Development work continues on the 2014 Mercedes V-Class as our spies have snapped pictures of another lightly camouflaged prototype.

Development work continues on the 2014 Mercedes V-Class as our spies have snapped pictures of another lightly camouflaged prototype.

Designed to replace the Viano, the V-Class has upscale styling with a two-bar grille and sweptback headlights.  We can also see prominent wheel arches and a distinctive tailgate.

While the exterior retains a somewhat boxy shape, the cabin boasts higher quality materials and an improved design. As previous photos have shown, the interior will have a curvaceous dashboard with wood trim, metallic accents and a free-standing COMAND display. The model will also have an upscale passenger compartment that can be equipped with center consoles and four individual seats that face each other.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but previous reports have indicated the model could be offered a 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel that has outputs of 136 HP (100 kW), 170 HP (125 kW) and 190 HP (139 kW). The engines will reportedly be connected to seven- and nine-speed automatic transmissions which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

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