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Vito Traveliner vs Vito Sport X: A Battle of Speed, Storage and Style

If you’re in the business of transporting heavy materials or large groups of people, you might want to take a look at the Mercedes-Benz Vito Traveliner. Capable of carrying nine occupants without causing a single complaint about legroom, the Traveliner nevertheless sacrifices very little in the way of power and speed. The roof rack is optional, and supports up to 150kg of extra weight. Don’t need nine passengers? Just alter the seating configuration and the Traveliner adds even more cargo space. As with all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, utilitarian features don’t come at the expense of luxury, and the Traveliner is unrivalled in the van world for sheer comfort. A new suspension… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Out and About in Winter Testing

Just after that massive polar vortex and with possibly a new one on the way, coupled with the sun’s pronounced lack of activity, the temperatures we’re experiencing are perfect for cold-weather testing. That’s something that the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class took head-on recently, as it was spotted testing in the snowy wild ahead of its official reveal on January 30. The new V-Class is set to replace the R-Class luxury MPV in terms of its role within the automaker’s vehicle lineup, although it is being marketed as the successor to the Viano MPV line. The unveiling is set to be held in Munich, Germany. It is notable that the V-Class… Continue Reading »

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620 Mercedes-Benz Vans Ordered by Avis Budget Group

The Avis Budget Group, a car rental company in Southern Europe, has just placed an order for a whopping 620 Mercedes-Benz Vans, which include orders for Vito, Viano, and Sprinter models. The breakdown involves 335 units going to Avis’ operations in Spain, 250 to Italy, and 35 to Portugal. “We will deploy our new rental vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans at the most important locations in Southern Europe – in particular at airports and large cities,” said Ramon Biarnes, who heads the Avis Budget Group’s Sales and Marketing in the three aforementioned countries. “The high standard of comfort and reliability of the vans from Mercedes-Benz testifies to our performance orientation at Avis.”… Continue Reading »

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Britain’s Network Rail to Use Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL as Staff Shuttle

British rail infrastructure operator Network Rail has just ordered a couple of Mercedes-Benz Vito 7-seater minibuses that will serve as the shuttle for its concierge team from its Westwood Leadership Development Centre, located on the outskirts of Coventry, to the Tile Hill station and back. That journey will be made numerous times daily, and the efficiency of the electric vans will definitely provide an advantage. The decision to purchase Vito E-CELL units was arrived at after a full year of evaluation, which was headed by Network Rail’s National Delivery Service Business Support Manager Steve Duffy. Duffy said this all started when they dropped by the Mercedes-Benz area at the Commercial… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Win More Awards

It’s like Mercedes-Benz Vans just can’t help but bring home more awards from all over. After its wins in the Motoring Matters Awards and the Van Fleet Awards, a couple of the division’s offerings grabbed awards from a specialist jury at the 2013 Courier, Express and Parcel Services Van of the Year competition that’s hosted by the Stuttgart-based ETM-Verlag publishing company. The Mercedes-Benz Vito (113 CDI variant) took the win in the “Vans up to 3 tonnes” category, while the new Sprinter (316 BlueTEC) copped first place in the “Vans up to 3.5 tonnes” category, thereby affirming its class-leading status. Because of its Euro VI-compliant engines across all variants, the… Continue Reading »

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Fujian Benz Opens Product Dev Center in China

Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation, a joint venture between Daimler and a number of Chinese partners that focus on van production, recently opened up a brand-new product development center in Fuzhou, China. Mercedes-Benz Vans chief Volker Mornhinweg noted that the opening of the facility is a significant milestone in the division’s growth strategy, dubbed ‘Vans goes global’. It took two years to complete construction of the center. “We have been producing the Vito and the Viano in China since 2010, and we also started manufacturing a bus version of the Sprinter in the Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation joint venture in 2011,” said Mornhinweg. He adds that production are to be supplemented… Continue Reading »

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Four Mercedes-Benz Vans Rallye Teams Join Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles

The Mercedes-Benz Vans Rallye Team had a special guest as they went off to join the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles. The Mercedes-Benz Vans head Volker Mornhinweg personally saw the team off and wished them success in the rallye. The team is represented by women employees of the luxury car manufacturer, craftswomen, and Lina Van de Mars, a TV moderator. The women employees of Daimler went through a qualification process and have proven their off-road skills last year. Lina Van de Mars, a TV moderator from Germany, is a highly-skilled driver and motor sports enthusiast. She will be driving in the event for the first time. Two winners of a magazine-sponsored… Continue Reading »

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