The last time we got acquianted with the Mercedes-Benz V300 d was in Spain in 2019 at the refreshed V-Class international launch.
The German marque at that time had no plans to bring the V300d to our shores and we were saddened about it.
Finally, the German marque is finally bringing the range-topping variant to SA.
Powering the V300 d is a four-cylinder OM 654 engine with 176 kW of power and 500 Nm of torque. There is an overboost function that increases the torque figure by 30 Nm.
Speaking of performance, it dashes from a standstill to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds en route to a top speed of 220 km/h. It lurks a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission that is also available for the first time in the V-Class range.
The V300d is available in three different variants: Avantgarde, Avantgarde with AMG Line and the flagship Exclusive. The latter comes standard with a panoramic sunroof, rear climatised seats and a centre console.
As with all other V-Class models, the V300 d comes standard in a 7-seat configuration but this can be customised to a 6 or 8-seater, depending on the customer’s needs. Leather seats can be changed from the standard Black Leather, to Tartufo Brown Leather, or Silk Beige Leather at no extra cost.
All V300 d models also feature the Mercedes-Benz User Experience or MBUX that replaces the previous COMAND Online system. This feature will also now be available across the full V-Class model range.
The system includes a 10.25 inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Smartphone integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Mercedes-Benz hard-disk navigation.
There is a standard Burmester sound system with 16 speaker surround sound system.
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