Mercedes-Benz has moved into the Caravan Salon 2013 held in Düsseldorf, Germany with several new live-in showcases, starting with the Sprinter Caravan Concept. The tall-boy cargo van has been turned into a cut-away model with a kitchen with gloss-white fixtures, a living area, a bathroom with integrated wardrobe, front seats that can swivel all the way around, laminate flooring and walls and ceiling covered in Alcantara, plus LED lighting throughout. Mercedes says it ships 4,000 Sprinters to North America that get outfitted into high-luxe mobile dwellings, and the Caravan Concept is a symbol of how far that can go.
Show-goers can also check out the Viano Fun and Viano Marco Polo, exemplifying the same concept as the Sprinter but in smaller packages. Going the other way, there is also a vehicle based on the heavy-duty Actros truck.
The Viano Marco Polo comes with a pop-up roof, a kitchenette ready for a traveling gourmet, and an electrically convertible rear bench seat. The Viano Fun offers a pop-up roof as an option and comes with movable seats around a folding table and a fold-down rear bench. You can read more about them in the press release below, or check them out at the show if you plan to be in northwest Germany this week – the show runs from August 31 to September 8. If none of those do it for you, there’s always that Sprinter-based Airstream Interstate 3500…2014-kia-soul, aston-martin, cars, celebrities, comparisons, diesel, humor, lamborghini, land-rover, luxury, mercedes-benz, mitsubishi, permalink, racing, report-abuse, rolls-royce, safety, smart, volkswagen, youtube