What are the dimensions of the Mercedes L618D (2003-on)?

Example of a L618D
A 618D utility truck in action

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CENTIMETERS

  • The interior dimensions (length) of the Mercedes L618D cargo space is 5450mm (L1), 6330mm (L2), and 7210mm (L3).
  • The interior width of the Vario is 1900mm and the exterior width is 2200mm.
  • The interior height of the Mercedes L618D is 1780mm (H1), and 1930mm (H2).
  • The wheelbase lengths are 3150mm (SWB), 3700mm (MWB), and 4250mm (LWB).
  • The width between the wheel arches on this model is 1040mm.

INCHES

  • The interior dimensions (length) of the Mercedes L618D cargo space is 214.6" (L1), 249.2" (L2), and 283.9" (L3).
  • The interior width of the Vario is 74.8" and the exterior width is 86.6".
  • The interior height of the Mercedes L618D is 70.1" (H1), and 76" (H2).
  • The wheelbase lengths are 124" (SWB), 145.7" (MWB), and 167.3" (LWB).
  • The width between the wheel arches on this model is 40.9".

Prefer tables? So do I. Click the button (scrolls down), or read on:

First, more on the 618

The Vario is a so-called 'heavy van', meaning it's a full sized commercial vehicle with a maximum payload of 5600kg. It's the successor of the T2. The Vario is sometimes called the T3.


Dimensions in tables

Outside dimensions of the L618D:

Exterior L1 L2 L3 Width
Exterior length (mm) 3170 4050 4930 2200
Exterior length (inch) 124.8 159.4 194.1 86.6

All models of the Mercedes L618D have the same interior and exterior width: 74.8" or 1900mm (interior); and 86.6" or 2200mm (exterior).

Interior dimensions of the L618D:

Inside dimensions L1 L2 L3 Width
Interior length (mm) 5450 6330 7210 1900
Interior length (inch) 214.6 249.2 283.9 74.8

Maximum floor surface:

Max. floor area L1 L2 L3
Square meters (m2) 10.4 12 13.7
Square feet (ft2) 111.5 129.5 147.5

Please note that this is an indication and does not take into account the wheel arches.
The width between the wheel arches on this model is 1040mm, or 40.9".

Mercedes L618D roof height:

Roof in millimeters H1 H2
Interior height (mm) 1780 1930
Exterior height (mm) 2680 2830
Roof in inches H1 H2
Interior height (inch) 70.1 76
Exterior height (inch) 105.5 111.4

Wheelbase distance:

Wheelbase short (SWB) medium (MWB) long (LWB)
Wheelbase length (mm) 3150 3700 4250
Wheelbase length (inch) 124 146 167

Door measurements:

Doors Side door Rear door
Door width (mm) 1100 1650
Door height (mm) 1630 1630
Side door Rear door
Door width (inch) 43.3 65
Door height (inch) 64.2 64.2

More Info on Dimensions

If you want to know...

  • why there's a difference in exterior and interior width
  • what L1 or H3 means
  • how to read measurements
  • or why dimensions matter

... I encourage you to read my post on how to understand van dimensions.


Can you stand up in a Mercedes Vario?

Standing up in an empty van

The interior roof height of a Mercedes L618D is 1780mm (H1) - 1930mm (H2) .
If you are of medium height (178cm or 5"10') you But you can stand up in a Mercedes L618D H2 and up.

What happens if I insulate the van?

Are you planning on insulating and cladding the floor and roof? In that case you can't stand up fully in a L618D H1. But you would still be able to stand up in a H2 model and up.

What's a Vario high top?

Mercedes provides their Varios with both high and low tops. High tops are elevated roofs to provide more headroom. Generally, everything above H2 is considered a high top, and should offer sufficient space to stand up fully.

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