First Drive MercedesBenz Vaneo MPV Plenty of roomeo with a new…

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First Drive: Mercedes-Benz MPV — Plenty of roomeo a new Vaneo.

Byline: John

THE compact MPV A compact MPV is a car classification in Europe to describe multi-purpose versions of small family (sometimes also referred to as cars), fitting between the MPV and large MPV subsegments. market is one of the most hotly-contested segments in the business and no major manufacturer can to be without a contestant.

Thus, enters the fray this with the Vaneo (pronounced which offers a range of from being a seven-seater adults, two children) to a role as a carrier of considerable capacity. is an internationl name and one suspects MB in the UK is the connotations in the English language language, member of the West group of the Germanic subfamily of the family of languages (see languages). Spoken by about 470 people throughout the world, is the official language of about 45 could be a hurdle for them

Indeed, the flat roof and (though with a stunning cluster) back end, ploys to expand the interior will do little to discourage the van That would be unfair, as the is a cultured car, as you would from Mercedes. It is based on a version Revised Version

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Noun of the platform, which uses a floor build to extend space, though it is larger and

What is achieved in the 4.2m-long is impressive. There is a short whose line is continued a sharply-raked windscreen to the flat which offers 1,240mm throughout the interior.

The rear seats fold and can be of course, and that gives a area capable of carrying up to litres or 600kg of cargo.

side doors and a pull-out floor make it a friendly

What’s good for luggage is news for passengers.

The design a large glass area and a low to provide a light and airy and fine visibility for everyone, the sliding doors mean access to the rear seats is as as it gets. What you do with all space (more than 65 per of the Vaneo’s total volume) is to personal choice. One option, for is to buy in a couple of children’s seats for a row for pounds 360 or pounds 430 (depending on level), which still 150 litres of luggage space, you lose the slide-out loading

Alternatively, there are five packages among the options Carry, Cycle, Dog, and Winter Sports winter see bobsledding; curling; hockey, ice dancing; ice skating; skiing; tobogganing.

Putting the very options list to one side, the comes in three trim Trend, Family and the luxury

Standard in the entry Trend are ABS brake assist Brake (BA or BAS) is a generic term for an braking technology that braking pressure in an emergency

The first application was developed by Daimler-Benz and TRW/Lucas-Verity. electronic control and traction control, airbags, front and rear-vent windows, heated mirrors, front seats, radio/CD with six speakers, front fog remote central locking, and immobiliser.

No air conditioning, though, which is in a car costing at least pounds It’s not standard, either, in which is pounds 800 more carries a pounds 1,900 over Trend).

Pricing, depends on the engine you choose. For models you pay pounds 14,680 for an 1.6 and pounds 15,830 for a 102bhp of the same unit; pounds for a 125bhp 1.9; and pounds for a 91bhp 1.7 CDi.

Mercedes-Benz Vaneo 1.9

Three are available — a standard manual, the same gearbox the ACS ( A synchronous C ommunications S erver) See access server. clutchless and a five-speed auto box with and Speedtronic cruise control and limiter lim·it·er

1. One that a limiter of choices.

2. Electronics A that prevents the amplitude of a from exceeding a specified Also called clipper .

The and the 82bhp 1.6 offer more than verve (although no figures were available at the but the 102bhp, 111lb ft torque, was likeable. Zippiest of all is the 1.9-litre generates 133lb ft of pulling

I found the auto box slow on the when left to its own devices, but if you do patience you can always turn to the mode. What was impressive was the way the car and handled. All versions were and, despite its height, the sailed through bends no hint of roll.

Steering is good and you have the extra provided by the stability and traction systems.

Of course, the technology up the price and there’s no denying the could find that a against rivals such as the 306 SW.

But the Mercedes-Benz badge — and the and reputation that go with it counts for a lot and the expectation is that sales in


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Mercedes-Benz Vaneo 1.9
Mercedes-Benz Vaneo 1.9

Mercedes-Benz Vaneo 1.9


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