The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is a light van produced by Mercedes-Benz. It is available as a standard panel van for cargo, or with passenger accommodations substituted for part or all of the load area. It has also been known as the Mercedes-Benz Vito and Mercedes-Benz Viano. In some countries a camping derivative is available, known as the Marco Polo, equipped with a galley (including gas stove, sink, 40 L fridge, and storage), multi-function wardrobe and a sliding bench seat in the rear which can be turned into a large air-sprung bed. A new generation of this camper has just been revealed by the German producer.
The new Mercedes Marco Polo has just been introduced at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, Germany and it should set new standards in perceived quality, stylish living and comfortable practicality. The outside picture of the van has nothing unusual, being instantly recognizable. However, the inside is quite surprising. The camper features fabric or leather seats, yacht-inspired wood flooring and porcelain-colored surfaces to create a sense of roominess. The model is also distinguished by piano black trim, metallic accents and LED interior lighting.
The Mercedes Marco Polo has been equipped in such a way as to provide the best living conditions for a family. So we can find a sink, a refrigerator and a kitchenette with two gas burners, a cupboard, a closet and adjustable folding tables. The impressive element is two electrically adjustable rear seats which can be turned into a bed at a push of a button. There's also a second bed in the pop-up roof compartment that can be used when necessary.
The Mercedes Marco Polo is available with different four-cylinder diesel engines. The entry-level Marco Polo 200 CDI develops 136 PS (100 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque, the 220 CDI outputs 163 PS (120 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. The range-topping engine generates 190 PS (140 kW) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque but that figure can be increased to 204 PS (150 kW) and 480 Nm (353 lb-ft) of torque when accelerating. There’s no word on pricing yet, but if you want to have a cozy vacation then hop in and just set a destination!
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