Commercial vehicles have their own venue during this period through the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, but Mercedes keeps true to its nature and attacks the Fankfurt Motor Show instead.
Arguably the new special edition V Class models are built for passenger use, but we do feel Mercedes’ is over-marketing this pair of people haulers. Never mind our personal thoughts, because the V-Class Limited Edition comes to the family for a brief stint – just enough to sell the 1,500 units. The model is actually based on the V-Class, but also the Marco Polo and Marco Polo Horizon, and comes with the bespoke “designo hyacinth red metallic” seen on models such as the C and E Class.
The model also gets the Night Package and as such is fitted standard with a series of black accents: high-sheen black 18-inch wheels, black louvers and chrome inserts for the radiator grille, along with black side mirror caps, tinted rear windows, as well as a black waistline trim strip, if you select the Avantgarde and Exclusive versions. You can even hook the V Class Limited to the AMG Line elements.
The V-Class Rise Edition, meanwhile, aims to represent a great value for money purchase. The limited edition version kicks off at €34,990 in Germany in standard or long wheelbase, with space for five to eight persons. It only gets one diesel engine, the 136 hp (100 kW) or feistier 163 hp (120 kW) version, 16- or 17-inch wheels and a standard six-speed manual or optional seven-speed automatic.