2013 Mercedes Benz Viano CDI BLUEEFFICIENCY AMBIENTE 2.2 diesel auto







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Mercedes Benz Viano mid wheelchair user position rear ramp WAV from Southern Mobility Vehicles

The flat floor wheelchair accessible vehicle conversion Viano with a rear internal lift is quite simply a pleasure to be in as a wheelchair user. The driver and passengers too are well catered for and quite spoiled too. Why? Because it is a Mercedes Benz is the simple answer.

The Viano comes in a plethora of variations, with the die-hard Mercedes fans loving the larger engines. These large capacity engines aren’t as sought after these days, but petrolheads would probably disagree, and who doesn’t like a little power under their right foot. A purist may argue that the underfoot pedal power on offer can be a lifesaver when required, but of course, no one wants to put that to the test.

If well-maintained, the long life expectancy of a larger motor means you are looking at a lifetime WAV that should retain its residual value. And, why not spoil yourself in a lovely WAV, especially when they aren’t prolific in the marketplace. Newer versions tend to have smaller engines, although the power they give the engine build quality is remarkable.

The beauty of a high specification model is the specification and comfort level tweaks that make all the difference for wheelchair users. Apart from the increased comfort level, the captain’s seats in the second row mean wheelchair passengers can face their travelling companions, and carers have easier access to their charge if need be.

The ride in a luxury WAV makes all the difference to all the occupants. Often, the wheelchair passenger can get a raw deal in vehicles converted to accommodate wheelchair passengers, but this is not so in the Viano. The smoothing of the road and the low road noise because of build quality will always make that tangible difference to all who travel in a Mercedes Viano. As this is a flat floor conversion, the advantage is that the vehicle retains the original floor with the flexibility on offer with the seating. Being the original build, you get more Mercedes. Of course, wheelchair user height in their wheelchair comes into play, so check entry and internal dimensions before you commit to buying. Feel free to call us and ask to check suitability for your individual needs.

In a flat floor conversion, there are often a variety of positions a wheelchair user can be settled in depending on where the wheelchair restraint securement system is located in the WAV. Typically, the wheelchair will be on the nearside rear or in the nearside mid vehicle position; this often makes wheelchair access easier as they travel in a straight line onto the lift and into the vehicle. As always, with flat floor WAV conversions, seats also tend to be higher in number so that this mobility vehicle can suit families well.

The Mercedes Benz Viano was the predecessor to the much loved V-Class, and it is easy to see the heritage and how it is revered in the WAV industry in much the same way as they are loved in its unconverted form. The level of luxury which spills across for wheelchair users is often lost in many other wheelchair accessible vehicle conversions. Of course, the Viano’s origins lie in the Vito, but who’d know when you are inside enjoying the experience.

The Viano is available in both rear and four-wheel drive and is available in three lengths, two wheelbases, and a choice of four different petrol and diesel engines. Add to this the possibility of two much rarer in the WAV industry tuned versions, all of which are coupled to either a six-speed manual or five-speed TouchShift automatic transmission.

SMV conclusion: Low road-noise, front or rear-facing row two seats depending on specification, a quality ride plus easy access via a rear internal lift makes for a robust all-round combination of lacking features in many WAVs. A sizeable engine will please the minority but with vehicles sometimes criticised for being a little bland, what’s not to like for the individual seeking something they can love.

Why not give Southern Mobility Vehicles a call if this WAV isn’t quite right for you. We are independent WAV advisors, so you will get the best of all worlds, whatever your wheelchair access needs are. Whether you are looking for a new Motability WAV, a Nearly New Motability WAV, short term hire, or an outright purchase, we are the WAV dealer to call first. We are here to help; we know how hard it is to be confident you are buying the right mobility vehicle for your needs.

Accessibility Experience
  • As close to a standard vehicle as you can get in a wheelchair accessible vehicle
  • Discreet easy to use interior rear less commercial looking wheelchair user lift
  • Superior forward and all-round better vision for most wheelchair users
  • The low internal road noise in this WAV improves the quality of sociability
  • More car-like and less van-like than many wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • Good quality suspension makes for a smoother ride for wheelchair users
  • The manufacturer original second and thrid-row seats ensure passenger comfort and better access for those with lower mobility
  • Rear wheelchair user position would suit those who like or need their own space
  • Isofix present on second-row outer seats for baby & toddler seats
  • Seating flexibility would suit a growing family
  • An ideal accessible family car with six standard manufacturer seats
Driver and passenger experience
  • Seat upholstery: leather
  • Semi-automatic air conditioning with one climate control zone
  • Driver and passenger seat: individual type
  • Front electric windows with one-touch on two windows, rear electric windows
  • Leather covered multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
  • Front and rear wheels: 16 inch alloy rims ; width: 6.5 inches
  • Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
  • Turbo-charger
  • Independent strut front suspension with anti-roll bar and coil springs, independent multi-link rear suspension with anti-roll bar and air springs
  • Manual six-speed transmission with shift lever on dash, 5.014:1 first gear ratio, 2.831:1 second gear ratio, 1.789:1 third gear ratio, 1.256:1 fourth gear ratio, 1.000:1 fifth gear ratio, 0.797:1 sixth gear ratio and 4.569:1 reverse gear ratio manual
  • Speed limiter
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
  • Wood or woodlook trim on dashboard, wood & leather trim on doors and leather gearknob
  • Centre armrest between front seats
  • Centre armrest between rear seats
  • Partial overhead console
  • Black roof rails
  • Refrigerated storage compartment in boot with independent temperature regulation
  • Automatic hazard lights
  • Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
  • Four speakers
  • Audio system with CD player that reads MP3 CDs ; radio receives AM/FM/LW and RDS
  • 12v power outlet located in cargo section, front section and 3rd row section
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Cup holders for front seats
  • Bluetooth includes phone connection and music streaming
  • Connections for auxiliary audio devices
  • Analogue dashboard
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Headlight controlsystems: automatic height adjustment
  • Front fog lights
  • Day time running lights
  • Body colour power door mirrors ; heated with integrated indicator lights
  • Windscreen wipers
  • Headlight cleaners
  • Electronic traction control
  • Intelligent drivers and passengers airbag
  • Stability controlsystem
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Brake assist system
  • Anti-theft protection with interior monitoring
  • Cruise control
  • Particle filter system
  • Ventilation system with air filter
  • Cornering lights/kerb illumination
  • Tinted glass
  • LED side indicator lights and day time running lights

Please note that some vehicles specification may not match the manufacturer supplied information due to the nature of vehicles being converted for wheelchair accessibility. Please ask us to check anything that is important to you.

Our exclusive and comprehensive Autoguard Nationwide All Mechanical and All Electrical Premium Warranty and Breakdown Assist cover always runs for 3 years and includes:

Full Breakdown Assist to include Roadside Recovery, Onward Travel, Home Start and Accident recovery

Unlimited Number of Warranty Claims on unlimited mileage

Maximum individual claim limit of £2400 including VAT

Breakdown & Recovery 24 Hours a Day/365 Days a Year 

Key WAV component cover Included

Parts and Labour are included

Continental warranty repair cover

A Free Downloadable Autoguard Contract Holder App

Transferable to a New Owner if sold Privately


Our warranty also covers you for - In Car Entertainment Systems, Air Conditioning, Driver Interface Systems, EGR Valves, Catalytic Converter and Fuel Injectors, Misfuelling Cover and Broken or Lost Key Cover 

For new WAVs you will get our exclusive and comprehensive WAV only warranty to run alongside your manufacturer’s warranty

Your Warranty & Rescue booklet

We have partnered with disability insurance specialists, Fish Insurance, who can offer Disability Car Insurance policies specifically to cover disabled drivers, adapted cars, and WAVs.

Options for any driver cover, as well as policies for non-drivers, so you can insure the vehicle in your name and it be driven by yourself, family, friends, or carers

Cover for the repair and replacement of adaptations to your car that you’ve told Fish about

Free courtesy car while your car is being repaired at one of Fish’s approved garages (or up to £700 mobility allowance if a suitable car isn’t available)

If your car is stolen, any settlement will take into account any modifications that you’ve told Fish about

Cover for accidental damage to other people’s property or injury to others up to £20m (and up to £5m per claim)

Lifetime guarantee on repairs. If you maintain the vehicle to the manufacturer’s schedule, any repairs carried out by approved repairers are guaranteed while you own the car

Protection up to £2,500 for wheelchairs or other mobility aids being transported in your car

To get a tailored quote, call 0333 331 3869 and quote code 2487.

As with any policy, limits and exclusions apply. For full details of the cover provided by Fish Insurance, click here.

Southern Mobility Vehicles ltd is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Fish Administration Limited. Fish Insurance is a trading style of Fish Administration Ltd. Fish Administration Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Firm Reference Number 310172. Fish Administration Ltd is registered in England & Wales. Company Registration Number 4214119. Registered Office: Rossington’s Business Park, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7SW. Fish Administration Ltd is part of the PIB Group.

Height 1875mm
Width 1901mm
Length 5008mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG 38.7
Extra Urban MPG 43.5
Urban Cold MPG 31.7
Power (BHP) 163
Maximum Speed (mph) 117
Torque (Nm) 360
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 4
Driven Axle REAR
Engine Capacity (cc) 2143
Forward Gears 6
Emissions (CO2) 214
Engine Euro Status 5
Seats 6
More information
  • Power: (from primary fuel) 120 kW , 163 HP EEC @ 3,800 rpm; , 360 Nm @ 1,600 rpm
  • External dimensions: 5,008mm long, 1,901mm wide, 1,875mm high, 3,200mm wheelbase, 1,630mm front track, 1,630mm rear track, 11,000mm turning circle (kerb to kerb), 11,800mm turning circle (wall to wall), 197.2 inches long, 74.8 inches wide, 73.8 inches high, 126.0 inch wheelbase, 64.2 inch front track, 64.2 inch rear track and 36.1 foot turning circle (kerb to kerb)

Please note that some vehicles specification may not match the manufacturer supplied information due to the nature of vehicles being converted for wheelchair accessibility. Please ask us to check anything that is important to you.

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