The Mercedes Vito automatic van sits in many ways within a class of one – whilst the dimensions of this LWB Medium-sized panel van closely align with a number of other vehicles on the market – the W639 2nd generation variant of the Vito retains a traditional rear-wheel-drive chassis with the venerable 2.2l engine mounted longitudinally and in this instance producing 160ps to give balance and performance that bettered anything else in period (save for the rare V6 model) – It also enabled Mercedes to fit their tried and tested 5G torque converter automatic transmission that makes it a pleasure to drive both in town and on the motorway whether you leave the gearbox to its own devices or use the Tiptronic control to select your own ratio’s.
This Mercedes Vito automatic van particular example has come in from an electronics supply company and was used to deliver office equipment so has led a very easy life with no significant cosmetic wear and tear and an extremely high specification with a number of factory upgrades that provide a premium driving experience to match the premium image afforded by the 3 pointed stars affixed to the grille.
Cruise control and an adjustable speed limiters are fitted in addition to voice control for the stereo and onboard satellite navigation system. The driver also benefits from a well designed ergonomic cab with Air-Conditioning, Bluetooth phone connection along with Rear Parking sensors, whilst front passengers are afforded additional safety thanks to the fitment of an Airbag.
The rear cargo compartment has been lined with sound insulation panels to the sides and roof – with a durable non-slip water-resistant flooring panel that shows very little signs of wear. durability. Access is excellent thanks to dual sliding side doors and a lift-up tailgate which provides a good shelter from adverse weather and creates a more symmetrical look to the back of the vehicle.
The vehicle is supplied serviced, MOT tested and with an in-house comprehensive warranty and is sure to move quickly – it would make an ideal work vehicle, particularly for those needing an automatic transmission – but would also be ideally suited for those needing a van as a lifestyle vehicle with partial glazing and interior upgrades available on request.
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