Prices for the Mercedes-Benz Vito are up for 2022, but there’s a new powertrain for most models.

All Vito 116 and 119 models use a new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, referred to as OM 654, mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission

It replaces the OM 651 turbo-diesel 2.0-litre four, which was mated with a seven-speed automatic.

Mercedes-Benz says the change takes effect for all vehicles produced in March 2022 onwards, and the first vehicles should arrive for sale in May 2022.

Outputs are unchanged – 120kW of power and 380Nm of torque in Vito 116 models, and 140kW and 440Nm in Vito 119 variants.

All 116 and 119 models receive a price increase of between $3688 and $4233, but Mercedes-Benz has included additional equipment.

This includes tinted windows, front ‘Comfort seats’, all-season rubber floor mats, and adaptive cruise control.

Mercedes-Benz says the new nine-speed has a wider ratio spread “which can result in improved drive quality and fuel efficiency”, though local fuel economy figures haven’t been made available.

The company says the new engine includes a diesel particulate filter (DPF) closer to the engine block, allowing it to reach its optimum operating temperature quicker, while noise and vibration have been reduced.

The entry-level, front-wheel drive Vito 111, for which prices are also up, continues with its OM 622 1.6-litre turbo-diesel four, producing 84kW and 270Nm and mated with a six-speed manual.

The range continues to comprise van and five-seat Crew Cab variants. The related Valente people mover has been renamed Vito Tourer.

In the second half of 2022, the Vito range will gain a new electric variant called the eVito.

Likewise, Mercedes-Benz Vans portfolio will grow to include corresponding electric passenger vans: the eVito Tourer and the EQV.

Pricing

Panel van

  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito 111 SWB: $44,058 (+$1158)
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito 111 LWB: $46,318 (+$1218)
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116 MWB: $57,763 (+$3863)
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116 LWB: $60,023 (+$3923)
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119 MWB: $65,779 (+$3629)
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119 LWB: $68,038 (+$3688)

Crew cab

  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116 MWB: $62,664 (+$4364)
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito 116 LWB: $64,923 (+$4423)
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119 MWB: $70,662 (+$4112)
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119 LWB: $72,921 (+$4171)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Engines

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito 111 uses a 1.6-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine with 84kW of power and 270Nm of torque, mated with a six-speed manual transmission.

The Vito 116 and Vito 119 both use a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder, with 120kW and 380Nm in the former and 140kW and 440Nm in the latter. They both use a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Vito 111 models are front-wheel drive while Vito 116 and 119 models are rear-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy figures for the 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito have yet to be published.

All models have a 70L fuel tank.

Dimensions

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vito measures 4895mm long in SWB guise, 5140mm in MWB models, and 5370mm in LWB models.

For panel van models, load lengths are 2586mm long in the SWB, 2831mm in the MWB, and 3061mm in the LWB.

All models are 2244mm wide, including the mirrors. Maximum load bay width is 1709mm.

All models have a maximum roof load of 150kg. Braked towing capacity is 2000kg in the Vito 111 and 2500kg in the Vito 116 and 119.

Servicing and Warranty

The Mercedes-Benz Vito is covered by a five-year, 250,000km warranty.

Mercedes-Benz offers three different pre-paid service packages, ranging from three to five years. Servicing is required every 12 months or 25,000km.

The prices for the BestBasic pre-paid service packages are as follows:

  • Three services: $2270
  • Four services: $3143
  • Five services: $3412

You can also choose to pay as you go for your services.

Safety

The Mercedes-Benz Vito has a five-star rating from ANCAP, based on testing conducted in 2014. It received an adult occupant protection score of 93 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection score of 67 per cent, and a safety assist score of 85 per cent.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Reversing camera

Mercedes-Benz Vans’ website says products manufactured from 1 November 2021 onwards may be missing autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Standard Equipment

The Vito 111 comes standard with:

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Climate control air-conditioning
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Tilt-and-reach adjustable steering
  • Dual sliding doors
  • 16-inch steel wheels

The Vito 116 and Vito 119 add:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Comfort seats
  • Tinted wheels
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • ‘Comfort’ seats

Options include but are not limited to:

  • Rear barn doors
  • LED headlights with active cornering lights
  • Satellite navigation
  • Digital rear-view mirror
  • Front bench seat
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body-coloured bumpers

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