V-Class Elite: What’s Special About Mercedes’ MPV

German auto giant Mercedes recently launched the top variant, the V-Class Elite, with a price tag of ₹1.10 crore. Now, the price is quite exorbitant, but then the V-Class Elite does offer quite a lot to make a strong case for itself.

The V-Class Elite will be launched with a number of design updates and will also sport a stronger front grille, upgraded headlamps, and chrome insets. Also, there are new alloys in the offing. The V-Class Elite comes with an attractive and stylish three new hues - Steel Blue, Selenite Grey, and Graphite Grey.

If we look on the inside, the MPV is packed wi The V-Class Elite comes with three neth opulence that promise to cocoon occupants. The V-Class Elite will be rolled out with the new features of the long-wheelbase 6-seater option, massage seats, climate control, an optional panoramic sunroof. And, yes, there is also a refrigerated section under the centre console, ambient lighting, electric sliding doors as well as 640 W Burmester surround sound system that has 15 speakers.

However, the biggest headline-grabbing feature of the vehicle is the new 2.0-litre diesel engine which is capable of putting out 161bhp of power. It will have a peak torque figure of 380Nm. There are no surprises in the transmission unit as Mercedes has opted for the 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic gearbox. The MPV moves from stationary to 100 kmph in 11 seconds.

With this V-Class Elite, Mercedes is targeting an extremely niche segment of buyers. However, the launch remains in tune with the Germans’ intent where they are looking to add and update their product portfolio in the country.