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Mercedes-based Hymer Van S motorhome promises a compact but comfy holiday

by • January 26, 2016 • 17s Comments

We have seen most a camper van created to pull double duty, commuting around town during the week and venturing out to the forest or coastline on weekends. Multipurpose campers like Hymer’s own V-Class concept are typically created within stock vans, but Hymer has taken a various route with its new “Van” series, planting its own foam-insulated aluminum cabin atop a bare chassis. The new Van S is aimed at versatility with its combination of comfy living space with bathroom and small Mercedes Sprinter-based footprint.

  • Hymer's Van S can launch later this year
  • The Van S is powered by a 129-hp Mercedes engine
  • The all-new Hymer Van S debuted at the CMT show earlier this month
  • The Van S 500 comes with a single double bed while the Van S 520 has ...

Hymer classifies its Van as a super-small motorhome created to assist as both RV and 2nd car. Essentially a Class B+ motorhome, the Van can maneuver city spaces while yet offering a effortless home away of home. Van versions fit comfortably between Hymercars (Hymer’s converted camper van line) and Hymer’s larger Class C offerings.

The company originally added the Van version line in 2005 and put it on hiatus for a while preceding delivering it back last June. Most not long ago it rolled the new Sprinter-based Van S out future to the standard Fiat-based Van.

The Van S 500 is based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with 128-in (3,250-mm) wheelbase. The entire motorhome stretches 222 in (5,650 mm) in length, which is of 15.4 in (390 mm) longer than the Mercedes Sprinter panel van with which same wheelbase. It spans 87.4 in (2,220 mm) in width and stands 114 in (2,900 mm) high.

We’d have to drive it and camp it to understand for certain, but the sizing unquestionably appears of right for mixing van-like maneuverability and driving feel with a larger interior living space.

The Van S 500 showcases a double bed against the rear wall, sleeping two standard with the version for one additional berth. Sandwiched between which bed and the dining area is a 28 x 37-in (70 x 95-cm) washroom with toilet and fold-down basin sink. Opposite the bathroom, the kitchen unit houses a two-burner stove, sink and 65-liter refrigerator.

The vehicle in addition has a 95 Ah AGM battery, 90-liter fresh water tank and 100-liter waste water tank. LEDs light the interior, and a Truma Combi 4 air heater warms it. The van is prewired for radio and TV, and Hymer offers a number of TV and radio versions. Other versions include air conditioning, an outdoor shower and a 2nd 95 Ah battery.

Hymer showed the Van S at the new CMT travel and leicertain show in Stuttgart, and it can bring it to market this July. The 500 version can begin at €56,990 (approx. US$61,900) and the larger 6.36-m (250-in) 520 S with two single beds in place of the double bed can begin at €59,990 ($65,200). Both versions can rely on Mercedes’ 129-hp CDI engine driving the rear wheels.

Source: Hymer

  • The kitchen packs a two-burner stove, sink and refrigerator
  • The sink flips out of the way to conassist space
  • Inside the bathroom
  • Inside the Van S

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