Mercedes serves up van campers in three flavors

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Mercedes-Benz Citan minivan

Mercedes serves up van campers in flavors

Mercedes-Benz shows the new camping potential with a concept

Mercedes-Benz may not have as a name in van camping as Volkswagen. but it offer several popular for van camper conversions. In fact, it that its Sprinter van is the number one vehicle for luxury campers. The manufacturer recently showcased camper conversions of its own using the Sprinter and Viano platforms.


Showcasing the new Sprinter and its roomy, high-roofed potential for conversions, seemed to be Mercedes’ goal at last month’s Caravan Salon. It used a of half-van in the form of a Sprinter of its siding from the middle of the passenger door to the rear as its main showpiece.

By cutting away the van’s Mercedes was able to place entirely on the clean, white The open-air cabin includes a seat that transforms a double bed and a kitchen area on the side. The front driver and seats swivel around to as living and dining seating. The selection of white leather high gloss white finish, and gray laminate was made to give the Sprinter the feel of a yacht. The interior has Alcantara trim, LED lighting, and a bathroom/wardrobe in the tailgate.

Mercedes revealed the revised Sprinter van earlier this The new model receives updated styling, a new 2.1-liter four-cylinder engine as standard, a seven-speed transmission, an upgraded interior and new driver assistance systems as Crosswind Assist, Collision Assist, Blind Spot Highbeam Assist and Lane Assist. For camper conversion Mercedes offers the Sprinter a camper van package that a passenger airbag and a folding lever designed to prevent with the swivel seats the handbrake is deployed.

Viano Marco Polo, a Westie

The Viano Marco which Mercedes showed in two was built with the help of Van Conversion, which had a third on display at its own booth. Based the middle-sized Viano model, the Polo comes standard a pop-up roof. The driver’s includes a fully stocked with a stove, sink, system, refrigerator and cupboards. also additional storage including a wardrobe closet. The Polo’s rear bench is two individual electrically adjusted that can recline and flatten into horizontal position. The also include an electro-pneumatic bolster system that better lateral support and a comfort aimed at long trips.

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The Marco Polo Edition at €54,538 (US$73,900), and Mercedes the final price of the CDI 3.0 version at and of the CDI 2.2 version at €61,489.68.

Viano Fun

The Viano Fun comes in both and seven-seat varieties. Like a of the other van campers we saw in Dusseldorf, the Fun features a rail-mounted seating that makes the interior super flexible. The seats can slide into different and be removed completely. In camper they’re arranged around a table. The rear seats flat to create a sleeping and an optional pop-up roof can to hold additional sleepers.

Bonus: HRZ Freedom

The final van with Mercedes badge we in our photo collection. the HRZ Freedom is in look and feel to the HRZ Sahara we covered. It is the result of camper-izing a Sprinter, and it includes all-wheel and mud tires. The Freedom offers for three or four, a fixed bed, a generous amount of storage, a washroom with and toilet, and a kitchen with compressor fridge, double-burner and sink.

Mercedes-Benz Citan minivan
Mercedes-Benz Citan minivan
Mercedes-Benz Citan minivan
Mercedes-Benz Citan minivan

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