The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is not only one of the best commercial vans out there – it’s also a highly popular choice for all sorts of conversions, from luxury shuttle to adventurous camper.
The latter is proving quite the popular trend, especially now that a heavyweight from the segment has taken notice and decided to offer its own, specialist conversion. We’re talking about well-known company Winnebago, which for this project decided on an even more focused conversion – transforming the Sprinter into a rugged, ready for anything in the wilderness off-road camper. The Revel is an all-wheel-drive van – but with name comes great pricing as well, with the model kicking off at no less than $134,799 – paint jobs available are Pebble Gray or Silver Forest with or without side decals.
But for the price you do get anything you need to stay in the wilderness – from roof-mounted solar cells to power the on-board kitchen (induction cooktop and small refrigerator included) to a toilet / shower space that can also double as a closet with removable storage. There’s even a power lift for the bed in the back – with the mattress tucked away the camping group will have 140 cubic feet (3,964 liters) of storage. Relaxation comes in the form of an awning with LED lighting that extends from the van, optional JBL speakers – and you can even use the camper all year long, thanks to the diesel-fired heating system and optional roof-mounted air conditioner.
No fear of getting lost, the optional infotainment system has a specialized Rand McNally RV GPS. The Revel’s sole option for power is a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel engine with 188 horsepower (140 kilowatts) and 325 pound-feet (441 Newton-meters) of torque, linked to a five-speed automatic and an on-demand four-wheel-drive system complete with low gear. Hill descent control, electronic stability control, traction control, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes along with BF Goodrich T/A KO2 all-terrain tires will deliver all the needed prowess as well.