This year Mercedes-Benz has launched the new Sprinter. A fitting occasion for the motor home builders to show their well-tried sprinter-based layouts at the Caravan Salon 2018.
One of the most interesting motor home is the CS Encato. The interior is spacious, many windows provide a light-flooded room. The driver’s seats can be rotated and allow a comfortable seating group for up to four people. Also on stove and sink emblazoned a 90 by 55 centimeters large window. For cooking, a two-burner gas cooker is available.
The sink can be covered to provide more work space. The bathroom is fully equipped with shower, pull-out sink and cassette toilet. A 100 liter fresh water tank and a 90 liter waste water tank are ready for the water. In the rear there is a 176 by 197 centimeters long bed. If the sleeping space is not required in full size, the left side of the bed can be folded up completely, thus creating storage space for bulky luggage or bicycles. Prices start at 75,600 euros. The presented model costs 97,556 euros.
At the trade fair, Dopfer will present two new sprinter-based layouts. One is the 492 A, an evolution of the already known 402 A. Overall, the 492 A is equipped with a larger bathroom and a larger kitchen. Alternatively, the floor plan is also built on Iveco Daily basis. In the rear there is a large round seat group, which can be converted to a bed if necessary. The cupboard surfaces in the cooking area are kept in a modern washed concrete look. The kitchen is equipped with a three-ring gas stove, double sink and a 140-liter refrigerator. For a cozy TV evening, a TV is mounted above the fridge. A glass holder in the upper cabinet offers space for four wine, champagne and lemonade glasses. The bathroom separates living and sleeping areas. For water supply, there are 240 liters of fresh water and 180 liters of tank volume for wastewater. In addition to the shower cubicle is the Porta Potti with its own waste-holding tank. Also on board: 80 liters of gas for the Alde hot water heater. In the alcove is the sleeping area with two longitudinal beds. The price for the 492 A is 172,800 euros.
Cheaper is the Dopfer 422 A, the second new floor plan on the new Sprinter, with a base price of 159,900 euros. In the equipment he resembles the 492 A. Again, there is a large seating area in the rear. The fridge is placed on the other side, above it hangs a flat screen television. The kitchen offers ample storage space with drawers for various cooking utensils. The roof hood is equipped with a fan and blows away strong food odors. The shower and sink are also supplied with hot water via an Alde hot water heater. Lighting throughout the interior is provided by energy-saving LED lights. Sleeping is in the alcove in two longitudinal beds. Also, the seating group in the rear can be converted into a bed.
Frankia introduces the M-Line T 7400 on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis. A completely redesigned motorhome, which comes in two floor plans on the market. The layout GD presented at the Caravan Salon is characterized by its large seating area with corner seat. The 24-inch TV invites you to cozy TV evenings. The panoramic roof is standard and ensures a light-flooded interior. The storage compartments under the roof are continuously lit with LEDs. The kitchenette is equipped with a double-flame gas stove and a (here covered) double sink. There is also a 160 liter fridge. The bathroom has ceramic fittings and a ceramic toilet. Opposite is the shower placed. Fresh water comes from a 150 liter tank. I Heck are two longitudinal beds. Practical: There are reading lights placed above. The price for the featured model in the luxury equipment is 137,445 euros (base price 109,500 euros).
The new motorhomes also benefit from the modern features of the van. Upon request, the MBUX infotainment system and various safety assistants such as a distance cruise control and guidance aids are available. Under the hood there are two different diesel units in a total of five power levels spread between 117 to 190 hp.