2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito: Larger capacity diesel engine added to minivan lineup
Joining the current 1.6-litre turbodiesel will be an existing 2.0-litre engine which Mercedes-Benz says is “powerful, comfortable and efficient”
Mercedes-Benz has announced that its Vito van range will soon receive the brand’s 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine – the 1950cc OM 654 – which has been in service since its debut in the W213 E-Class in 2016.
Pricing for the Vito van now starts at $44,058 (before road charges) for the 111 SWB van and extends to $70,336 (before road charges) for the Vito Tourer mover.
The updated Vito range with this larger capacity diesel engine variant will go on sale in Australia in May 2022.
The Mercedes-Benz Vito competes with other commercial vans such as the Hyundai Staria Load, Ford Transit, Peugeot Expert and Volkswagen Transporter.
What are the advantages of the OM 654 powertrain?
The OM 654 turbodiesel also brings a nine-speed automatic transmission which replaces the previous seven-speed and, according to Mercedes-Benz, brings with it a wider gear spread which results in improved ride quality and fuel efficiency.
The engine also has a diesel particulate filter which is located closer to the engine so that it warms up faster and is therefore more efficient.
The 1950cc engine is all aluminum in construction and features balance shafts on each side to make the engine incredibly compact while contributing to engine durability and reliability.
Noise and vibration have also been reduced, making the 2022 Vito pleasant and comfortable to drive, according to Mercedes-Benz.
The OM 654 will be available in two power levels: 120kW/380Nm and 140kW/440Nm and will be offered in panel van, crew cab van and Vito Tourer body styles.
This exact engine has been used in a wide range of Mercedes-Benz vehicles since 2016, including A, B, CLA, C, E and GLE class variants under the ‘200’ and ‘220’ model names.
The standard equipment of the Mercedes-Benz Vito van includes driver, front passenger, pelvis and window airbags, attention assist, side wind assist (in windy conditions), two sliding doors and a one-piece tailgate.
Inside, there’s an Audio 30 multimedia system that includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen. A multifunction steering wheel and the Bluetooth hands-free kit are also standard.
Commercial Van optional equipment includes a three-passenger front configuration, side tie-down rails, dual-wing rear doors, floor rail system and LED cargo area lighting strip .
Safety features include adaptive brake lights (which flash during sudden braking), lane keep assist, blind spot assist, adaptive cruise control, auto high beams, park assist active, active brake assist and rear view camera are all standard across the Vito range. .
Mercedes-Benz Vito 2022: price in Australia
All prices quoted are before road charges.
- Van 111 SWB: $44,058
- 111 LWB van: $46,318
- 116 MWB van: $57,763
- 116 LWB van: $60,023
- 119 MWB van: $65,779
- 119 LWB van: $68,038
- 116 MWB Crew Cab Van: $62,664
- 116 LWB Crew Cab Van: $64,923
- 119 MWB Crew Cab Van: $70,662
- 119 LWB Crew Cab Van: $72,921
- Vito Tourer: $70,336