The new Concept V-ision e and the V 250 BlueTEC.
A new vision for a proven concept.
Slowly but surely, the seams of hall 6 at the International Motor Show in Geneva begin to burst. Reporters and photographers crowd around the Mercedes-Benz stand – each of them is trying to get the best seat for the presentation of the Concept V-ision e showcar. The new concept car combines contemporary luxury with a modern and efficient hybrid engine. The vehicle in question is the newest extension to the V-Class family which was successfully introduced last year.
A further people magnet at the stand of Mercedes-Benz: the current, top-of-the-range V-Class, the V 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC.
Maximum performance. Utmost efficiency.
The star of the Concept V-ision e is definitely its plug-in hybrid engine. Its highly efficient heart combines a petrol engine with an electric motor to deliver overall system performance of 333 hp and a system torque of up to 600 Newton metres with a standard consumption of under three litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. Up to fifty kilometres can also be driven under purely electric power alone. Who says that environmental friendliness and sporty driving pleasure have to be mutually exclusive? The Concept V-ision e sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds. The top speed is 206 km/h.
A consistently sporty performance.
The exterior design of the Concept V-ision e underlines the extraordinary dynamism and efficiency of its high-tech hybrid drive system. The concept car is dressed in a designo titanium alubeam effect paint finish which further highlights the vehicle’s dynamic styling.
Sporty side skirts and bumpers, a rear spoiler and high-sheen 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels lend the V-Class an apparent athletic and agile appearance.
Modern interior with the character of a loft apartment.
Just as in the V-Class, the interior of the Concept V-ision e serves up a unique feeling of well-being with the character of a modern loft-style apartment. The largest panoramic sliding sunroof in this vehicle segment combines with light, white appointments and a brown, wooden floor to ensure a light and friendly atmosphere. Executive seats can be fitted in the rear to provide utmost comfort for longer journeys: they come complete with integrated seat heating, ventilation and massage functions, whilst also being able to move into a comfortable reclined position at the push of a button.
V 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC. The ultimate benchmark.
The V-Class – and particularly the range-topping V 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC model – redefines the meaning of MPV: it combines a space concept for up to eight persons and exemplary functionality with the typical strengths of Mercedes-Benz – from the feeling of quality to comfort, from efficient driving pleasure to safety.
The ecologically-minded BlueTEC technology of the V 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC builds a bridge to the hybrid technology of the current Concept V-ision e showcar whilst also marrying environmental friendliness with superior driving performance.
Journeys without limits thanks to 4MATIC.
Rough roads, muddy tracks between fields or snowy streets – the V 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC overcomes all types of ground thanks to its all-wheel drive system. The top engine version of the V 250 BlueTEC can call upon 190 hp and a powerful 440 Newton metres of torque, whilst the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission handles the transmission of this impressive power.
High pulling power and agility are assured – and all that with a low consumption of 6.7 litres. What’s more, the engine of the V 250 BlueTEC already fulfils the criteria of the Euro 6 norm.