The Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo camper van is available to order now, with first UK deliveries beginning in the Spring of 2017.
Based on the long-wheelbase V-Class MPV, the Marco Polo can seat or sleep four people and comes with a full range of equipment including a built-in kitchenette with a fridge and hob as well as a two-seater sofa which can easily be transformed into a bed (with under-bed storage). It also features a roof bed, accessed via an electrically raising roof, a wardrobe and a ‘generous’ luggage compartment, says Mercedes.
A choice of two engines is available: 220 d and 250 d, both using a turbocharged 2.1-litre diesel engine. The 220 d has an output of 163 hp and maximum torque of 380 Nm, with fuel economy of 44.8 mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 166 g/km. The 250 d generates 190 hp and 440 Nm of torque, can achieve 44.8 mpg and emits 169 g/km of CO2. A 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission is standard across the range.
Sport models come with a two-seater sofa with bed extension; yacht wood flooring in the rear compartment (available in a choice of two colours at no extra cost); a camping table plus two chairs with storage bag; electrically operated pop-up roof; swivelling driver and passenger seats; automatic three-zone climate control; external connections for power and fresh water; tinted rear windows; 18-inch alloy wheels; ambient lighting; Garmin navigation system; leather upholstery; Active Parking Assist with rear-view camera; and split tail gate.
For an additional £2,140, AMG Line models add AMG styling accessories; 19-inch AMG bi-colour wheels; sports suspension; carbon-look dash; AMG spoiler lip on tailgate; and metallic paint.
For £595, the Lane Tracking package includes Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist. The optional Driving Assistance package is available for £1,695 and includes Distronic Plus; Blind Spot Assist; Pre-Safe; and Lane Keeping Assist.
Stand alone options include metallic paint (£645); ‘Comand’ Online infotainment system (£1,795); 360° camera (£335); extra individual seat in the middle row (£1,045); side awning (£695); and auxiliary heating (£1,345 – available across the entire V-Class range).
The Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo camper van is available to order now, with prices ranging from £53,180 on-the-road for the entry-level V 220 d Sport to £57,195 for the V 250 d AMG Line.