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Mercedes-Benz V-Class AMG Line is a Reality, Will Take a Bow in Frankfurt

Remember when Mercedes-AMG launched the fabulous all-new Sprinter63 S performance van? No, you don't, because that was an April Fools prank, but the AMG Line for the V-Class is the real deal.
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Although the idea of a 4.0-liter V8 rumbling in the engine compartment of a Vito van might make one or two fans happy, there's no way we'll ever going to see such a hardcore treatment in Mercedes-Benz's backyard.

However, an AMG Line for the V-Class is already on the table as of today, ready to make a debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015.

But first, allow us to offer more info on the package. For those keen on making people carriers look sleeker than they should be, the AMG Line comes with new front and rear aprons "baked" in Mercedes-AMG's ovens, along with side sill panels and 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels.

As far as the interior is concerned, high-class travellers will benefit from a panoramic roof and will feel the spoils offered by he large centre console with an integral cooler compartment and LED-illuminated thermo-cupholders. In addition, two iPad holders are available for the businessmen or businesswomen sitting in the rear.

Now, we know what you're thinking: what is happening to Mercedes-Benz and what is the AMG badge doing next to a van, right? Well, we'll let Mercedes officials explain that for now:

"The response to the Concept V-ision e was decidedly positive. Our customers prefer that something 'extra'. That is also confirmed by the individual orders. The majority of customers order their V-Class with numerous exclusive, high-quality optional extras", said Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

Mechanical changes are also on the table. For example, the V-Class AMG Pack comes with brake callipers wearing the Mercedes-Benz badge plus a sport suspension system lowered by 15 millimetres with a taut spring and damper setup.

No info on pricing yet, but we expect to know more about this matter in a couple of weeks.

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