2021 Mercedes Benz V CLASS V 300 D AMG LINE L (fully automated wheelchair user entry) 2 litre diesel auto







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Finding a suitable wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) is not as easy as many think. This acquisition may well be a compromise that started with knowing you have to say goodbye to a car you want to travel in for a vehicle you need. Whether you need a new or a Nearly New WAV on the Motability Scheme, WAV rental, or a financed or outright purchase of a new or used WAV, we are here to help you with independent advice on your first or your next WAV.

Mercedes Benz V-Class mid wheelchair user position rear ramp WAV from Southern Mobility Vehicles

A short or long lowered floor wheelchair accessible conversion of the Mercedes V-Class with a rear ramp is quite simply a pleasure to be in as a wheelchair user. The driver and passengers too are well catered for and quite spoiled. Why? Because it is a Mercedes Benz is the simple answer.

The V-Class comes in many 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 no one wants to put that to the test.

Newer versions tend to have smaller engines, although the power they give the engine build quality is remarkable. 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.

The beauty of a high-specification WAV model is that the comfort level gets tweaked right up, making 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 can easily access their charge if needed.

In a lowered floor WAV, it does mean wheelchair users are entering via a ramp instead of a lift, but they will be sitting and travelling on a level floor which is often preferred. Our advice is to check the height with us on any specific WAV, and we will establish the compatibility with the wheelchair user in question.

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 V-Class. 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 V-Class.

The Mercedes Benz V-Class superseded the much-loved Viano, 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 V-Class’s origins lie in the Viano, but who’d know when you are inside enjoying the upgraded experience on offer for all occupants.

The V-Class is available in both rear and four-wheel drive, three lengths, two wheelbases, four petrol and diesel engines and now, of course, as an electric vehicle. Add to this the possibility of two much rarer in the WAV industry tuned versions, all of which are coupled to a six-speed manual or five-speed TouchShift automatic transmission.

SMV conclusion: The V-Class has low road-noise, front or rear-facing row two seats depending on specification. A quality ride plus easy access via the low incline rear ramp makes for a robust all-around combination of pleasurable features often lacking 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, a 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
  • An actual mid vehicle inclusive position for most wheelchair users
  • Superior second-row passenger legroom for better wheelchair user inclusion
  • Isofix preparation is present for the rear second row coach-built seats
  • A surprisingly long lowered floor for this size of WAV gives quality space
  • A low centre of gravity means a more stable ride for most wheelchair users
  • Superior forward and all-round better vision for most wheelchair users
  • More car-like and less van-like than many wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • The low internal road noise in this WAV improves the quality of sociability
  • This is a very high quallity conversion in a superb specification WAV designed to last
Driver and passenger experience
  • Seat upholstery: leather
  • Automatic air conditioning with three climate control zones and rear controls
  • Driver and passenger seat: captain's type, heated
  • Front electric windows with one-touch on two windows, third row electric windows
  • Engine start/stop
  • Alloy & leather multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
  • Dynamic steering
  • Front and rear wheels: 19 inch two-tone alloy rims ; width: 8.0 inches 48.3 and 20.3
  • Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
  • Twin turbo-charger
  • Independent strut front suspension with anti-roll bar and coil springs, independent multi-link rear suspension with anti-roll bar and coil springs
  • Transmission: 9-speed, paddle-shift automatic with manual mode featuring gear lever mounted on the steering wheel
  • Hill holder
  • Speed limiter
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
  • Carbon & leather trim on dashboard, carbon fibre look trim on doors and leather gearknob
  • Centre armrest between front seats
  • Centre armrest between rear seats
  • Floor console
  • Chrome/silver roof rails
  • Glass roof
  • Manual smart card/key
  • Electronic hand brake
  • Remote controlled remote boot/hatch/rear door release
  • Electric boot/hatch pull down
  • Secondary ventilation controls with digital display for front passenger and rear passengers
  • Automatic hazard lights
  • Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
  • Nine speakers
  • Audio system with digital media card reader and CD player ; radio receives AM/FM/LW, digital and RDS colour screen, 0 and audio player reads MP3
  • 12v power outlet located in boot/cargo section, front section and rear section
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Cup holders for front seats and rear seats
  • Bluetooth includes music streaming
  • Connections for USB (front), auxiliary audio devices (front), 2 and 0
  • Analogue & TFT dashboard
  • Voice activating system includes audio player, includes phone, includes navigation system, includes air conditioning and other
  • Telematics Via SIM in vehicle with advanced automatic collision notification , requires 0.00 , includes 36 months subscription 0
  • Media control wheel
  • Satellite navigation system with colour, 10.3 inch display, touch screen, 3D and voice, maps updated via internet and traffic information 26.2 and Unlimited
  • 5.5 inch multi-function display screen(s) Instrument panel 1 and 14.0, 10.3 inch touch sensitive multi-function display screen(s) Dashboard 1, touch pad and 26.2
  • Front radar-type parking distance sensors, rear radar & camera-type parking distance sensors, side radar-type parking distance sensors
  • LED low beam LED high beam headlights with ellipsoidal lenses
  • Headlight controlsystems: dusk sensor, steering sensor, speed sensor, on-coming vehicle sensor, automatic height adjustment and fog light function
  • Privacy glass on the rear window and on the rear side windows
  • Day time running lights
  • Body colour power door mirrors/cameras ; heated and light sensitive with integrated indicator lights, body colour power door mirrors/cameras ; heated with integrated indicator lights
  • Electrically foldable mirrors
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Electronic traction control
  • Drivers and passengers airbag
  • Stability controlsystem
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Brake assist system
  • Low tyre pressure indicator with rim mounted sensor displays pressure
  • Anti collision system which activates brake lights and includes brake assist, driver monitor and visual/acoustic warning ; min speed 7 km/h operates below 50 kph/30 mph
  • Anti-theft protection with interior monitoring
  • Cruise control
  • Particle filter system
  • Ventilation system with digital display, air filter and active carbon filter
  • Cornering lights/kerb illumination
  • LED brake lights, dipped headlights, side indicator lights, day time running lights, rear lights and main beam headlights
  • Heated washers
  • Rear/reverse full auto park & exit automatic braking whilst parking

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 1901mm
Width 1928mm
Length 5140mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG 36.2
Extra Urban MPG
Urban Cold MPG
Power (BHP) 236
Maximum Speed (mph) 137
Torque (Nm) 500
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 4
Driven Axle REAR
Engine Capacity (cc) 1950
Forward Gears 9
Emissions (CO2) 208
Engine Euro Status 6
Seats 4
More information
  • Power: (from primary fuel) 174 kW , 237 HP EEC @ 4,200 rpm; , 500 Nm @ 1,600 rpm
  • External dimensions: 5,140mm long, 1,928mm wide, 1,901mm high, 3,200mm wheelbase, 1,666mm front track, 1,646mm rear track, 11,800mm turning circle (wall to wall), 202.4 inches long, 75.9 inches wide, 74.8 inches high, 126.0 inch wheelbase, 65.6 inch front track and 64.8 inch rear track

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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