The Vito impresses when it comes to payload, with front-wheel drive models able to carry up to 1,080 Kg in a load cube of up to 6.6m3 in the extra-long models. Rear-wheel drive models are equally as impressive when it comes to their carrying ability: up to 1,125 Kg can be transported in the Vito.
Available as a compact, long or extra-long model; the Mercedes-Benz Vito is as flexible as you need it to be. With load cubes from 5.5m3 to 6.6m3 and a load length of up to 3.06m even long pipes and euro palletes can be effortlessly transported.
The panel van models feature twin rear doors as standard along with a sliding door on the left and right of the vehicle, for maximum access to your loadspace. Lashing ring on the vehicle floor allow loads to be safely tied down, whilst innovative load securing rails are available as an option.
Economy and Power
The Vito panel van offers a wide range of powertrain options, depending on your needs. From the efficient and frugal front wheel-drive109CDI - which is ideal for urban work - to the powerful 119 BlueTEC - ideal for long distance and towing applications, there's a Vito van for every application. The choice of front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive is unique in the mid-size van sector and gives unparalleled choice. BlueTEC models are also available with 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, for increased driver comfort and towing capacity.
All the Mercedes-Benz Vito panel models are optimised to give outstanding fuel economy (up to 47.1 mpg combined for the 116 BlueTEC) and reduced emissions. BlueTEC engines are further optimised with a fuel efficiency package including ECO start/stop, alternator management, optimised aerodynamics, and ECO power steering.
The Vito's BlueTEC engines are the first in the medium van segment to meet the Euro 6 emissions standard. BlueTEC engines use SCR technology to reduce NOx emissions, for better environmental responsibility.
Equipment and Technology
The Vito comes with high levels of specification as standard. The multi-function steering wheel with trip computer gives the driver access to vehicle information and settings, whilst cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC speed limiter allows the driver keep within speed-check limits on motorways.
The Vito panel van helps keep you connected, with the standard Audio 15 infotainment unit. Its high-quality TFT display is intuitive to operate and offers a vast array of connection options, including: Radio, USB, Aux-in, SD memory card slot, Bluetooth® hands free and iPod® interface, along with integration with the multifunction steering wheel.
Optional Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC technology parking sensors makes the end of every journey safer and easier. The Vito can parallel or bay park itself by automatically and precisely steering the vehicle into a space.
The optional LED Intelligent Light System takes the strain off the driver and lends the vehicle a striking lighting design. Mercedes-Benz vans incorporate active LED headlights which swivel with the steering wheel, light up corners and adapt lighting to the road and conditions. Alongside this, LED rear lighting makes the vehicle even more visible and therefore safer.
7G-TRONIC PLUS is a torque converter automatic transmission which combines smooth shifting with enhanced fuel economy. A number of driving modes from 'Efficiency' to 'Manual' modes and paddles behind the steering for enhanced comfort and driving dynamics.
The Vito protects its driver and load like no other van: The Mercedes-Benz ATTENTION ASSIST can detect signs of inattention and warn the driver to take a break; Crosswind Assist ensures dangerous crosswinds do not blow New Vito out of its lane; the latest generation ADAPTIVE ESP® keeps the vehicle on the right track and will even wipe its brakes in the wet. Tyre Pressure Monitoring is also fitted as standard, to warn of dangerous losses of tyre pressure.
The Vito panel also comprises a high-strength steel bodyshell with standard airbags for the driver and co-driver for increased passive safety. The Vito also helps emergency services: Rescue Assist QR codes give emergency services vital vehicle information like the best cutting points and location of fuel tanks.
The Vito van is also available with a whole host of options to improve active safety. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST can help to avoid or mitigate the effects of a rear end crash by warning the driver with lights and sounds, then calculating the optimum amount of brake pressure to prevent a collision. Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist are also available to enhance your safety even further.