Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport X review (2007-2011) – MSN Cars UK

27 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport X review (2007-2011) – MSN Cars UK
Mercedes-Benz Vito

Sport X (2007-2011)

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at first glance it’s a ruded up Mercedes Vito van some tasty Brabus Nothing wrong with in itself but what’s it doing Well, if you’re looking for versatile family transport or the lifestyle accessory but SUV running are looking scary this be your knight in shining red) armour.32mm shorter and narrower than an ML, the Vito’s footprint is smaller than you think.

And with a detuned version of the super smooth V6 diesel found in the ML320 CDI it’s got of grunt too. With proper seats (and for more) it can do the family car thing as as the bona fide load

Well, in van terms this officially counts as compact, if it clearly dwarfs any conventional car. And compared with its brethren this really is the model, the lairy looking X boasting most un-van luxuries such as leather an automatic gearbox, Comand iPod connectivity and so on.So it comes to creature comforts it demands few compromises from accustomed to conventional cars. And the £27K pricetag is steep in vehicle terms compared the £40K-plus Mercedes charges for an estate or ML using the same it begins to look like of a bargain.

Fancy trimmings can’t the commercial vehicle origins but the X does everything it can to ease acclimatisation. You sit high and straight-backed but the are … comfy and the multi-function and Comand infotainment system be familiar to any Merc driver.The five-speed auto also life easy and in the powerful and refined V6 diesel motor got its perfect partner. It goes

absolute stink, with a baiting 0-62mph time of 8.3 and power enough to make distance motorway cruising an doddle – this just eats the miles up.

It may be tarted up with all the toys but the X is still based on a commercial and those accustomed to passenger car fit and are going to be disappointed. It’s all and no nonsense but there’s a lot of grey around and the vinyl flooring to the utilitarian air.Refinement is also notches down from you’d get in an equivalent conventional the tyre roar from the big rubber resonating through the interior and especially intrusive at speeds. And whatever the numbers say it being smaller than a ML, it feel cumbersome at times.

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