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02 Jul 2010

Mercedes-Benz Vario is undergoing a facelift

  • Vario receives a new Euro 6 engine and state-of-the-art exhaust technology
  •  Vario is market leader in its segment - the Vario success story goes on
  • Vario is synonymous with customised, flexible transport solutions


The Mercedes-Benz Vario is undergoing a facelift and is set to receive a new drivetrain.  To meet the requirements of future emissions standards, the Vario will be converted to include a new engine featuring new exhaust technology that will supplement the tried-and-trusted SCR technology and meet the Euro 6 standard. The Vario will also continue to be produced in the Ludwigsfelde plant beyond 2013.

The long-standing market success of the Vario in the high-capacity van segment is testimony to the sound investment in the vehicle and in the Ludwigsfelde plant near Berlin. The largest member of the Mercedes-Benz van product family not only combines the high load capacity of a 'light truck' with the agile handling characteristics of a van, but offers an equally compelling proposition with its sophisticated product quality, reliability and unrivalled combination and special-purpose body options.

Thanks to its front engine, the Vario - unlike its 'light truck' counterparts - does not need a tilting cab, making it ideally suited to the van concept. The driver enjoys the benefit of convenient access from the cab to the rear section of the vehicle. As a result, the Vario can be used for applications such as parcel-delivery, emergency ambulance, mobile support unit, specialist shop or camper van.

The long wheelbase panel van can offer internal load space volumes of up to 17.4m², making it the largest panel van on the market. A low loading height, ideal for both forklift and handball operation augments the high payload making the vehicle ideally suited for long haul, heavy-duty distribution.

All in all, the Vario is the ideal tool for tomorrow's challenges - even as it moves into its 15th year of production - thanks to its customised, flexible body options which are tailored precisely to customer requirements.