Pro-windsurfer Bernd Flessner drives new Mercedes-Benz V-Class.

The brand ambassador is impressed by the amount of space the MPV offers.

Fuel consumption combined: 6.1-5.7 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 159-149 g/km.*

Negotiating the course and the traffic is a challenge for all involved.

Setting sail.

Bernd Flessner drives over 35,000 kilometres every year. The 39-time German windsurfing champion travels throughout Germany, but primarily along the North Sea and Baltic coasts. Depending on the event, Bernd Flessner can end up taking up to six boards with him. Then there are the different sails, various masts and booms, an assortment of neoprene suits and much more besides. All of these things take up a lot of room. And that’s exactly what the new V-Class offers: flexible stowage space. The seats and benches can be pushed forwards or backwards without much physical effort. If necessary, they can all be removed too, ensuring that the load area can be tailored to requirements at any given time.

Phenomenally spacious.

“Being on the road in the new V-Class is amazing – it’s a really comfortable drive, and a real head-turner too,” comments Bernd Flessner, brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz. For the windsurfer the most important factor, however, is the amount of space on board. “The seats are easy to remove and install again, so I’m totally flexible when it comes to how much luggage I can take with me.” Matthias Hindemith, Director of Sales at Mercedes-Benz Vans and MPVs Germany, presented Bernd Flessner with a V 250 BlueTEC AVANTGARDE EDITION with 7-speed automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC PLUS and rock crystal white metallic paintwork. “Our brand ambassador Bernd Flessner represents all of those sports people who have to transport a lot of equipment around. The new V-Class is the ideal vehicle for anyone in this situation,” stated Matthias Hindemith at the presentation.

The new V-Class makes it easy for Bernd Flessner to accomodate all of his surfing equipment.
Bernd Flessner loading his new V-Class. Bring on the next competition.

Intelligence and safety on the road.

The AVANTGARDE Exterior Sports package featured on Bernd Flessner’s V-Class includes 18-inch light-alloy wheels and a 17-inch brake system at the front axle. Thanks to the AGILITY CONTROL suspension with selective damping system, the damping characteristics are adapted to the road conditions and the driving situation. The COMAND Online multimedia system with Traffic Sign Assist and the Burmester® surround sound system deliver the perfect listening experience. And with the Driving Assistance package, the Parking package with 360-degree camera and the adaptive cruise control system DISTRONIC PLUS, Bernd Flessner is always ideally equipped and safe on the road.

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