In time for the 2013 Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf that takes place from August 31 to September 8, Mercedes has announced its line-up, the main highlight being the Sprinter Caravan Concept.
Next to models like Viano Fun, Viano Marco Polo or the camper van platforms from Viano to Actros and Zetros, Mercedes will steal the show with the fully functional cut-away model of a new high-roof Mercedes-Benz Sprinter fully converted into a camper van.
The right-hand side of the vehicle is completely open from the middle of the front passenger door to the rear axle, revealing a living area with front seats turned around and a spacious side-facing bench seat – which can be pulled out to form a double bed – a kitchen to the left of the opening and a bathroom with integrated wardrobe fitted in transverse position in the rear.
The cut-away model is fitted with furniture featuring a hardwearing HPL coating in high-gloss white; grey laminate flooring, and leather seats. Sidewalls and ceiling are covered in Alcantara, with LED lighting throughout. On the outside, the Sprinter sports the new “tenorite” grey metallic paint finish.
Alongside the cut-away model, the new Sprinter is on display as a chassis with cab and the unique low frame with independent wheel suspension for vans with driven rear axle. Its Plexiglass cover symbolises a camper van body while at the same time revealing the Sprinter’s technical details in the area of chassis and drive system.