If you think Mercedes' lineup of passenger vehicles is overwhelming, just look to the European market and all the vans it sells there. Here we may only get the Sprinter and R-Class, but overseas there's the Citan, Vaneo, Viano and Vito as well. But word has it that Mercedes is planning on streamlining things a bit with a new V-Class.

Expected to take the place currently filled by the Viano, Vito and R-Class models (the latter of which is no longer available for US consumption), the new V-Class will be a passenger van with Benz-appropriate levels of fit and finish. Just look at these images that have surfaced showing the new model's interior that could easily belong to any other Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicle, only a bit more upright.

Carrying the internal designation W447, the new V-Class is tipped to debut in the sheetmetal come the Geneva Motor Show next March. Whether it'll be offered here as a replacement for the R-Class, however, remains to be seen.


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      Travis Miles
      • 1 Year Ago
      There is a big gap for luxury mini-vans.
      throwback
      • 1 Year Ago
      For a van, that's not bad.
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 1 Year Ago
      A Mercedes motorhome chassis!
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      Comes with an iPad! thats nice
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good Lord that is an ugly interior.
      Ricky
      • 1 Year Ago
      Autoblog, if Mercedes couldn't sell a mid-size, three row crossover in the U.S. market, do you really think they'd even consider selling a VAN here? Reallllly? Then why do you even pose the question?
        pickles
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ricky
        The V-Class could work well. It's posh to have a big family and it's posh to have a MB. The recipe doesn't seem 'off' to me when you consider a van from more humble origins, tarted up probably has a huge margin. I looked at an R-Class when I eventually bought a loaded Sienna. The R was insanely long. Longer than an S-Class and ridiculous to park. Plus, the seat folding and cargo space were of poor design.
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      Say what you want, but I think its kinda class actually. Minimalist and organic, kinda reminds me of the bridge of Star Trek Next Generation enterprise with its big wooden arch on the bridge and rounded lines... could see Sean Luc cruising in one comfortably.
      vripper
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks nice and upscale except for the "plop a cheap tablet on the dash" look.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      The Wasp
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like they mounted a radar detector where the shifter ought to be.
        Bassracerx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @The Wasp
        it probs has the same column shifter that the S class has. it takes getting used to because you dont pull it up and down you click it up and down however many times to get into the mode you want
      Bassracerx
      • 1 Year Ago
      i would buy a mercedes van hope a version comes stateside
      usa1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not attractive to my eyes, but it certainly looks futuristic.
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