Download Free Mercedes-Benz Vito 109CDI Turbo diesel.pdf Building on the success of the original, Mercedes-Benz has introduced an all new Vito van. Under the streamlined bodyshell is a rear wheel drive platform which offers improved traction and passive safety over its front wheel drive predecessor. Additional model configurations are also available increasing the Vito’s appeal to businesses. In the 109CDI series, buyers have a choice of a standard or long wheelbase van and crew cab, or a high roof van. All versions are fitted with a 65kW turbo diesel (a power increase of 8% over the old model), and 6-speed manual transmission.

Pricing starts at $33,990 for the Compact 3-door van tested, while the long wheelbase version (an extra 230mm) is $2,600 more. As expected with any vehicle carrying the three pointed star the list of standard safety features is extensive. It includes; ABS brakes (disc allround), with EBD and Brake Assist, driver’s airbag, ASR (Acceleration Slip Control), and ESP (Electronic Stability Program). While power steering and windows are standard, airconditioning is a $2,650 option as is a passenger’s airbag at $735. For anyone on the road day to day a van has to double as an office so you expect it to be functional and comfortable. One of the Vito’s best features is the ease of entry and exit. A low, flat floorpan means you almost walk into the van. The driver’s seat has a wide range of adjustment, but its firm cushion doesn’t offer much support. Adjustable for both tilt and reach the steering wheel moves through a broad arc which should make most drivers happy. Based on the sedan range the instruments are large and legible. On the left hand side of the steering column is a combination switch for indicators and wipers. While the audio and ventilation controls are in
the centre dash area. Adjusting the heater and air-conditioning switches can be awkward, they are mounted high on the dashboard and not within easy reach. A bank of switches below look after the rear screen wiper/washer and load area central locking. They all have a similar look and feel so it takes a little time before their operation is second nature. Cabin storage is reasonable, large door pockets looking after most items, including 1.5 litre drink bottles, a storage tray on top of the dash and a small glovebox take care of the rest. There is enough room between the seats to walk through into the cargo area.