Mercedes has officially unveiled the 2014 V-Class in Munich, Germany.

Designed to be the first van you'd actually want to own, the model replaces the Viano and adopts an upscale design that borrows cues from the C-, E- and S-Class. Starting up front, there's a prominent grille that is flanked by LED-infused headlights. Moving further back, we can see sculpted bodywork, an upward sweeping shoulder line and protruding wheel arches.

The upscale styling continues in the cabin as the model can be equipped with premium leather upholstery, wood trim, individual rear seats and rear center consoles. Other notable highlights include ambient lighting, metallic accents and a freestanding COMAND display.

Under the hood, the entry-level 200 CDI has a 2.1-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 136 HP (100 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque. Moving up the 220 CDI rewards owners with 163 HP (120 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. Last but not least, the 250 BlueTec produces 190 HP (140 kW) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque.

Since the van was designed to appeal to a variety of customers, it is highly customizable and can be ordered with a short or long wheelbase (3,200 mm or 3,430 mm). The model will also be available in three different lengths ranging from 4,895mm to 5,370mm.


Gallery: 2014 Mercedes V-Class unveiled with upscale styling inside & out

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