There are many companies specializing in turning vans into luxury lounges on wheels, and almost all of them have an affinity for the Mercedes Viano. This car is by far the classiest and best-looking van out there. So this time Mercedes themselves decided to have a go at pimping the Viano. The end result is currently on display at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, as the Viano Vision Diamond.
The Vision Diamond is distinguished on the outside with a unique two-tone paint job in black and diamond white, with a gold divider line. It also features a black front grille, two-tone five-spoke wheels, brake calipers with Mercedes logo in gold, and painted diamonds on the B-pillar.
But a car like this is all about the interior. So this car benefits some fantastic features, such as the Magic Sky Control system, which enables passengers to change the interior lighting conditions with just the push of a button.
The driver and passenger at front – or the chauffeur’s area – get seats and door paneling covered in the finest nappa leather, and leather also covers the instrument panel, the steering wheel, the gearshift, and the A- and B-pillars.
The VIPs in the back will enjoy seating accommodations equipped with heating, cooling, and massage features as well as calf benches and footrests. Between the seats you find the cup holders and Champagne glass holders. The Champagne bottle retainer itself is equipped with a cooling system.
For your entertainment, Mercedes has fitted this Viano with Bang & Olufsen “BeoLiving Viano” high-end sound system, which can be conveniently operated via two iPad2 or iPhone4 devices. The mobile communication devices can also regulate the interior lighting and control the sound system for the model’s 40-inch screen, which can be used for everything from watching television to surfing the Internet and participating in video conferences.
Communication between the cockpit and the passenger compartment is enabled through an intercom system.