The latest updates to the Berlingo have done wonders for its performance and appeal.
While the latest Euro 6 engine isn’t the quietest, it still possesses a level of refinement that makes it competitive with the opposition.
While the 75bhp unit is probably sufficient for most applications, it’s the 100bhp engine that we’d recommend. The additional power means the engine is more relaxed and fuel-efficient, delivering a claimed combined economy of 67.3mpg. The 120bhp option does little to bring the van to life.
The Berlingo handles well enough for a city van, but is geared more towards a softer set-up that means it can feel a little wallowy when pushed.
One area where the Berlingo does excel, however, is in its braking. The small van can come to a stop surprisingly quickly and the brake pedal is alert to any pressure applied.
If you’re in need of an automatic gearbox option, the 100bhp unit is also available with the ETG6 transmission. It’s certainly not the most responsive auto you’ll find in the van segment, but it does the job with a minimum of fuss, pushing through the gear changes smoothly but in its own good time, rather than perhaps exactly when you might what them.