Full review of Used Mercedes Benz V Class MPV What Car?

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The ‘van with windows’ to people carriers has never more accurate than applied to the V-Class.

Despite its to the chauffeur-driven industry for groups of executives, this is a Mercedes van with extra glass in the six captain’s chairs in three of two, and lots of luxury kit That includes electric plus air suspension at the rear.

aren’t meant to be hurled but the sheer size and weight of the makes it unwieldy, even at low The huge turning circle is a too.

To its credit, the cabin doesn’t too van-like from behind the there’s decent visibility and a driving position. All models with air-conditioning, and there’s a of options including folding and chromed coathangers.


Expensive people carrier. uptake for used examples at but early ones sell

Martin Keighley


What Car? Used Car Guide

There’s only one answer to this question avoid the petrols and go for the diesel.

The 2.3-litre 143bhp petrol from the old E-Class struggles and to shift the V-Class’s considerable and only gives 24mpg economy. The 2.8-litre V6 with offers a more powerful but returns an appalling 21mpg. So, much by default, that leaves the 2.2-litre diesel, 220 CDI, giving a half-decent

However, you’ve still got to the throttle to get anywhere, and the same is in the 2.3. Driving any V-Class a peaceful experience, and you really the coarseness of the 2.2 and 2.3 if you have the four-speed gearbox, which was an option on two models and standard on the V6.

Trend is the trim, while Fashion a special velour upholstery and adds leather, cruise and wooden inserts on the door and

Trade view

V220 CDI seven-seat Ambiente spec, struggle

James Ruppert

car guru

By MPV standards, the V-Class is not to buy or run. And, how much it depends on the age of vehicle and where you buy it

The V-Class lost more half its value after years, although the turbodiesel better than the other So, if you buy one now, it will be a lot of car — at least — for the money. The is it’s just not a very one.

We’d steer clear of the showrooms because they be pricey. Instead, find who specialise in executive or ex-fleet and consider auction houses, as

Don’t think that costs will be cheap, Insurance will hit your hard, for a start. The 2.2 and 2.3 are Group 14 or 15 on trim, and the V6 is Group 16.

Mercedes-Benz V-Class

You can also high, and probably quite maintenance bills. The V-Class is way average for reliability in the respected Direct index.


Expensive people carrier. uptake for used examples at but early ones sell

Martin Keighley


What Car? Used Car Guide

With plenty of sold or leased to the chauffeur-driven it could go one of two ways. The vehicles are used responsibly by their well cared for and serviced to the manufacturer schedule. or they

Needless to say, try to avoid the and anything with high Known problems include side doors that can their runners, as well as a of different electrical gremlins.

the paperwork to see what warranty has been done before you and if it’s a catalogue of disaster may be more to come in the future.

Rust was also an issue on models, and there were of collapsing rear suspension too.

Trade view

CDI with seven-seat Ambiente petrols struggle


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