Mercedes has freshened up its Vito van. In addition to new engines, classics are also used.
A commercial vehicle also has to be tended and cared for on a regular basis, so Mercedes is refreshing the Vito van, which has been available in the third generation since the end of 2014. There is a new engine for the panel van models, a new electric version for the Tourer versions for passenger transport and other assistance systems.
In 2018 Mercedes launched the electric Vito on the market. So far there is the panel van and the Tourer with an 85 kW / 116 hp electric motor. The 41 kWh battery is sufficient for ranges from 150 to 184 kilometers. The e-Tourer will be upgraded in summer. It receives the drive train of the electric V-Class (EQV), which will also make its debut in the middle of the year, and has a water-cooled on-board charger (OBL) with an output of 11 kW. Depending on the charging system, the charging times vary from 10 hours at the wallbox to 45 minutes at a quick charging station. Like the more elegant model sister, the electric tourer has a maximum output of 150 kW / 204 hp. The 90 kWh battery enables ranges of up to 421 kilometers. The top speed is 140 km / h as standard, on request it can be increased to 160 km / h. The trunk volume, as before, is between around 1.000 and 1.400 liters, depending on the body length selected.
The electric panel van remains unchanged and continues to cost from around 45.000 euros net / 53.600 euros gross. The new electric tourer certainly undercuts the price of the streaming V-Class, but should not be less than 65.000 euros net / 77.000 euros gross.
Under the bonnet of the conventionally powered panel van models with rear-wheel drive, the two-liter diesel (OM 654) is now used as in the Tourer variants. The four-cylinder known from the Mercedes passenger car range is available in four output levels (75 kW / 102 PS, 100 kW / 136 PS, 120 kW / 163 PS and 140 kW / 190 PS). A 176 kW / 239 hp version is available as the top engine for the six-seater Vito Mixo with passenger vehicle approval and the Tourer. The two-liter compression-ignition engine should convince with reduced consumption and exhaust gas values as well as improved noise and vibration comfort. A nine-speed automatic transmits the drive forces to the rear axle as standard. Four-wheel drive is also available as an option. For the panel van with front-wheel drive, the 1,7-liter diesel with 75 kW / 102 PS or 100 kW / 136 PS remains in the portfolio. Here a manual six-speed gearbox takes over the power transmission.
The entry-level Worker model with the 102 hp 1,7-liter diesel will continue to be offered for around 19.000 euros net / 22.600 euros gross. The other variants, which can be ordered from April, should be slightly adjusted in price upwards. On request, they are now also available with an active braking and distance assistant and a digital interior mirror. Of course, the classic facelift of the Vito is not missing either: a modified front, other materials for the seat covers and new light-alloy rims upgrade the van.