Exploring Sylt in the new V-Class.
Rugged nature and gentle calm.
Nature calls the shots on Sylt: The warm Gulf Stream keeps the climate mild and the west wind banishes the clouds to let the sun brighten up Germany’s beautiful island. The fields around the town of Wennigstadt-Braderup are abloom in a delicate lilac, but one’s attention is drawn to a shipwreck which has being defying high tides for half a century now. It is this balance between tranquillity and rugged nature that makes Sylt so unique. The island is truly in a league of its own. A place where the new V-Class feels at home.
All aboard and away we go.
The trip begins among high grass and dunes which are an attractive sight in their own right and also provide a habitat for numerous species of birds. On the rocky country roads in between, the new V-Class shows how to leave a great first impression: In the centre of the powerful front are the upright radiator grille featuring a three-dimensional central star and the headlamps in a progressive design – the first headlamps in this segment to offer the option of LED technology for all light functions. The sculptured V-shaped bonnet merges elegantly into the sporty chrome frame of the radiator grille and the headlamps.
Safe, supreme performance.
Rising up in the distance is a 33 metre-high lighthouse that guides ships safely on their way with just one spotlight. Meanwhile, in the V-Class a total of eleven innovative driving assistance systems belonging to the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive concept provide for exemplary safety.
These systems are based on state-of-the-art radar, camera and ultrasonic sensors. Standard features on board include Crosswind Assist, which stabilises the V-Class in strong side winds, and ATTENTION ASSIST, which is able to warn the driver when they show signs of drowsiness.
Home from home.
The interior appointments and the space concept exude a direct appeal that seems to say: “Feel at home”. A feeling that especially on holiday provides for a sense of comfort and security. The interior highlights include the free-standing central display, the multifunction steering wheel with twelve buttons and DIRECT SELECT lever with steering wheel gearshift paddles for automatic models, as well as the innovative touchpad, which allows all telematics functions to be operated in the same way as on a smartphone, using gestures or by entering letters and characters.
Slows things down a little faster.
The front end conceals an impressive engine: the cutting-edge four-cylinder turbo diesel with two-stage turbocharging. It comes in three output ratings, all of which boast effortlessly superior handling, low fuel consumption and maximum driving comfort.
The V 220 CDI rated at 120 kW (163 hp) offers segment-leading efficiency with fuel consumption of only 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres and CO₂ emissions of 149 grams per kilometre.