“V” stands for very long, very spacious, and very versatile! These qualities sum up the capabilities of Mercedes-Benz’s largest and roomiest MPV – the V300D Extra Long AMG Line under the V-Class.
Building on the ubiquitous MPV’s core features, the latest V-Class, now in XXL format, is even better looking.
Fresh from a facelift, the restyled and striking front end is more dynamic.
The new bumper design with striking cooling air inlets and a new diamond structure in the radiator grille, which houses the centrally positioned Mercedes star, gives the V-Class a stronger visual appearance.
As it is an AMG Line variant, AMG body styling, AMG sports pedals, and AMG alloy wheels in 19-inch size and 7-twin-spoke design make the MPV unmistakably AMG any which way you look.
However, it is the cabin where the magic really happens. Space has never been so cleverly used as in this people carrier.
It proudly presents numerous seating and cargo-carrying configurations, sliding doors, and split tailgate (separately opening rear windscreen) entry/egress. Meanwhile, the loading/unloading ensure efficiency and safety.
Aesthetically, the cabin makes a modern and elegant statement with the ergonomically designed, wide cockpit, trim element in twin-stripe look, and air vents in a sportier turbine look.
All these features complement the Nappa leather upholstery, which looks as good as it is to touch.
Our Mercedes-Benz V300D Extra Long AMG Line is most certainly a mouthful, and it should be with its long list of features.
Being an “Extra Long” variant, it measures 5.37 m in length and affords a 1410-litre boot capacity. However, at 1.9 m tall, it will fit almost any covered car park.
Engine and Performance
Propelled by a 2-litre 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine, which is mated to the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, power and torque outputs are 239 hp and 500 Nm, respectively.
Despite the V300D Extra Long AMG Line’s size and heft, this MPV accelerates as fast as many fast hatchbacks with a 0 to 100 km/h timing of 7.8 seconds while the top speed is 220 km/h.
Comfort Features and Key Equipment Specifications
In the safety department, the new Active Brake Assist and Active Parking Assist with a 360-degree camera.
The former is simply one of the most intelligent systems ever – it will detect and give off visual and acoustic signals when there is a risk of a frontal collision with a vehicle ahead.
If the driver reacts, Active Brake Assist builds up braking pressure adequate to the situation. If there is no reaction, it actively supports evasion and braking manoeuvres.
In urban traffic, Active Brake Assist can also react to stationary obstacles or pedestrians crossing.
Also included in our Mercedes-Benz V300D Extra Long AMG Line are the Driving Assistance Package (Blind Spot Assist, Distance Pilot DISTRONIC, Lane Keeping Assist and PRE-SAFE), Memory Package (for both front seats), and Burmester surround sound system with 15 speakers and a 640 W multi-channel amplifier.
Technical Specifications of Mercedes V300D Extra Long AMG Line
|Engine capacity||1,950 cc|
|Engine type||4-cylinder in-line 16-valve Turbocharged|
|Bore x Stroke||(82 x 92.3) mm|
|Fuel type||Diesel (Euro VI)|
|Acceleration||7.8s (0-100 km/h)|
|Top speed||220 km/h|
|Fuel consumption||16.9 km/L|
|CO2 emission||156 g/km (Manufacturer specs)|
|Misc technical data|
|Transmission||9G-Tronic Plus (A)|
|Drive type||Rear-wheel drive|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||(5370 x 2249 x 1908) mm|
|Min turning radius||6,250 mm|
|Kerb weight||2,177 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||70 L|
|Brakes (Front)||Ventilated disc|
|Suspension (Front)||McPherson front axle with coil springs, stabilisers and shock absorbers|
|Suspension (Rear)||Semi-trailing arm with coil springs, stabilisers and shock absorbers|