2012 Geneva Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz Viano Pearl Limited Edition

Article by Christian A., on March 7, 2012

With the new Mercedes-Benz Viano PEARL Limited Edition, the consumers get the advantages of a large-capacity vehicle but they’re still able to travel in style. The range-topping model of the Viano lineup offers spaciousness and exclusivity. It sets the bar higher with its classy and stylish interior that uses only the best materials while it gets a dynamic exterior.

The front end design comes with a revised modified radiator grille and a unique bumper with integrated LED daytime driving lights that offer an understated but effective initial indication of the class exemplified by this exclusive Viano. The vehicle gets a special look from its new "magno allanite grey" paintwork, which comes with a satin finish. Mercedes-Benz is also offering an alternative new metallic paint finish.

The Viano PEARL Limited Edition is fitted with 19-inch light-alloy wheels with two-tone paintwork and tires in 245/45 R 19. The vehicle gets shoulder line trim strips that only serve to highlight its elegant character. For the exterior, the company is offering optional roof rails in the contrasting dark color "mountain grey.”

It’s not a Mercedes-Benz without its luxurious features and this particular one gets high-quality real wood, fine nappa leather, as well as trim elements in brushed aluminum. Entering the car is a treat in itself as its entrance steps are laden with walnut wood strips and it has illuminated brand lettering.

The rear gets an actual walnut floor that comes with a warm walnut stain finish. The privacy level of the vehicle can be adjusted with the touch of a button via the MAGIC SKY CONTROL that darkens the rear side windows. Electrochromatic glass is used for the windows.

Powering the Viano PEARL CDI 3.0 Blue EFFICIENCY Limited Edition is a V6 diesel engine that has a 165 kW (224 hp) rating that results to excellent performance but with limited fuel consumption. Another option is offered – the new top Viano model that’s offered as a 3.5 version with a V6 petrol engine, which delivers 190 kW (258 hp). These two engine versions get an automatic transmission. It has a retail price of € 99,000 net.

The interior of the Mercedes-Benz Viano, with its Lugano leather upholstery, can be described as exclusive, stylish, and elegant. Its seat covers, for both the driver and the passengers, have a new design. The fabrics and the nappa leather come in different colors and as already mentioned, there is the Lugano upholstery. There is a total of three colors available with each having a piping design and with its grain finish, resulting in a stylish look.

Complementing the new upholstery are the decorative trims that are finished in a fine burr walnut. While the Lugano leather upholstery is an option for the Viano Trend, this same material is fitted as standard under the Viano Ambiente. For both the Viano Fun and the Viano Marco Polo, this same leather is in orion grey. An excellent option for the Viano is the Rear Seat Entertainment system which can be pre-installed.

This system ensures that the passengers sitting in the back are not only entertained but informed as well. In fact, the Viano comes with a wide range of media formats. There are films to help entertain the children and it can even contain presentations for business partners. Should the customers want it, the system can be equipped at the factory level with the mountings and wiring for the devices placed on the vehicle’s roof liner. These are, to name a few, infrared headphones, DVD players, monitors, and the hinged roof liner systems.

All of these can be availed at Mercedes-Benz Accessories and can then be fitted to the vehicle through workshops certified by Mercedes-Benz. There is a feature though that will be fitted regardless of what Viano variant the customer buys. This is a new set of radios that deliver the best when it comes to entertainment and information. Fitted as standard are the CD/DVD drive and the hands-free Bluetooth system.

Standard as well is the auxiliary connection for other devices. What makes the audio system in Viano remarkable is that the navigation system, CD player/CD changer, and radio, are all managed by Lingatronic, a voice control system. Customers who are not interested to have the Bluetooth system can opt to have the telephony system. This particular system comes with a roof antenna, fixed telephone console, and offers excellent voice quality.

Press Release

Exclusive, stylish and dynamic: the Viano PEARL. The new Limited Edition from Mercedes-Benz

Travelling in ultimate style: the new Mercedes-Benz Viano PEARL Limited Edition demonstrates the possibilities offered by a large-capacity vehicle. The top model of the Viano line combines spaciousness with exclusivity. It sets new standards with its tasteful and stylish interior featuring select materials and its dynamic exterior.

Striking exterior: Exclusive appearance exuding dynamism and style

The front end design featuring a modified radiator grille and a distinctive bumper with integrated LED daytime driving lights provides a subtle yet effective initial indication of the class embodied by this exclusive Viano. The new "magno allanite grey" paintwork featuring a satin finish plays its part in defining the vehicle's special appearance. An alternative new metallic paint finish will also be available to customers from the start-up of production.

19-inch light-alloy wheels with two-tone paintwork and tyres in 245/45 R 19 emphasize the dynamic character of the Viano PEARL Limited Edition. The vehicle's equally elegant character is underlined by shoulder line trim strips. The exterior can be further refined with the optional roof rails in the contrasting dark colour "mountain grey".

Luxurious interior: high-quality real wood, fine nappa leather and trim elements in brushed aluminium

Entrance steps with walnut wood strips and illuminated brand lettering welcome passengers aboard. The rear boasts a real walnut floor finished in a warm walnut stain. Despite its protective seal, the material presents an open-pored and natural appearance. The side trim panels in the rear and the cockpit are also in walnut. Roof liner and window pillars feature high-quality DINAMICA fabric.

The front seats and the four individual seats in the rear are upholstered in finest two-tone nappa leather in seashell grey and grey beige. Contrasting stitching adds an attractive highlight, as do the trim strips in brushed aluminium, whose colour is designed to complement the two nappa leather variants. Subtle, dimmable ambient lighting behind the aluminium trim strips underscores the sedate atmosphere reminiscent of a stylish yacht.

Impressive dimming effect with electrochromatic glass

Passengers are able to control the degree of privacy which they wish to enjoy on board the Viano PEARL Limited Edition, thanks to MAGIC SKY CONTROL, featuring electrochromatic glass for the rear side windows which can be darkened at the touch of a button. The glazing can be switched directly from light to dark or dimmed in ten successive stages. This effect is made possible by liquid crystals in the double glazing which adjust their orientation according to the applied voltage, thereby altering the degree of transparency.

Specially tailored sound system from Bang & Olufsen

A "BeoSound Viano" sound system from Bang & Olufsen, produced and tuned specifically for the Viano PEARL Limited Edition, provides for superior on-board audio quality. The system comprises an amplifier with a total output of 1320 W, together with 18 high-end loudspeakers and four illuminated tweeter lenses distributed throughout the interior.

A W-LAN hotspot keeps the vehicle connected for entertainment or work purposes while on the road. Up to four terminals can be connected simultaneously to the internet.

Limited edition based on the Viano VISION PEARL showcar

The Viano PEARL CDI 3.0 Blue EFFICIENCY Limited Edition is powered by a V6 diesel engine rated at 165 kW (224 hp) which combines superior performance with restrained fuel consumption. Alternatively, the new top Viano model is also available as a 3.5 variant with a V6 petrol engine rated at 190 kW (258 hp). Both engine variants come with an automatic transmission.
The new flagship for the Mercedes-Benz Viano originates from the impressive Viano VISION PEARL show car at the last Frankfurt International Motor Show. The highly positive response to the show car prompted Mercedes-Benz Vans to take it as the basis for development of the new series-production model. The Mercedes-Benz Limited Edition Viano PEARL will be premiered at the Geneva Motor Show from 6 to 18 March. It will retail at € 99,000 net. The Viano PEARL Limited Edition will be available for ordering from the spring. The initial vehicles will be delivered to customers in the summer of 2012.

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