The Mercedes Benz Viano is a Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) manufactured by Mercedes Benz, a German car manufacturer, which is a subsidiary of Daimler AG. The car maker is draws from the work by Karl Benz, the man who created the first petrol powered car known as the Benz Patent Motorwagen. The car maker was then first officially marketed in the year 1901 by Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft.. The Viano is a product of company that is probably the longest serving automotive company publicly known on the global market. It is a sure reflection of the long experience and advancement of technological and mechanical automotive functions.
The Viano wears a very striking appearance, one that is drawn from the great ingenuity of Mercedes Benz and its long standing ability to provide class and quality. It has perfect refined looks, with the perfect contours, well defined lateral and vertical visible and implied contours. Mercedes Benz released the special edition Viano X-Clusive, which was availed to specific markets, coming in either petrol or diesel engines. This model was unveiled for the period running 2008 to 2010. It debuted the market with a sporty look, taking on the Brilliant Silver or Obsidian Black metallic paint, together with a redesigned radiator grille, 18 inch wheels, a chromed exhaust tailpipe, side skirts and a unique front and rear bumpers. Refined work on the Viano X-Clusive included specially designed pebble or anthracite colored twin leather seats and a choice of grey or brown burr walnut wood accents.
Mercedes Benz avails the Viano is many model variants that number up to 14 models, namely the Viano MPV 2.0 CDI Trend 5 door– available as both the Long-Wheel-Base [LWB]; then the Viano MPV 2.2 CDI Ambiente – also on both LWB & SWB -5dr variant. Also added to the 2.0 L Ambiente variant is the XLWB model. Also included on the list is the Viano MPV 2.2 CDI Trend 5dr – on SWB, LWB and XLWB; and the Viano MPV 3.0 CDI Ambiente 5dr - on SWB, LWB and XLWB. Coming with a 3.5 L engine are three models; the Viano MPV Ambiente LWB, SWB and XLWB models.
When it comes to the technological features on the Viano, this is where it conquers the roost, just like the R-Class SUV. It comes with one of the most spacious interior, with excellent ergonomics, offering quality, comfort and capacity. The seats can be repositioned to take in up to eight people and luggage, on top of the 8 people. It comes with an independent suspension and has under-seat storage capacity. With power steering, the Viano is very friendly to its drivers, offering easy control and maneuvering.
Its safety and security offering includes the driver and passenger airbags for safety during collision. It also hosts Intelligent Restraint systems which help by reducing impact during collision. The seats are fitted with the three-point seatbelts which come with pre-tensioners which are able to take up slack on detection of a collision and still prevent intensive pressure. Other capabilities on the safety front include the ability of the car to channel the energy of impact in front, side, rear or head-on collisions. To enhance safety for the Viano, two head-on airbags and front side airbags are fitted as standard, with front window airbags available as an option. Additional features include the Electronic stability control (ESP), traction control system (ASR), anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and brake assist (BAS), which are all fitted as standard. If BAS is activated, the hazard lights flash to warn following motorists of an emergency braking manoeuvre.
The Viano offers exceptional comfort such that when travelling across long distances, this won’t mean a thing; due the comfort offered by the car and the friendly interior environment. The Viano comes fitted with the TEMPMATIC air conditioning, which ensures year-round comfortable temperatures. Other options offered include the tilting or sliding roof for the front and a glass sunroof for the rear. The audio system consists of controls on the steering wheel for easy access on the road and to prevent unnecessary accidents.
The Viano is the ultimate choice when it comes to owning an all-round, comfort vehicle that fits perfectly well various settings. It’s the ultimate MPV with class and style.