The 125th anniversary of the world’s oldest car maker brought a new version to the Mercedes-Benz Viano range called the Avantgarde Edition 125. Dynamism, comfort and sportiness – the new Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde Edition 125 embodies these three terms like no other large-capacity vehicle. At the first glance, the Viano Avantgarde Edition 125 is more than sleek, it utilizes a set of shiny 16-spoke, 19-inch lightweight alloys, high-gloss chromed exterior mirror housings and side skirts, as well as chrome trim on the front bumper and on the tailgate.
Step inside the this top variant of the Viano and you’ll find further elements that confirm the stylish aspect: sporty, yet comfortable seats with leather cover (Lugano leather or the Twin Dinamica microfibre surface), a cockpit interior view with a white scale illumination for the instruments, and sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs. The decorative strips have a black or brown burr-walnut look. There are four individual seats for the passengers in the rear and these also feature leather covers with a piping design, and are both stylish and comfortable.
For powering the Viano Avantgarde Edition, Mercedes-Benz has fitted a V6 CDI 3.0-liters plant with an output of 224 horsepower (165 kW) and 440 Nm of peak torque, which is capable to catapult the Viano from standstill to 100 km/h in only 9.1 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 201 km/h. As an alternative, Mercedes is further offering the model with a V6 3.5-liters petrol engine with 258 horsepower (190 kW) output. The diesel variant is equipped with BlueEfficiency technology reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to a surprisingly low level, with fuel consumption in accordance with the NEDC amounting to a mere 8.5-8.6 l/100 km – a very respectable figure in view of the vehicle size and performance.
The Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde Edition 125 will be available in two different lengths, compact and long with sales starting this spring.