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The Mercedes-Benz brand is known to everyone. These cars are distinguished by their reliability, practicality and attractive design. The company produces many types of machines for various purposes. The Mercedes-Benz Vito minivan has gained great popularity in the Russian car market. Specifications, photos and features of the car - later in the article.
This model first appeared in 1995. Then she made a good impression, because no one had ever produced such a progressive and futuristic design before. Yes, now this car already seems not so modern. Nevertheless, this model has always had and has its fans.
The car was produced in different modifications. There were passenger, cargo-passenger versions and just vans. In more expensive trim levels, bumpers were painted in body color. Among the main shortcomings of the German "Vito" reviews note a weakcorrosion resistance. The machine is very afraid of s alt and any moisture. To date, there are very few copies left in good condition - many require repair of thresholds, arches and other body elements.
The total length of the car body is 4.66 meters. The wheelbase is 3 meters. Width "Vito" - 1, 88 meters, height - 1, 84. Ground clearance is 16 centimeters, and weight - about two tons. Despite its size, this car is agile. Driving it is no more difficult than a regular passenger car, reviews say.
The interior of the Vito practically does not differ externally from the interiors of other Mercedes, with the exception of the horizontal tilt of the center console. Here is the same informational instrument panel, comfortable seats with a lot of adjustments (in some versions with armrests) and a four-spoke steering wheel (though without buttons). The interior is ergonomic - all this is noted by the owners in their reviews. All controls are located at a convenient distance. There is a hydraulic booster, power windows, air conditioning and a radio tape recorder. You can often find versions with an autonomous heater "Webasto" (applies to passenger models).
Due to the high seating position, the driver has excellent visibility. There are practically no "dead zones". As finishing materials - plastic, stylized wood. In budget versions, it was just gray. Due to the long base, there is a lot of space in the cabin. There are many modifications of the cabin - withsimple, leather seats. There is a version with a transformable interior and a table. At one time, the German company Westfalia was engaged in the alteration of Vito minivans. She installed gas stoves, refrigerators, and a lifting roof in Mercedes. So an ordinary minivan turned into a real home on wheels.
Among the shortcomings of the cabin can be noted soundproofing. On our bumps, the plastic makes a lot of noise, which causes a feeling of discomfort. Otherwise, the materials are very durable and wear-resistant. Next, we look at the technical specifications of the Mercedes-Benz Vito 1998.
Very rare to find a Vito with a gasoline engine under the hood. Nevertheless, such copies were mass-produced. So, consider the technical characteristics of the Mercedes-Benz Vito. The base for the Mercedes was an in-line four-cylinder engine with 129 horsepower, with a displacement of 2 liters.
Intermediate in the line is a 2.3-liter engine with 143 horsepower. And in top trim levels you can find a six-cylinder engine. What are the technical characteristics of the Mercedes-Benz Vito 2002? The power of the car is 174 horsepower. Working volume - 2.8 liters.
There are five of them in the line. Each motor has four cylinders and is located transversely. So, the base is an eight-valve engine of 2.3 liters with a capacity of 79 horsepower. There is also a more powerful version of it. With the same volume, "Vito" received 98 horsepowerpower. In addition, there is a version with a 2.2-liter engine. The technical characteristics of the Mercedes-Benz Vito 2, 2 were different. This motor has three variations. The base one develops 82 horsepower. The second modification has 102 horsepower, and the most powerful is the motor with 122 "horses".
In terms of fuel consumption, diesel engines use 6.1 to 7 liters of fuel on average. Gasoline more voracious and require 10 liters per hundred. But, given the technical characteristics of the Mercedes-Benz Vito 2001 (the mass of the car is 2 tons and the volume of the internal combustion engine is more than two liters), these are quite acceptable figures. At the same time, Vito has good traction from the bottom, reviews say. This is especially noticeable on the 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine.
We continue to study the technical characteristics of the Mercedes-Benz Vito 111 CDI. Initially, only a five-speed manual transmission was available for the Vito. For models with a four-cylinder engine, a manual transmission with a built-in differential was offered. The clutch housing, gearbox and shift cover are made of aluminium. This allowed to reduce the weight of the transmission to 46.5 kilograms. An automatic transmission was available for a surcharge. This is an old, four-stage torque converter. But the Vito automatic transmission was distinguished by three driving modes.
The Vito, like other European minivans, has no frame structure. The carrier here is the body itself. The front suspension on the Vito is independent, of the MacPherson type, with wishbones. Rear mounted suspension with springs and semi-longitudinal levers. The design allows you to adapt the stiffness of the springs and shock absorbers to the actual load. This reduces roll and body sway on the go.
Brake system - disc on all wheels. The front brakes are ventilated. Also in the basic package "Vito" includes an ABS system and brake force distribution. The parking brake is a foot pedal, like on Mercedes cars.
How does the car behave on the go? Suspension - balanced and moderately harsh. In corners, the car does not heel, but it cannot be called imposing. In its behavior, the Vito suspension resembles the Sprinter. Of the advantages, it is worth noting that the car holds firmly on the pavement at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour.
So, we have examined the technical characteristics of the Mercedes-Benz Vito minivan. Summing up, we can say that this is a very reliable, economical and versatile car. Its weak link is only the body. Therefore, when buying a used copy, you need to carefully inspect all hidden places.
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