The connection to the headlamps, extending far into the front wings, underscores the width of the vehicle and the self-assured presence of the new V-Class. The clearly contoured side wall is structured by two elongated, terse lines. The interplay of concave and convex surfaces conveys a sculptural – and as such highly sensuous – character. Both lines smoothly continue the distinctive contour lines of the front bumper and rise slightly as they continue on towards the rear. The side view thus appears stretched, suggesting dynamism. "The new V-Class demonstrates that an elegant and dynamic appearance is also possible in size XXL," says Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. "The V-Class is a versatile, multitalented vehicle which offers value, efficiency and safety at the highest level. As a result we are addressing a completely new customer group – among them those who are in need of a generous amount of space but never wanted to drive an MPV because style, a sense of well-being and also ride comfort have so far been lacking in this segment."