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2024 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo Premieres With MBAC Smartness and New Looks

We already knew the 2024 Mercedes-Benz mid-size van portfolio was getting updated, as the German automaker shared initial information back in July. Now, they're showing off the new V-Class Marco Polo to an interested audience at the Caravan Salon trade fair.
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During the initial presentation, the Stuttgart-based premium automaker said the refreshed EQV, V-Class, and V-Class Marco Polo MPVs are more luxurious, and the 'workhorse' Vito and eVito vans also try to focus on sharpening their premium character. Now, the spotlight is on the V-Class Marco Polo camper because the Caravan Salon Düsseldorf trade fair is in full swing between August 25 and September 3.

This is the world's "leading trade fair for mobile living" and featured quite a few premieres aside from the Mercedes-Benz representative if we also count the retro-sweet Citroen Type Holidays, the new Ford Transit Custom Nugget, or the Volkswagen T7 California concept and Amarok camper truck. But since Mercedes-Benz Vans didn't give us too much in-depth information about the refreshed V-Class and Vito families during the initial reveal, now is the perfect time to discover more about the camper version of the mid-size van.

Mercedes-Benz says, "The new V-Class Marco Polo presents itself even more tailor-made for a luxurious van-life experience and thus follows the strategic realignment of Mercedes-Benz Vans." To us, that sounds like more premium and tech features combined with higher price points. The exterior modifications include a revised radiator grille, a redesigned bumper, an LED light strip for the grille in combination with the optional AMG Line design package, plus adaptive MULTIBEAM LED headlamps.

But that's just the front. In the rear, there's also a new bumper, refreshed LED taillights, Mercedes-Benz lettering on a chrome trim strip, plus new light-alloy wheels for the profile and new paint colors. Inside is an upgraded instrument panel with two 12.3-inch widescreen displays, new vents, a new-generation steering wheel (with capacitive hands-off recognition), and a new center console with integrated, optional wireless smartphone charging.

There's also ambient lighting with 64 colors, optional steering wheel heating, plus the latest MBUX version, which includes optional features like ENERGIZING comfort control or navigation with augmented reality. More importantly, Mercedes claims its V-Class Marco Polo turns into a smart home on wheels with the newly introduced functions of the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control (MBAC) interface module – such as the level-up feature with the Airmatic suspension.

New safety and assistance systems with additional or enhanced features complete the bigger picture. However, one thing remains unchanged on the V-Class Marco Polo – the camper part of the equation. As such, the minivan has space for four people and standard perks like a pop-up roof with a roof bed, a seat/bunk combination, a folding table, a fully equipped kitchen, and a wardrobe. The Caravan Salon also got the T-Class with the new Marco Polo module, by the way.
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