The Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Pearl concept was an uber-luxurious van which Mercedes showed off at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Pearl concept wasn’t destined for production, instead it was designed to highlight just how nice the interior of a passenger-hauling van can be.
Rather than the dreary rows of three-person passenger seats upholstered in bland grey cloth, the Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Pearl concept gets four captains chairs in the passenger compartment, and of course two more seats up front. The middle row of seats can be turned 180 degrees to face the rear of the vehicle and allow for face-to-face conversations with occupants of the rear seats.
The Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Pearl concept takes its inspiration from that of modern sporting yachts, with the theme of travel as an experience. The onboard W-LAN connectivity caters for the needs of modern, mobile individuals. For the exterior design, Mercedes-Benz has for the first time in the van sector used the paint finish “magno pearl grey”, a matt, pebble-grey colour. The stylistically revised front end of the Viano with its integrated LED daytime running lamps gives the van a more sporty- yet still discreet – appearance.
“We want to show what can be done with the Viano. The Viano Vision Pearl is not merely a functional van, but also a stylishly designed living space,” says Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “We have created a vehicle which combines generous spaciousness with an impressive design. Anybody who attaches importance to stress-free and at the same time stylish travel will find that the Viano Vision Pearl is the ideal companion. The interior design and technical features make the Viano Vision Pearl the S-Class among vans.”
The Viano Vision Pearl is rounded off by the Bang & Olufsen sound system. Thanks to the very high output of 1320 watts (the S-Class has 1200 watts) and 18 integrated, specially hand-built loudspeakers, the Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Pearl concept provides its guests with an outstanding acoustic experience.