Mercedes V Class
|Not easy to compete against the T5 of VW.|
From the craftsmen estate car we are far from here. Therefore it is characteristic that the Viano remains in the program. The rear space of the new V-Class is rather reminiscent of a railway coupe first class. Actually, there are now voices which the autonomous driving favoured by the manufacturers, consider as the wrong path. In this classy passenger compartment all the arguments come together.
One could imagine how great you talk while the car makes its way through the traffic. On the other hand, you ask yourself, why you are not traveling in a similar way and cheaper by train. Clear, with a car, you go directly to the destination. However, the railway would provide over relatively long distances a quicker average speed, although in the V-Class are possible up to 206 km/h.
In turn, the enormous capacity of the new V-Class speaks against it. The who still have to think long here, what is to be taken with and what not, perhaps really makes too much on vacation. Mercedes is doing everything to make it for passengers as comfortable as possible. Also the assistants are determined with standard monitoring of fatigue and crosswind (!) for people who travel a lot.
The simple craftsmen one has 'lost' with this setup. It is aimed at families with toy spoiled children, 'leisure activists' with lots of 'outdoor equipment' or the shuttle service of luxury hotels. The 'best or nothing' will be demonstrated here again. Whether this is a good slogan for the reality of life?
|28 kg weight per seat rear|
Let's stay with practicality. If a variable concept should prevail here, for example, the weight of the seating is to keep low, even if for turning you have to let snap out and snap in again the respective chair. But the huge, electrically opening tailgate has a rather at BMW usual rear window which can be opened separately, the e.g. here is much more useful for confined spaces.
For us, the investments of 190 million euros in the Spanish Mercedes factory in Vitoria are more interesting. According to Daimler, it is the second largest factory in the production network. This is an interesting movement, but at least not in the near or distant East this time, but in the old EC Europe. However, the workers can afford hardly a vehicle from 42,900 euros. 02/14