Mercedes-Benz is largely known for two things, particularly in the United States: one is luxury automobiles, and the other – thanks largely to the proliferation of the Sprinter – is vans. The vehicle you see here combines both competences into one tidy package, debuting here at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
It's called the V-Class, and it essentially replaces both the Viano and the Vito in Benz's van lineup. It's hitting the European market this week, and as you might expect from something as versatile as a fullsize van, it's available in a number of different configurations. Buyers (no word on US sales, by the way) will be able to choose between two wheelbases, three body lengths and three engines – all of them based around the same 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel architecture with outputs ranging from 136 horsepower to 190 and from 243 pound-feet of torque to 325.
Whether it'll ever join the Sprinter in American showrooms remains to be seen, but you can check it out as we did through our gallery of high-resolution images from the floor of the Geneva Palexpo, and feel free to check out the full press release below.