Make / Model Search

Car reviews - Mercedes-Benz - Viano - people-mover range


Viano's powerful engine and spacious interior let down by some hard plastics

28 Mar 2011

The little-known Mercedes-Benz Viano people-mover has become more of a talking point with the fitment of a potent new turbo-diesel V6 engine in place of the previous four-cylinder unit.

Based on the Vito van, the single-model Viano luxury MPV comes standard with seven seats but can be ordered with eight.

It costs a considerable $74,990, which places it up against the higher-end versions of the Toyota Tarago, VW Multivan and Chrysler Grand Voyager.

The new V6 diesel has a healthy 165kW and 440Nm, which allows it to dash from 0-100km/h in 9.1 seconds.

The Road to Recovery podcast series

Model release date: 1 March 2011 to 1 August 2013

Previous model


Released: July 2005
Ended: March 2011
Family Tree: Viano

Mercedes launched the Viano in Australia in 2005 as a niche luxury people-mover aimed at high-end hotels and large families.

It was available with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel for $65,000 or a 3.7-litre petrol V6 with 170kW, with both running a five-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes upgraded the Viano after one year with some more equipment including front and side airbags, parking sensors and rain-sensing wipers.

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

GoAuto can help you buy a new Viano

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires


This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here