Akshay Kumar was spotted arriving at a multiplex in Mumbai in his Mercedes Benz V-Class. The luxury MPV was launched in India in 2019 and was later discontinued.
Bollywood and luxury vehicles go hand in hand. It is no surprise that Bollywood actors own some of the most exotic rides in the country. Despite being uber-expensive to own and maintain, these vehicles often become a style statement for celebs. Luxury vehicles are the first choice of Bollywood stars, all thanks to the supreme comfort and luxury that these four-wheelers bring to the table. While luxury SUVs and sedans are quite common amongst celebs, very few take the leap to buy something different and out of the box like a luxury MPV. So today we have come across the Mercedes Benz V-Class, owned by Akshay Kumar in a YouTube video by ‘Cars For You’.
Akshay Kumar’s Mercedes Benz V-Class V220d
Mercedes Benz V-Class was launched in India in the year 2019 at a starting price of 68.40 lakh (ex-showroom), while the top-of-the-line trim costed around Rs.1.1 crore (ex-showroom). The V-Class Marco Polo was later launched at the 2020 Auto Expo with prices in the range of Rs. 1.38 crore to 1.46 crore (ex-showroom). Akshay Kumar, one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood owns a top-of-the-line 2019 model V-Class V220d Elite model finished in a Brilliant Silver paint scheme. The superstar was seen arriving at a multiplex in Mumbai for the promotion of his film Ram Setu released on 25th October 2022.
Talking about the V-Class, it has now been discontinued in the Indian market. Powering the MPV is a BS6 compliant 2.1-litre four-cylinder OM651 turbo diesel engine putting out 163 bhp and 380 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 7G Tronic automatic transmission, while the top-spec Elite uses a 9-speed automatic unit.
In India, Mercedes Benz offered three variants for the V-Class along with both 6 and 7-seater configurations. The three variants are Expression, Exclusive and Elite, while the Marco Polo was an altogether different camper van version of the luxury MPV. The Expression measured 4895 mm in length, while the Exclusive and Elite measured 5140 and 5370 mm respectively. The 7 colour choices in the V-Class include Steel Blue, Selenite Grey, Graphite Grey Dark, Brilliant Silver, Obsidian Black, Cavansite Blue and Rock Crystal White.
Inclined towards luxury, the V-Class was loaded to the brim with top-class luxury features such as armchair style fully adjustable 2nd-row seats, electrically sliding door, 640 W 15 speaker Burmester Surround Sound System, two-zone climate control air conditioning, adaptive suspension, ambient lighting, Nappa leather upholstery, dual panoramic roof, ventilated seats, fully adjustable powered seats with memory function, 3.2-litre refrigerator compartment, turbine inspired AC vents, intelligent LED light system, Auto IRVM, easy pack electronic tailgate, comfort overhead control panel, a plethora of power sockets and more. Safety features on board the V-Class include active parking assist with a 360-degree camera, adaptive brake lights, Pre-Safe occupant protection system, 6 airbags and attention assist amongst others.