Mercedes-Benz Vito updated with new engine

2022 Mercedes Benz Vito drivers seat

The Mercedes-Benz Vito is now available with a new powerful, comfortable and efficient OM 654 four-cylinder engine from the powertrain portfolio of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

The change takes effect for all vehicles produced in March 2022 onwards, with first vehicles expected to arrive for sale in May 2022.

2022 Mercedes Benz Vito van

Benefits of the OM 654 engine:

  • The OM 654 engine comes standard with the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission, replacing the current 7-speed, and bringing with it a wider ratio spread which can result in improved drive quality and fuel efficiency.
  • The new OM 654 engine incorporates a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) design, which is closer to the engine block causing it to reach its optimum operating temperature faster to increase efficiency.
  • An all-aluminium construction with low cylinder spacing (90 mm), camshaft drive at the rear, and Lanchester balancer shafts, on the left and right, positioned next to the crankshaft instead of beneath it. This provides an exceptionally compact and light design, and contributes to the engine durability and reliability.
  • Improved noise and vibration characteristics. This means it is pleasantly quiet inside the vehicle and disruptive vibrations are reduced.

2022 Mercedes Benz Vito rear cargo area

The OM 654 engine becomes standard on all Vito 116 and 119 variants with the same power and torque outputs:

Vito 116 120kW/380Nm.

Vito 119 140kW/440Nm.

The entry level Vito 111 continues with the OM 622 engine with 6-speed manual transmission:

Vito 111 84kW/270Nm.

With the change in engine the following specifications have also been added as standard to all Vito 116 and 119 variants:

  • DISTRONIC
  • Tinted windows
  • Comfort seats
  • All season rubber floor mats

2022 Mercedes Benz Vito Tourer Panel Van drivers seat 2

The table below summarises the price changes resulting from the described engine and specifcation upgrades:

2021

 

2022 (March production onwards)

Model Engine MRLP   Engine Power/Torque MRLP

PANEL VAN

111 SWB Van OM 622 1.6 litre 4 cylinder

CDI Turbo Diesel Euro 5 Engine

6-Speed Manual

$42,900   OM 622 1.6 litre 4 cylinder

CDI Turbo Diesel Euro 5 Engine

6-Speed Manual

84kW/270Nm $44,058
111 LWB Van $45,100   $46,318
116 MWB Van OM 651 2.0 litre 4 cylinder

CDI Turbo Diesel Euro 6 Engine

7G TRONIC Automatic

$53,900   OM 654 2.0 litre 4 cylinder

CDI Turbo Diesel Euro 6 Engine

9G TRONIC Automatic

120kW/380Nm $57,763
116 LWB Van $56,100   $60,023
119 MWB Van $62,150   140kW/440Nm $65,779
119 LWB Van $64,350   $68,038

CREW CAB

116 MWB Van OM 651 2.0 litre 4 cylinder

CDI Turbo Diesel Euro 6 Engine

7G TRONIC Automatic

$58,300   OM 654 2.0 litre 4 cylinder

CDI Turbo Diesel Euro 6 Engine

9G TRONIC Automatic

120kW/380Nm $62,664
116 LWB Van $60,500   $64,923
119 MWB Van $66,550   140kW/440Nm $70,662
119 LWB Van $68,750   $72,921

Mercedes-Benz Vito TourerThe new Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer
Mercedes-Benz Valente now called the Vito Tourer.

The Mercedes-Benz Valente will also shift to the new OM 654 engine and 9G-TRONIC transmission. With the change in engine the following specifications have also been added as standard:

  • DISTRONIC
  • Tinted windows
  • Seat cushion length adjustment
  • 17” alloy wheels
  • Velour floor mats

In conjunction with this engine and specification change, the Valente will be renamed Vito Tourer. This aligns with the global naming convention for this product line and future products to come, such as the eVito Tourer later this year.

The new name and specifications take effect for all vehicles produced in March 2022 onwards, with first vehicles expected to arrive for sale in May 2022.

2022 Mercedes Benz Vito Tourer Panel Van drivers seat

2021

 

2022 (March production onwards)

Model Engine MRLP   Model Engine Power/Torque MRLP
Valente OM 651 2.0 litre 4 cylinder

CDI Turbo Diesel Euro 6 Engine

7G TRONIC Automatic

$65,800   Vito Tourer OM 654 2.0 litre 4 cylinder

CDI Turbo Diesel Euro 6 Engine

9G TRONIC Automatic

120

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)