The 2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class range has been bolstered with the addition of a new V220d variant, which reduces the price of entry by over $12,000 to $74,990 before on-road costs.
Slotting in beneath the top-spec V250d Avantgarde and above the more basic Valente people movers, the V220d forgoes some of the higher specification of the V250, while also featuring a slightly less powerful version of the 2.2-litre twin-turbo diesel engine.
Producing 120kW of power and 380Nm of torque, the V220d is 20kW and 60Nm down on its more expensive sibling, giving it the same outputs of the lesser Valente van.
However, equipment highlights for the mid-spec German people carrier include a 7.0-inch infotainment display with Garmin Map Pilot navigation system, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear-view camera with dynamic guidelines, along with the driver assistance package - which includes autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and lane keep assist.
Standard features across the V-Class range include selectable driving modes, adaptive dampers, active parking assist, Lugano leather upholstery, ambient lighting, multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters, climate control, and an automatic tailgate.
The Mercedes-Benz V220d is available to order now.
2017 Mercedes-Benz Valente and V-Class pricing (plus on-road costs)
Valente BlueTec - $58,100
V220d BlueTec - $74,990
V250d BlueTec Avantgarde - $87,200