The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is sold here in the United States as a commercial vehicle known as the Metris, but in other markets it’s positioned as a plush people carrier aimed at high-end transport services and large families. That’s why the V-Class is fitted with an interior that wouldn’t look out of place in one of Mercedes’ luxury sedans, and now the exterior can be dressed up to resemble Mercedes’ more performance-oriented models with a new sports package falling under the AMG Line heading.
The AMG Line package for the V-Class borrows a number of design elements from the Mercedes-AMG performance lineup, including newly styled front and rear bumpers, distinctive side sill panels, 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, and a lip spoiler. But it’s not just about looks as the package also features a 17-inch braking system, lowered suspension with tauter spring and damper settings, and an available Agility Control variable damper system.
There are also a number of upgrades for the interior, including an available panoramic roof and new center comfort system with a chiller compartment, LED-illuminated thermo-cupholders, two iPad holders in the rear and rear seat air conditioning. The standard kit includes vents finished in chrome, a sports pedal cluster in brushed aluminum, carbon fiber-look trim and a black headlining.
The AMG Line package for the V-Class will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show on September 15 and will be available to order in markets where the V-Class is sold towards the end of the year. There’s no word yet if any of these AMG Line features will be offered on our own Metris van.
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