Mercedes-Benz Viano

Mercedes -Benz Viano CDI 3.0 V6 Ambiente (2003-2010)

The Mercedes -Benz 639 series (W 639 for the standard version, 639 V for the long version ) depending on the variant, a van or pickup truck. Predecessor was the W 638 In contrast to this it has a rear-wheel drive. The series is as transporter variant ( Vito ) and van version ( Viano ) format and is available with two different wheelbases, three lengths and two roof heights. 2005 Vito was elected Van of the Year.

On 31 January 2014, the successor to the 639 series was presented. This is again marketed as V- class and internally designated as the class 447.

Models and engine

Vito and Viano existed until 2006 with two V6 petrol engines 3.2 liter with 140 kW (190 hp ) and 3.7 liter with 170 kW (231 hp). They have been replaced by the new 3.5-liter V6 with 190 kW (258 hp). Furthermore, three different 2.2 liter four-cylinder diesel engines ( 65 kW/88 hp, 80 kW/109 hp, 110 kW/150 hp) and a 3.0 -liter V6 diesel engine (CDI ) in the offer. The latter is a 140 kW ( 204 hp) and 165 kW ( 224 hp) and common- rail diesel engine with a maximum torque of 440 Nm. There are all-wheel drive available for the two small diesel in conjunction with the automatic transmission.


The Vito is, like its predecessor, available in the following versions:

  • Van with up to three seats and large cargo space (type 639 601: Wheelbase 3,200 mm / overhang 765 mm, model 639 603: Wheelbase 3,200 mm / overhang 1,010 mm, type 639 605: Wheelbase 3,430 mm / overhang 765 mm)
  • Mixto with up to six seats in two rows of seats and a smaller cargo space (type 639 701: Wheelbase 3,200 mm / overhang 765 mm, model 639 703: Wheelbase 3,200 mm / overhang 1,010 mm, type 639 705: Wheelbase 3,430 mm / overhang 765 mm, model 639 711: Wheelbase 3,200 mm / overhang 765 mm, model 639 713: Wheelbase 3,200 mm / 1,010 mm overhang )
  • Combined with up to nine seats ( Model 639 701: Wheelbase 3,200 mm / overhang 765 mm, model 639 703: Wheelbase 3,200 mm / overhang 1,010 mm, type 639 705: Wheelbase 3,430 mm / overhang 765 mm, model 639 711: Wheelbase 3,200 mm / overhang 765 mm, model 639 713: Wheelbase 3,200 mm / 1,010 mm overhang )

The Viano as a car is available in four trim levels trend, fun, ambience and avant available ( 639 811: Wheelbase 3,200 mm / overhang 765 mm, model 639 813: Wheelbase 3,200 mm / overhang 1,010 mm, type 639 815: Wheelbase 3,430 mm / overhang 1,010 mm ( as with pop-up ) ). Since September 2007, the Viano is also offered in the upscale trim level X -Clusive with modified ( spoiler ), front and rear bumpers, side skirts, 18 -inch wheels and a chrome exhaust finisher. With the line X -Clusive also seat covers are available in Alcantara in either pebble or anthracite. The X -Clusive was replaced in 2011 by the Viano Avantgarde Edition 125. The Series 639 is manufactured at Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain. Some units of the Viano van assembly plant in Alcobendas, also assembled in Spain. These are supplied as CKD kits from Vitoria- Gasteiz.

From the Brabus Supercar Brabus 6.1 is offered on the basis of the Viano since 2004.

Since April 2010, the 639 Series models also roll in Fuzhou in the Fujian Daimler Automotive as Viano and Vito as well as an ambulance called SPO, from the band.

On 23 October 2010 a facelift of the two versions has been introduced, which were previously presented at the IAA 2010. Apart from the engines and the external appearance of the lighting system and the grille were changed. The headlights were given a recessed down light bar, which was similarly introduced in the model refinement of the M-Class 2008.




Electric drive

In August 2010, the Mercedes produced in a small series of 100 pieces in northern Spain Vitoria was presented Vito E-Cell vans the press and delivered to December to selected lessee in Stuttgart and Berlin for testing purposes. The tests will take four years or 80,000 kilometers.

The vehicles were not converted, but manufactured as electric vehicles. The engine has an output of 70 kW (60 kW continuous) and a torque of 280 Nm; the lithium - ion battery has a usable amount of energy for the driving operation of 32 kWh (gross 36 kWh). The mass is about 200 kg greater than that of the internal combustion engine version. Thus, the transporter has a range ( NEDC ) of 130 km. The electronically limited top speed is 89 km / h A complete full charge at 400 V three-phase system takes about six hours on single-phase 230 V AC mains twelve hours. A recuperation was not present in the test series.

Since April 2011, the Vito E-Cell vans in selected European countries is available from the factory. Similarly, since 2012 as a variant offer available. Both versions are equipped with an innovative recuperative braking system.

Awards for Vito

  • Van of the Year: 2005
  • KEP Van of the Year: 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 ( Vito Ecell ), 2012 ( Vito Vito E-Cell )
  • NFZ price of Craftsmen: 2004, 2006
  • Arctic Van Test: 2007, 2008

The Viano 4MATIC and the Vito 4x4 and sporting enthusiasts

  • 2006 escort vehicle in the Dakar Rally for the team Mercedes-Benz Service and Kwikpower
  • 2009 Participation of two Vianos on the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in Morocco. Up to the prescribed roll cage and the amended tires it was series vehicles. The Viano with the starting number 307, piloted by the Irishwoman Jeanette James and the Frenchwoman Anne -Marie Ortola as navigator, won the victory in the class SUV.
  • 2010 Renewed participation in the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles with a vehicle that was already in use in the Rally of 2009. The team took second place in the SUV category. Rider Andrea Spielvogel and Bettina navigator Singhartinger are Daimler employees who were selected in the rally in an internal competition from over 200 applicants to participate.
  • 2011 again been selected to participate in the Rally Aïcha des Gazelles employees of Daimler AG. Team 319, Andrea Spielvogel and Anneke Voss drove the Vito 4x4 to victory in the crossover category.
  • 2012 re- staffed with employees of Daimler AG, won 320 team ( Marie Le Neillon - Quesseveur and Susanne Ehmer ) with the Vito 4x4 4th place in the crossover category in the Rally Aïcha des Gazelles and was ranked # 1 in the Logica ECO -drive rating and the top spot in the special classification ' best marathon stage ' of the MDJS (La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports).
  • 2013 Starts a tuned Westfalia Jules Verne motorhomes based on the Mercedes -Benz Vito at the annual Tuner Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring in the SUV class C7 class.