New 2024 Vito 124CDi (237bhp)

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rizzer

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Hi All, wondered if anyone would know if the 124CDi Vito is coming to the UK. I was using online chat yesterday with Mercedes and the chatbot said the 124 is available in uk, but dealers say it is not in the uk, and that L1 is no longer being made. All very confusing. The 124 engine is used in the V Class. Appreciate if anyone here knows any different. I am keen to place an order for the new 2024 Vito to replace my ageing 120 Dualiner, but if the 124 is coming to the uk I don't mind waiting a while longer. Thanks.
 
Hi & welcome.

Per the MB UK website there are only two crew van models available i.e. L2 with the 116 engine and L2 with the 119, one trim level for each. That's it. There was actually a W639 123 which had the 3.7 litre petrol V6 used in the Viano, but this was only available as a special order and not listed on any MB sales literature at the time (it was primarily aimed at the emergency services e.g. Police armed response vehicle). So if the 124 is available in the UK the commercial dealerships should know about it, and how to order one. Sadly we don't get all the models, for example the 4x4 version of the W639 was never sold in the UK despite MB stating that it would be. The W447 124 isn't a new model so if it was coming here we'd have it by now, IMHO. The V300 (same engine) has been available here from the start, AFAIK.

I've had my own Dualiner 120 since 2007 ... I'd be reluctant to replace it with a Euro 6 with AdBlue etc. as IMHO these engines aren't a great proposition for long-term ownership.

Let us know if you do hear anything!
 
Hi Bill, thanks for your reply. The new 2024 Vito has a new interior, dealer said he only got the pictures of the new Vito a few days ago, and orders now would be for May delivery. I read somewhere that the new model Vito is not due until at least 2026, apparently. Interesting what you say about the Euro 6 with AdBlue engine, my 2009 Dualiner120 has been faultless in terms of engine and gearbox, it is the paintwork that lets its down, the lacquer is failing in areas all over the body. That was the main reason for thinking of changing. Now I know the 124 is not coming to the uk I might consider getting the paintwork sorted, if possible at sensible cost. it has 97k miles on but still drives lovely.
 
Hi Bill, thanks for your reply. The new 2024 Vito has a new interior, dealer said he only got the pictures of the new Vito a few days ago, and orders now would be for May delivery. I read somewhere that the new model Vito is not due until at least 2026, apparently. Interesting what you say about the Euro 6 with AdBlue engine, my 2009 Dualiner120 has been faultless in terms of engine and gearbox, it is the paintwork that lets its down, the lacquer is failing in areas all over the body. That was the main reason for thinking of changing. Now I know the 124 is not coming to the uk I might consider getting the paintwork sorted, if possible at sensible cost. it has 97k miles on but still drives lovely.

Interesting about the W447 facelift - didn't know about that.

Our 120 is on 160k miles now and (touch wood) running fine. Had a very bad patch indeed that started 6 years ago at around 90k miles ...
  • Crankshaft position sensor failed (this was a manufacturing fault, fixed under recall for all MBs with the V6 CDI apart from the W639!).
  • DPF pressure sensor failed.
  • EGR valve failed.
  • The big one - exhaust manifold liners delaminated, taking out the turbo. Engine out job to replace. It's a 'known' but relatively rare issue with the V6 and affects MLs etc. as well.
  • Instrument cluster failed (and couldn't be repaired by a specialist). On the plus side the new cluster gives remaining range, which the original one didn't have!
  • DPF pressure sensor failed.
  • Mass airflow sensor failed.
Those all happened in just over a year - it was off the road for more than 3 weeks in total and the repair costs were over £7k. Many drives down the M4 in limp mode to get it to the nearest dealer! Owned from new, full MB service history, MB UK not interested in any goodwill contributions but I did get dealer discounts on the manifolds & turbo and the instrument cluster.

Since then just the usual failed glowplugs from time to time (these started going at 35k miles!) but also the glowplug relay and 225A 'mega fuse'. Oh and rear and centre sections of the exhaust fell apart (at different times).

No problems with the paintwork at all (Jasper Blue metallic) ... yours isn't red by any chance? Lacquer peel is a well-known and widespread issue with that, and lots have been re-done FOC by Mercedes (even some quite old cars). Quite a few threads here about it.

AdBlue is generally a bit of a nightmare, again lots of threads about it here. Friends of mine with EU6 Vitos have resorted to having it mapped out (which is illegal but not checked in the MOT so unlikely to be detected).

Where we are now the closest MB commercial dealership is a 50 minute drive each way (more in rush hour) so I have a local garage maintaining it now.
 
Interesting about the W447 facelift - didn't know about that.

Our 120 is on 160k miles now and (touch wood) running fine. Had a very bad patch indeed that started 6 years ago at around 90k miles ...
  • Crankshaft position sensor failed (this was a manufacturing fault, fixed under recall for all MBs with the V6 CDI apart from the W639!).
  • DPF pressure sensor failed.
  • EGR valve failed.
  • The big one - exhaust manifold liners delaminated, taking out the turbo. Engine out job to replace. It's a 'known' but relatively rare issue with the V6 and affects MLs etc. as well.
  • Instrument cluster failed (and couldn't be repaired by a specialist). On the plus side the new cluster gives remaining range, which the original one didn't have!
  • DPF pressure sensor failed.
  • Mass airflow sensor failed.
Those all happened in just over a year - it was off the road for more than 3 weeks in total and the repair costs were over £7k. Many drives down the M4 in limp mode to get it to the nearest dealer! Owned from new, full MB service history, MB UK not interested in any goodwill contributions but I did get dealer discounts on the manifolds & turbo and the instrument cluster.

Since then just the usual failed glowplugs from time to time (these started going at 35k miles!) but also the glowplug relay and 225A 'mega fuse'. Oh and rear and centre sections of the exhaust fell apart (at different times).

No problems with the paintwork at all (Jasper Blue metallic) ... yours isn't red by any chance? Lacquer peel is a well-known and widespread issue with that, and lots have been re-done FOC by Mercedes (even some quite old cars). Quite a few threads here about it.

AdBlue is generally a bit of a nightmare, again lots of threads about it here. Friends of mine with EU6 Vitos have resorted to having it mapped out (which is illegal but not checked in the MOT so unlikely to be detected).

Where we are now the closest MB commercial dealership is a 50 minute drive each way (more in rush hour) so I have a local garage maintaining it now.
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