Mercedes Sprinter Caravan Concept, a house in a van format
Before you start the expected Frankfurt next week, the focus of the automotive industry in Germany are focused on the Caravan Salon which takes place in the first week of September in the German city of Dusseldorf. In this specializing in caravans and motorhomes event always make act of German manufacturers present with an interesting proposal, such as the prototype Mercedes Sprinter Caravan Concept unveiled by the signing of the star.
As the name suggests, it is a prototype that shows how it would an adapted caravan of Mercedes Sprinter version, the big Mercedes van a few weeks ago received a facelift. Caravan adaptation has been made on body short wheelbase and high roof, so the end result does not give the feeling of spaciousness that we see in other camper vans conversions, which usually entail changes in the body, not just inside.
Diaphanous area fully charged has been equipped to create housing with basics for two people. So, if you look from the front seats, on the right we find a sofa bed and a TV, and some lockers at the top. On the left are some furniture, electric stove and a small dishwasher. The back of the Sprinter is dedicated to a small bathroom with shower and a closet located in a small compartment.
Driving position and the instrument panel driver does not vary relative to a conventional Mercedes Sprinter, but the passenger seat is enabled to rotate 180 degrees and part of the "home zone". As seen, the brand has managed very well the dimensions of the van to create a summer home without being costly modifications to the bodywork or mechanical. They have not said what engine mounts but is expected to be one of the turbodiesel conventional versions.
Mercedes has not said whether it will bring a production version but if the public response at the Caravan Salon is good, it would not be surprising to end up launching this interesting variation. As a curiosity, remember that last year was already presented with a ultralujosa version of the Mercedes Sprinter prepared by Becker, designed for gourmets van ride lovers.
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