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New Mercedes-Benz V-Class: facelifted people-mover is here

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New Mercedes-Benz V-Class: facelifted people-mover is here

No, you’ve not accidentally stumbled upon a Mensa-grade spot-the-difference competition, this really is the facelifted-for-2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class.

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Really? What’s new?

Given that it’s lacking much in the way of a visual freshen-up, the good news is that the mechanicals have been given a thorough overhaul.

Ousted is the torquey-but-talky 2.1-litre diesel unit and in its place is the much more refined 1950cc motor already seeing service in the E-Class range.

Beyond The Garden Gates

Initially, the UK will be offered the OM 654 unit in V250d and new V300d forms, with 187bhp/325lb ft and 236bhp/369lb ft, respectively. The punchier unit’s good to haul the V-Class from 0-62mph in just 7.9 seconds, although your seven passengers aren’t likely to appreciate such thrusting exuberance.

Out also goes the old 7G-Tronic auto ‘box, replaced by the newer, smoother nine-speeder. British-bound V-Classes aren’t offered with a manual transmission.

If they sound a tad rich for your pocket, a detuned version will appear in a new V220d towards the end of 2019, but don’t expect a Mercedes-AMG V63 anytime soon.

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