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Merc shows off its vision of the future

MERCEDES-Benz has shown a vision of its future products, with a new series of Sports Tourer concepts.

The European version of the ‘Vision R’ Grand Sports Tourer is now joined by the new ‘Vision B’ Compact Sports Tourer.

Mercedes-Benz says this underlines the potential of this vehicle concept for a new model family.

The idea of the Sports Tourer, which Mercedes-Benz first presented in 2002, combines the advantages of familiar vehicle concepts such as a sporty saloon, estate, van and ‘sport utility vehicle’ (SUV) to create a new category in its own right, the firm says.

The Grand Sports Tourer ‘Vision R’ is designed as a 4+2-seater. Features include four-wheel drive, air suspension and a powerful new V6 diesel engine, powering a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The Compact Sports Tourer ‘Vision B’ is powered by a new four-cylinder diesel engine and creates the space by putting engine and transmission partly under the vehicle’s floor.

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