimler AG