In case you want to take a sabbatical year and travel the world, the new Horizon version is basically the house on wheels you need, with seats for seven people and sleeping amenities for five.
The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is a good all-round performer even in its standard guise, but go for the Marco Polo version and you’ll have a great recreational vehicle up and ready. The flexibility landed by the Marco Polo camper version arrived last year and now the three-pointed star brand has decided that even that one can still be enhanced. The new Horizon is basically a vehicle you can also live in – with all basics such as a kitchenette, a bench seat with bed extension and roof bed, along with swiveling front seats and a wardrobe. The standard V-Class-based Marco Polo can house four persons, but the Horizon comes with multiple seating configurations and becomes a five-seater with two swiveling front seats at the front and a three-seater bench/berth in the back.
Or you can go for just four singular comfortable seats or Mercedes can even squeeze in seven places. You can also make the recreational van a proper van by taking out the seats. The roof bed is large enough for two people, while the aforementioned bench seat/berth mounted in the back and with two drawers underneath for extra storage can be turned into a bed for three people, based on seating configuration. Buyers looking to travel in style can even option the V-Class Marco Polo Horizon with wood-like trim, piano lacquer-look accents, and a wave-look trim – and the RV can even pack the optional AMG Line pack. Power options include rear- and all-wheel-drive layouts, with diesel engines packing 134 hp (100 kW), 161 hp (120 kW), and 188 hp (140 kW) – all linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission.