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Old 4th March 2005, 00:21   #16
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The Viano on display at Sanghi is the homologation Vehicle and is a Viano 2.2 Come next week and the first new fully loaded Viano 350 will be on display at AutoHangar. The car is currently at the docks awaiting clearance. It is mainly being targetted at the Hotel and Tourism Industry who can buy it under the EPCG scheme. Ajmat, the E-Class you saw was the 200 Kompressor 'Classic' which is available in small numbers currently. It is 4 lakhs cheaper than the regular ELEGANCE trim 200K. There is no difference in the suspension setup. The main difference being that the CLASSIC has a thermatic a/c whereas the ELEGANCE has a Thermotronic, the classic has 5 spoke wheels while the elegance now has 5 twin spokes as compared to the earlier 13 spoke, more so the upholstery is fabric, the steering wheel does not have a wood/leather combo, and the grille is a 3 slat.
The Viano costs 60 lacs plus because its a 3.5 and fully loaded.
Once the 2.2 has been homologated, it will be available at a little over the cost of an E-Class.
Good point, Ported Head, about the Viano costing as much as a Volvo B7R, but then again at 5 crore plus, most people would rather buy a helicopter rather then a Maybach!...lol
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How much did the MB100 and MB140 cost when brand new ?
are they still available ?
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The MB100 and 140 are no longer produced. They cost in the range of 14-16 laks. But they were basically Ssanyong vans with Mercedes badging. The Viano is like what the Previa is to Toyota or what the Windstar is to Ford.
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, the E-Class you saw was the 200 Kompressor 'Classic' which is available in small numbers currently. It is 4 lakhs cheaper than the regular ELEGANCE trim 200K. There is no difference in the suspension setup. The main difference being that the CLASSIC has a thermatic a/c whereas the ELEGANCE has a Thermotronic, the classic has 5 spoke wheels while the elegance now has 5 twin spokes as compared to the earlier 13 spoke, more so the upholstery is fabric, the steering wheel does not have a wood/leather combo, and the grille is a 3 slat.
Is this car still avaible... I wouldnt mind a classic version if u save 4 lakhs! Just to hv no leather and different alloys its worth it. U can probably put all that in latter for cheaper. Is it avaible to regular buyers or just taxi operators?
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Is this car still avaible... I wouldnt mind a classic version if u save 4 lakhs! Just to hv no leather and different alloys its worth it. U can probably put all that in latter for cheaper. Is it avaible to regular buyers or just taxi operators?
I felt it looked better than an Elegance !
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I Remember seeing one of these and the old gen V-Class. They are so damm huge.
anyway, 60 lakhs for an MPV...naaa way too much.
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Just too much.But then,its going to be used mainly by the Hospitality industry.So under the EPCG scheme its worth the price.
Wont be surprised if big corporate houses too pick up one for thier employees.

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Yes Sahil, the classic is available to all. Its a very good option because for the price of an elegance, you can have ////AMG bodystyling!
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