April, 2012 archive
A lot of companies are pimping out vans to turn them into very luxurious rides and most of them try to come close to the standards of the Mercedes Viano. Mercedes might have thought why not do this themselves, so they tweaked the classiest van in the market right now and surprised everyone in Beijing as they presented the Viano Vision Diamond.
The Vision Diamond special edition Viano has a unique paint job using a two tone combo of diamond white below and black on top while a gold line divides the two colors. The front grille of the Viano comes in black while, the 5-spoke rims in two-tone, and the brake calipers has a gold Mercedes-Benz logo.
Luxury vans though are more of the interior rather than a flashy exterior. So this ride from Mercedes has some fantastic elements built in like the mood lighting of the interior called Magic Sky that can be controlled by the passenger with a click of a button.
The front cabin has seats and door panels covered with nappa leather. Leather also dominates the steering wheel, A and B pillars, gear shift, and the instrument panel.
The area for the passengers is built for VIPs featuring weather controls, calf benches, footrests, plus massage features. The area also boasts of cup holders and Champagne flute holders. There is also a cooling system for the bottle retainer where you put the Champagne.
The Viano Vision Diamond is also equipped with a high tech sound system by Bang & Olufsen aptly called BeoLiving Viano. This entertainment system can be linked with the iPhone4 or the iPad2. The passengers can also control the sound system and the lighting using these gadgets. By the way, the ride also has a 40 inch screen which can be used for TV viewing, video conferences, and surfing the web.
The passengers can talk to their chauffeur via an intercom.