Driving Experience

The technology featured as standard in the Mercedes-Benz Vito makes driving a pleasure, intuitively ensuring driver and passenger comfort from the moment you enter the van. The Vito makes everything easier, every step of the way, taking care of driving functions as you travel and even parking for you as you end your journey.

Safety Features


  • Overview

    The Vito is packed with features to support drivers at critical moments. If there’s a strong wind, a sudden stop, a lapse of concentration, or an impending collision, the Vito will instinctively protect its driver and passengers.

  • Attention Assist: Always alert.

    Thanks to steering wheel sensors, the ATTENTION ASSIST function can pick up typical signs of drowsiness and alert the driver through a combination of audio and visual signals. ATTENTION ASSIST comes as standard on the Vito.

  • Tyre pressure monitoring: Checking tyre pressure so you don’t have to.

    The standard tyre pressure monitoring system informs you when there is insufficient tyre pressure, allowing you to take action before setting off.

  • Crosswind Assist: Higher safety levels in high winds.

    Crosswind Assist uses ADAPTIVE ESP® sensor technology to detect instability caused by wind gusts.

    The system automatically applies the brakes to selected wheels in order to stabilise the vehicle and increase safety for the driver and other road-users. This is particularly helpful on bridges or when passing trucks and coaches.

    A control light in the instrument cluster lets the driver know if Crosswind Assist is intervening.

  • Blind Spot Assist: Seeing whatever you can’t.

    The optional Blind Spot Assist function covers the unseen areas around your vehicle. If a vehicle is detected in the blind spot, a red warning triangle lights up on the mirror.

    If the driver operates the turn signal, the illuminated triangle flashes and a warning tone sounds, helping to prevent a collision.

  • Collision Prevention Assist: Spotting accidents before they happen.

    Optional Collision Prevention Assist acts like an extra pair of eyes on the road, constantly looking ahead and actively warning the driver if the distance to the vehicle ahead is insufficient.

    A radar sensor in the front of the vehicle – constantly active from 18-100mph - monitors the relative speed and distance to the vehicle in front. Stationary obstacles can be registered when driving at up to 45mph.

    If the system registers an unsafe following distance, a warning light shows. If the distance continues to decrease rapidly due to the vehicle's high speed or strong acceleration, an intermittent warning tone is also sounded. At the same time, Collision Prevention Assist primes the Braking Assist system for action.

  • Lane Keeping Assist: Keeping you on the right track.

    Optional Lane Keeping Assist does what it says on the tin. A camera on the inside of the windscreen registers lane markings, while the system monitors the driver's actions in order to determine whether a lane change is intentional or not. If the system is judged to be a drift, steering wheel vibrations and visual signals warn the driver, reducing the likelihood of accidents due to lapses in attention.

  • Adaptive brake lights: A better warning.

    Adaptive Brake Lights ensure that vehicles behind you are fully aware if you are emergency braking. All three brake lamps will start flashing in the event of a critical braking manoeuvre, or the activation of ADAPTIVE ESP or ABS.

    This provides a vital warning and can help to shorten a driver’s reaction time. If the vehicle is brought to a complete standstill from a speed greater than 40 mph, the hazard warning lamps are automatically activated to further assist in preventing a collision.

  • Airbags and Seat belts: Superior safety, as standard.

    As part of the extensive safety equipment fitted as standard in the Vito, there are driver and passenger airbags, as well as 3-point seat belts for all seats. The thorax-pelvis side bags and window bags in the front offer additional protection (standard on the Vito Tourer and optional on Vito panel and crew van).

    The seat belt warning system, fitted as standard for the driver and passenger seats, further increases passive safety. This delivers a visual and audible signal to remind the driver and passenger to fasten their seat belts as the vehicle starts moving.

  • ADAPTIVE ESP®: Stability in an instant.

    ADAPTIVE ESP® is an innovative handling dynamics control system which takes the vehicle load into account.

    In critical handling situations, for instance when there is an imminent risk of skidding, it can help to stabilise the vehicle by applying the brakes to individual wheels and adjusting the engine's torque.

    ADAPTIVE ESP® includes the ABS Anti-lock Braking System, ASR acceleration slip regulation, BAS Brake Assist, EBD Brakeforce Distribution, Anti-rollover systems, Hill Start Assist and Automatic brake drying function.

  • PRE-SAFE® occupant protection system: Preventive protection in critical situations.

    The preventive PRE-SAFE® occupant protection system sees accidents before they happen and initiates protective measures for the driver and passengers.

    These measures include reversible tensioning of the driver's and front passenger's seat belts, closing open windows and roof systems and – in conjunction with electric seat adjustment – moving the front passenger’s seat into a better position to cope with an accident.

    The protective mechanisms of the PRE-SAFE® system are triggered by sudden panic braking, and by hazardous steering movements at high speeds.

    Available as an option when electric seat adjustment is also chosen.

“The Vito comes with a reassuring complement of safety features and drives very nicely. Our engineers particularly like the automatic gearbox, which makes life at the wheel a bit less stressful for them.” 

Peter Marsh, Managing Director, Girbau UK

Don’t let anything hold your business back.

A wealth of innovations and safety features as standard coupled with incredible versatility: the Mercedes-Benz Vito is so much more than a mid-size van. There’s a choice of three lengths, front or rear-wheel drive, a wide variety of seating options, and a selection of engines providing class-leading levels of consumption and efficiency. Whatever your business, there’s a Vito that works for you.

Engines and Transmission

  • Overview
  • Drive Systems
  • Engines
  • Fuel Economy and Emissions
  • Transmission

  • Overview.

    Versatility defines the Vito, with a choice of drive systems, engines, power outputs and transmissions, allowing you to tailor your van to the way you live and work, and help reduce your environmental impact along the way.

  • A drive system for every driver.

    The Vito is the first and only van in its class to provide the option of front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive - so you can choose the one that works best for you and your business.

  • High-tech engines, low fuel consumption and emissions.

    Whether you mostly use your van around the city, or need it to pull a 2.5t trailer across country, there’s an engine for the job. Two 4-cylinder diesel engines with common-rail direct injection and turbo-charging both offer exceptional efficiency and low fuel consumption.

    • 1.6-litre - available in 88hp or 114hp
    • 2.1-litre - available in 136hp, 163hp or 190hp

    • The 190hp engine is the most powerful Vito available, yet consumes around 20% less fuel than a comparable variant of the previous Vito while maintaining the same torque levels. Thanks to BlueTEC technology, it also complies with the strict Euro 6 emissions standard.

  • Reduce CO2 emissions and running costs.

    The efficiency of the Vito has been significantly improved, with fuel consumption reduced by up to 20% vs. previous generation Vito – and this is in no small part due to BlueEFFICIENCY. The 163hp variant with standard ECO Start/Stop is a prime example, offering fuel economy of up to 47.1mpg*.

    BlueEFFICIENCY Package (standard for Rear-wheel drive Vito) includes:

    • ECO Start/Stop temporarily switches off the engine when the vehicle is stationary, reducing fuel consumption and emissions and improving air quality, particularly in urban environments and stop-and-go traffic
    • Fuel Efficiency alternator reduces the strain and so improves efficiency
    • Smart alternator management recharges the Vito's battery, when coasting or braking
    • Fuel-efficient transmission oil is used in manual transmission vehicles with 136hp and 163hp outputs+
    • Rolling-resistance optimised tyres reduce friction on front wheel drive models

    * The figures shown are obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring method (Directive [EC[ 715/2007 in the currently applicable version). The figures are not based on an individual vehicle model and do not constitute part of the product offer, they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between vehicle models.

  • Fuel Economy and Emissions.*

    Panel van / crew van

    • 109CDI - up to 45.6 mpg combined. Emissions standard: Euro 6b
    • 111CDI - up to 45.6 mpg combined. Emissions standard: Euro 6b
    • 114CDI - up to 44.1 mpg combined. Emissions standard: Euro 6b
    • 116CDI - up to 47.1 mpg combined. Emissions standard: Euro 6b
    • 119CDI - up to 47.1 mpg combined. Emissions standard: Euro 6b


    • 109CDI - up to 44.8 mpg combined. Emissions standard: Euro 6b
    • 111CDI - up to 44.8 mpg combined. Emissions standard: Euro 6b
    • 114CDI - up to 43.5 mpg combined. Emissions standard: Euro 6b
    • 116CDI - up to 45.6 mpg combined. Emissions standard: Euro 6b
    • 109CDI Tourer PRO - up to 47.1 mpg combined. Emissions standard: Euro 6b
    • 109CDI Tourer SELECT - up to 45.6 mpg combined. Emissions standard: Euro 6b

    * The figures shown are obtained in accordance with the prescribed measruing method (Directive [EC[ 715/2007 in the currently applicable version). The figures are not based on an individual vehicle model and do not constitute part of the product offer, they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between vehicle models.

  • Power without compromise.

    Manual and automatic transmissions are available for the Vito, both or which are perfectly tailored to the wider range of available engines.

    • 6-speed manual transmissions - fine-tuned to provide the optimum balance between performance, consumption, ride comfort and handling available as standard for all models except 119CDI models.
    • 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission – for exceptionally easy gear changing and the potential to reduce fuel consumption. The 7G-TRONIC PLUS system includes cruise control, Start-off Assist, a kick-down switch, steering wheel mounted paddles and parking lock – plus ECO start/stop function and driving mode switch as standard, allowing for a variety of driving styles at the touch of a button. 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission is available as standard on the 119CDI models and available for 114CDI and 116CDI as an option.

“We were keen to reduce our fuel footprint and the Vito is already proving significantly less thirsty than its predecessor” 

Dave Gilhespy, Director of Operations, HTEC

Body Styles: there's a Vito for every job.

Versatile, adaptable and ready for any challenge...

To explore the various style, length and colour options of the Mercedes-Benz Vito, view the Van Visualiser or visit the unique model pages for more information.


Van Visualiser

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Choose from six body styles to suit your needs:


3-year, unlimited mileage warranty as standard.

All vehicles purchased from an authorised Mercedes-Benz Vans Dealer, if originally destined for the UK, receive our UK warranty. Starting from the day your van was first registered, your warranty allows 3 years’ peace of mind, no matter how many miles you drive each year.

View the Vito warranty

Dedicated business support

  • Overview
  • MobiloVan
  • Dealer Network
  • Van ProCenter
  • Service Plans

  • Overview.

    Our mission is to keep businesses moving, and it’s one we take very seriously indeed. When you choose a van from Mercedes-Benz, you get more than an outstandingly engineered vehicle. We’re here to add genuine commercial value to your business, ensure maximum vehicle uptime and drive down the total cost of usage.

  • MobiloVan: free dedicated roadside assistance.

    Because downtime is deadtime, all Mercedes-Benz vans come with MobiloVan*, a free roadside assistance package that covers the vehicle for up to 30 years. If you break down, have a collision or can’t start your van, call MobiloVan and a Mercedes-Benz trained technician with an average response time of under 60 minutes will arrive in a van stocked with Mercedes-Benz GenuineParts. No-one is better placed to get your business moving again, faster – with an average roadside repair rate of 80%, you’ll be moving again in no time.

    Read more about MobiloVanDownload the MobiloVan brochure

    *MobiloVan applies to vehicles purchased from an authorised Mercedes-Benz Dealer, originally destined for and first registered in the UK on or after 01.10.2012. To extend your coverage beyond the initial three years of warranty cover and up to a maximum of thirty years, have your vehicle serviced at one of our approved workshops and it will automatically be renewed until the next service is due. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Round the clock Dealer Network to maximise uptime.

    Our 100-strong, nationwide Dealer network works round the clock to keep businesses moving. When your Vito needs servicing or attention, we work around you – on average, workshops are open up to 100 hours a week, over 90% of Dealers operate at least two shifts a day and over a third are open 24 hours a day throughout the working week. Maximum capacity combined with state-of-the art technology, Mercedes-Benz trained technicians and an on-site stock of GenuineParts – it’s all designed to minimise downtime and keep your Vito out on the road, earning its keep.

    Find your nearest Dealer

  • Van ProCenter: gold standard business support.

    Our Van ProCenter Dealer Excellence programme recognises approved Dealerships that go further to meet the needs of customers. Extended opening hours, strict staff training guidelines, a dedicated van specialist for every area of the business - from bodybuilding to fleet sales - and a wide selection of demonstration, display and used vans are just some of the 50 standards we expect our Van ProCenters to meet. Our network of Van ProCenters is expanding all the time, so if there isn’t one near you at the moment, there will be soon.

    Find your nearest Van ProCenter Dealer

  • Flexible Service Plans to support your cash flow.

    Scheduled services are a vitally important way to maintain efficiency and performance protect your Vito’s engine and maximise uptime. The Mercedes-Benz Van Service Care Plan offers a flexible way to pay for up to 6 services in advance, supporting your cash flow without extending your credit lines, therefore saving your business money. If you prefer to pay as you go, the National Service Price at participating Mercedes-Benz Vans Dealers means a flat national labour rate and set oil and parts pricing - from £8 per month**.

    More about servicing

“We’re not a nine-to-five operation so the high level of support they provide in the evenings and at weekends is invaluable.” Jason King, Finance Director, Watling JCB

Don’t just take our word for it…

Every business is different, which is why every Vito can be adapted to suit your needs. Offering dozens of possible size and engine combinations, the Vito is the most versatile, practical, technologically advanced mid-sized van on the road. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our customers have to say about their Vitos.

  • Mercedes-Benz Vito shines brightest for Northern Lighthouse

    Mercedes-Benz Vito shines brightest for Northern Lighthouse

    The Vito is very comfortable for drivers and passengers alike, extremely well appointed and comes with a comprehensive array of safety equipment

    Find out more
  • Girbau cleans up its van fleet with Mercedes-Benz Vito Urban Edition

    Girbau cleans up its van fleet with Mercedes-Benz Vito Urban Edition

    When it comes to after sales support, Mercedes-Benz Vans leaves the competition ‘hung out to dry’ – which helps to explain commercial laundry equipment supplier Girbau UK’s switch to the three-pointed star.

    Find out more
  • Jacqui's Mercedes-Benz vito is the leader of the pack

    Mercedes-Benz Vito digs in with Watling JCB

    Given the nature of the work, which entails making emergency call-outs to breakdowns at locations such as construction sites, reliability and durability are key attributes for its vehicles.

    Find out more

Competitive whole life cost.

As you can see from the table below, the Vito offers a very competitive whole life cost:

Vito Overview: Whole Life Costs - 3 years/ 60,000 miles in detail - March 2018

  • Vito
  • VITO SECTOR List price Retained Value Depreciation Service, Maintenance & Repairs Fuel costs Total costs Pence per
  • VITO 109CDI Compact £19,350 £7,675 £11,675 £1,615 £5,970 £19,260 32.1
  • VITO 111CDI Long £21,170 £8,150 £13,020 £1,615 £5,970 £20,605 34.3
  • VW Transporter T28 84hp Startline £20,315 £7,900 £12,415 £1,783 £6,451 £20,649 34.4
  • VITO 114 Long £22,065 £8,400 £13,665 £1,688 £6,173 £21,526 35.9
  • Toyota ProAce Medium 1.6D 115hp £20,657 £6,050 £14,607 £2,316 £5,014 £21,937 36.6
  • VW Transporter T28 SWB 150ps Trendline £23,590 £8,900 £14,690 £1,767 £5,684 £22,141 36.9
  • VW Transporter T28 LWB 102hp Trendline £23,300 £8,600 £14,700 £1,880 £5,684 £22,264 37.1
  • VITO 114 X Long £23,120 £8,600 £14,520 £1,688 £6,173 £22,381 37.3
  • Citroen Dispatch Blue HDi115 M1000 Enterprise £21,895 £6,600 £15,295 £2,220 £5,014 £22,529 37.5
  • Peugeot Expert Standard 1000 L1H1 115 Prof. £21,895 £6,200 £15,695 £2,013 £5,014 £22,722 37.9
  • VW Transporter T28 LWB 150hp Startline £24,170 £8,825 £15,345 £1,767 £5,684 £22,796 38.0
  • Fiat Talento 10 L1H1 95hp Base £20,345 £5,350 £14,995 £1,630 £6,259 £22,884 38.1
  • VITO 116 Long £24,045 £8,675 £15,370 £1,800 £5,780 £22,950 38.3
  • Ford Transit Custom 300 L1 H1 105hp Base £22,095 £6,875 £15,220 £1,698 £6,077 £22,995 38.3
  • Ford Transit Custom 280 L1 H1 130hp Base £22,495 £6,900 £15,595 £1,698 £6,077 £23,370 38.9
  • Renault Trafic SL27 ENERGY dCi95 Business £21,325 £5,275 £16,050 £1,682 £5,880 £23,612 39.4
  • Vauxhall Vivaro 2900 L1H1 95ps £21,815 £5,725 £16,090 £1,656 £6,259 £24,005 40.0
  • Fiat Talento 12 L2H1 125hp stop/start Base £22,395 £6,125 £16,270 £1,769 £6,077 £24,116 40.2
  • Ford Transit Custom 320 L2H1 130hp Base £24,195 £7,625 £16,570 £1,615 £6,077 £24,262 40.4
  • Ford Transit Custom 300 L2H1 130hp Trend £24,595 £7,825 £16,770 £1,698 £6,077 £24,545 40.9
  • Vauxhall Vivaro 2900 L2H1 120hp £23,215 £6,175 £17,040 £1,580 £6,259 £24,879 41.5
  • Ford Transit Custom 340 L2H1 170hp Base £26,345 £8,425 £17,920 £1,666 £6,259 £25,845 43.1

Source CAP SMR data, March 2018.

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