The Mercedes Benz Vito is a light commercial van produced by the German automaker heavyweight Mercedes Benz. It is available as a cargo van which can be converted into a mobile refrigerator vehicle.
The van is built for the competitive, commercial vehicle sector. It is powered by a by a 4-cylinder 2.2-litre engine. This means that the Vito can achieve a fuel economy of 36.2mg on the combined cycle which is fantastic for a chiller van.
In case you are wondering why you should opt for this premium brand instead of cheaper alternatives, the depth of engineering is incredible. It is pricier but you get what you pay for. It is a perfect fit for your fridge or freezer conversion.
What Makes Mercedes Benz Vito the Ideal Refrigerated Van?
There are many reasons most businesses and logistics companies choose the Mercedes Benz Vito for their cold fleet. Apart from the fact that it comes with voluminous cargo space for your frozen goods, it also comes fitted with amazing features such as ambient lighting system, fibre optic units, and efficient diesel engines. Other major features that endear it to business owners everywhere include:
The Mercedes Benz comes in both gas and diesel engines. It is available in power outputs from 95hps to a staggering 163hps. It is available in four diesel engine versions which are: 109 CDI, 111 CDI, 115 CDI, and 120 CDI. The 120 CDI engine can haul 1180 kg of frozen cargo with ease and the 109 CDI engine can haul 856kg.
The Vito is also available in the rear wheel, four-wheel or front wheel drive. The front wheel drive is light and offers better traction. The rear wheel drive is the right solution for all applications involving heavy weights, high towing capacities, and exceptional dynamics while the all-wheel drive is required when high traction is required under tough conditions. This alone makes the Mercedes Benz Vito the obvious choice for delivering refrigerated cargo.
With up to 1369 kg of cargo capacity, the Vito van has the highest payload in its class. In addition, its purchase price and maintenance costs are low. It comes with a standard 6-speed manual transmission designed for fuel economy. With the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, the gears are changed quickly and almost imperceptibly. This leads to its fuel consumption value being 5.7 litres of diesel per 100 km.
The Vito is available in two wheelbases and three different body lengths. The three lengths are compact, long, and extra-long. Their measurements are 4895 mm, 5140 mm, and 5370 mm, respectively.
The compact version can stow away up to 5.2 cubic metres of refrigerated goods and if that is not large enough for your business, the extra-long can take up to 7.3 cubic metres of frozen cargo.
The wheelbases are 3200 and 3430 mm. The body width is 1928m while the body height ranges from 1890mm to 1910mm.
One hallmark of the Mercedes Benz Vito is that it comes with the remarkable Blue Efficiency technology. The Blue Efficiency is a clever innovation which enables the van to reduce fuel consumption.
Its eco start/stop function stops the engine during waiting periods in traffic and restarts it once the driver is ready to move again. Other features of the Blue Efficiency package is the gear shift indicator, a power steering system that uses a minimal amount of energy, low rolling resistance tyres, and a specially designed mechanism for managing the battery and the alternator.
The Mercedes Benz Vito handles both suburbs and country roads with ease. Your cold cargo may involve plying unfavourable routes and you need a strong and versatile new refrigerated vehicle for your delivery business. As a standard, the Mercedes Benz Vito comes with these safety features:
- Two head-on airbags
- Acceleration skid control
- Front side airbags
- Hydraulic brake assist
- Hill start assist
- Load adaptive control
- Lane keeping assist
- Active parking assist
- Rollover mitigation and roll movement intervention as rollover protection
- Enhanced understeering control
- Electronic brake prefill
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Attention assist
- Crosswind assist
- Headlamp assist
- Blind spot assist
- Collision prevention assist
- Rain sensor
- Electrically adjustable mirrors
- Electronic stability control
- Traction control system
- Anti-lock braking system
- The electronic brake force distribution
- Front window airbags
- Three-point seatbelt with belt tensioner, force limiter, and an adjustable head restrainer
Apart from these features, at Glacier Vehicles, we offer a wide variety of optional extras to suit your unique requirements.
Insulation and Refrigeration System for Mercedes Benz Vito
The insulation required on your Mercedes Benz Vito depends on the loading temperature. At Glaciers Vehicles, we use Styrofoam because of its lightweight and thermal properties. If you want to convert your Vito van to a new freezer van, we use 75mil to 100mil thick Styrofoam for the cargo compartments. If you want a fridge Vito van, we use the 50mil thick Styrofoam to insulate the van.
After the insulation, the van is finished using either dry line or wet lay. At Glacier Vehicles, we use wet lay because it is a more standard method. When the wet GRP resin is applied and dried, the loading area becomes sealed and ready.
For refrigeration systems, we use light, strong, and durable components. Your Mercedes Benz Vito will be installed using the GAH refrigeration systems. After the installation of the refrigeration system, it will go through thorough tests and checks to ensure that it is fully prepared for the rigorous transportation or logistics needs.
Your Mercedes Benz Vito comes with the manufacturer’s warranty and our freezer systems installed in it come with a 12-month warranty. If the Mercedes Benz Vito is used or pre-owned, it comes with the remainder of its manufacturer’s warranty and our 12-month warranty for the refrigeration system. That is how much faith we have in our expertise.