New 2020 Mercedes-Benz V300d is now available in SA

The V300d offers spritely performance with a 0-100km/h time of 7.9 seconds.
The V300d offers spritely performance with a 0-100km/h time of 7.9 seconds.
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Mercedes-Benz SA on Tuesday announced that an all-new model derivative has been added to its popular V-Class range.

Answering the call for more power, the feisty new V300d comes fitted with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that churns out 176kW and 500Nm worth of torque. This motor also sports an overboost function that's programmed to momentarily deliver an extra 30Nm during hard acceleration.

Performance is spirited with Mercedes-Benz claiming a 0-100km/h time of 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 220km/h. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a trick 9G-Tronic automatic transmission that also offers manual shifting via paddles on the steering wheel. 

From launch the V300d is offered 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 with a built-in drinks cooler.

The company's MBUX infotainment system is standard on all V300d derivatives.
The company's MBUX infotainment system is standard on all V300d derivatives.
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All three V300d variants feature the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system as standard. It offers a large 10.25-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth streaming and smartphone integration for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Also shipping standard is a 16-speaker Burmester sound system featuring an integrated voice amplification system that ensures that the driver and front passenger can converse comfortably with rear passengers, regardless of the distance between them.

A few of the safety highlights include the Driver Assist package that features Pre-Safe, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist and Active Brake Assist.

Pricing for the new Mercedes-Benz V300d is as follows:

  • V300d Avantgarde: R1,440,203
  • V300d Avantgarde with AMG Line: R1,515,183
  • V300d Exclusive: R1,645,880

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