The Mercedes-Benz Viano (sold as the V-Class in some markets) is a multi-purpose vehicle
based on the popular Mercedes-Benz Vito commercial panel van.
The first generation went on sale in 1996. It is presently in its second generation, having
undergone a number of changes – including a new name in 2004. In 2010 Mercedes-Benz gave
the Viano a facelift with revised front and rear bumpers and lights. The interior was also improved
with upgraded materials and new technology added.
The Viano is available in both rear- and four-wheel-drive configurations and comes in three
lengths, two wheelbases and a choice of four modern petrol and diesel engines (as well as two
specialist tuned models) coupled with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic
transmission. Six or seven seats come as standard in most markets, however the Viano can be
turned into an eight-seater by fitting two 3-seater benches in the rear.