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Mercedes-Benz concepts give sneak peek at new Metris van (pictures)

To show off the new Metris mid-size work van that Mercedes-Benz will launch in North America next year, the company brought four customized versions to the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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Metris Luxury concept

Mercedes-Benz shows off its new Metris van at SEMA with a luxury custom concept.

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Metris Luxury concept

The mid-size Metris van is a good size for a luxury transporter, with sliding doors for easy access.

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Metris Luxury concept

These seats offer the ultimate comfort for passengers in the Metris Luxury concept.

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Metris Luxury concept

The ultimate in rear-seat entertainment systems, passengers control this large monitor from a touchscreen embedded in a pedestal between the seats.

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Metris Luxury concept

A built-in espresso maker sits on the floor of the Metris Luxury concept.

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Metris Luxury concept

Two big subwoofers show up in the rear of the Metris Luxury concept, along with a picnic basket for countryside meals.

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Metris Golf Van concept

Garmin contributed the Metris Golf Van to the SEMA display.

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Metris Golf Van concept

The Metris Golf Van includes articulated arms on the roof bearing cameras to get a close-up view of that winning putt.

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Metris Golf Van concept

Although a work van, the Metris shows Mercedes-Benz comfort in the cabin.

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Metris Fire Chief concept

The Metris Fire Chief concept works as a mobile command center for an urban fire department.

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Metris Fire Chief concept

The cab of the Metris Fire Chief concept features communications and computer equipment for maintaining control of an emergency scene.

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Metris Fire Chief concept

Two seats in the rear are ready for firefighters and their gear.

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Metris Fire Chief concept

The back of the Metris Fire Chief concept works as a standing command area.

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Metris DJ Van concept

The DJ Van imagines the Metris as a mobile party station. It works as a DJ station with full sound and lighting systems.

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Two turntables and a microrphone sit ready in the back of the Metris DJ van concept.

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The top of the Metris DJ van concept rises, making a platform for the DJ and hosting LCD monitors, laser lights and confetti cannons.

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