Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport-X Compact Dualiner 120CDI

Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport-X Compact Dualiner 120CDIThis stunning, special edition van demonstrates the ultimate in sporting performance

If you loved the Mercedes Vito, you’ll love the Vito Sport-X even more. This stunning, special edition van demonstrates the ultimate in sporting performance. The Dualiner is the height of versatility, sitting pretty on your drive at weekends, a great looker for your business in the week, and it’s a people carrier too, so perfect for any family outings.

Powered by a turbo charged 3.0-lire V6 diesel engine, the Sport-X is capable of producing 204bhp and can reach 60mph in just 8.3 seconds, with a maximum speed of 122mph.

The Sport-X is a dream to drive. It’s responsive in urban areas, and when you get onto the open road, you’ll have no qualms driving at maximum speed with a load. The turning circle is competitive making manoeuvres easy and the auto transmission is smooth even in low gear. Controlling the wheel is effortless and the luxury interior has everything to make you feel in control. Additional extras to enhance your driving experience include BRABUS 18 inch alloys, a front spoiler and leather trimmed seats.

Entry into the cabin is made easier by the lower foot-step – a unique feature which sets Mercedes-Benz ahead of its peers. The cabin contains everything you could wish for in style and comfort. We drove the Dualiner which came with 5 seats, privacy glass and child safety locks. Other highlights included cruise control with Speedtronic, a COMAND radio/CD/Navigation system, an integrated mobile phone system and a 6 CD changer.

 

The Sport-X is incredibly versatile and can be adapted to suit a variety of loads. The seats reduce the maximum payload by 64kg and can be folded in half, or better still removed from the vehicle if necessary. The vehicle comes with a top hinged tailgate which inhibits pallets from being loaded into the back, but coupled with twin sliding doors, there is plenty of access to your load. The anti-slip covering is a good safety measure and works well in wet conditions.

 

Verdict

If you’ve got cash to spare, you won’t fail to impress in the Sport-X. It will add maximum credibility to any business and is the perfect head turner for weekends with family.

Engine: 120CDi

Transmission: 5 speed automatic

Power Output: 204bhp/150kW @ 3800rpm

Economy (mpg): 38.1 (@ constant 56mph)

Insurance Group: 7A

Turning circle: 11.8

Maximum Pay Load (kg): 1092 (1028 with seats)

Load Space (m3): 4.65

Loading Length x width x height (mm): 2424mm x 1650mm x 1259mm

Wheelbase (mm): 3200

Service Intervals: 2 years / 18,000 miles