Tailored for luxury camping: The new Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo
With the introduction of the Marco Polo based on the V-Class around ten years ago, Mercedes-Benz Vans completely redefined the aesthetics and comfort of compact camper vans. With its unique combination of maximum functionality and stylish ambience, it has been writing an international success story ever since. The new V-Class Marco Polo takes over the attractiveness of the new V-Class almost completely. It is tailor-made for the booming market for luxury camping, known as “glamping”. With a new design, increased comfort and comprehensive digital networking thanks to the MBUX infotainment system and the further developed Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control (MBAC) camper operating unit, it is more than ever an emotional statement or independence. The fully equipped camper van makes van life a particularly comfortable experience for up to four people. As standard, it offers a pop-up roof with a bed, a bench seat/lounger, a folding table, a fully equipped kitchen and a wardrobe with a make-up mirror. The interior resembles a modern lounge with floor coverings in a yacht deck or stone floor look, high-quality decorative elements and upholstery as well as atmospheric LED lighting with dimmable main lights whose colour temperature can be adjusted, four reading lamps and, if desired, discreet ambient lighting with 64 colours. The different colours are composed into ten colour worlds. They enable a changing play of light in the cockpit, on the lower edge of the kitchenette and for the first time also on the right-side wall in the rear. A 230-volt14 and two 12-volt sockets as well as two USB charging ports are distributed throughout the living area. Another 230-volt socket for the external power supply is on the outside of the vehicle.
Clever room concept with intelligent detailed solutions and high sleeping comfort
The kitchenette is equipped with a two-burner gas cooker, a sink and a 40-litre compressor cooler. One large and two smaller self-closing drawers and a cupboard with a sliding door offer plenty of space for pots, dishes and groceries. The smaller drawers can also be opened when the bed is raised. The sliding folding table is attached to the kitchen unit to save space. For breakfast or dinner for four, the driver’s seat rotates 140 degrees and the passenger seat rotates 180 degrees. A drawer under the rear seat bench and an overhead storage box offer plenty of space for things that shouldn’t be missing on a van-life adventure. The drawer is removable. This allows the trunk to be enlarged to accommodate bulky items such as skis or surfboards.
Equally practical are the optionally available outdoor shower and camping equipment for the outdoor area with a table and two chairs.
The 2.05 metre by 1.13 metre roof bed consists of a high-quality cold foam mattress and point-elastic spring elements that enable a comfortable and ergonomic lying position. The textile bellows of the pop-up roof are opaque, waterproof and breathable. Two side windows and one window to the front with zip fasteners and fly screens provide fresh air and two dimmable gooseneck lights create an individual lighting ambience. The optionally available, electrically operated glass sunroof offers a direct view of the stars from the roof bed. The rear seat bench can be converted into a double bed measuring 2.03 by 1.13 metres at the touch of a button.
In the reclining position, the air is automatically deflated from the side bolsters and the seat rises to hide the buckles. The backrest of the seat is divided into two and can be adjusted electrically on each side. The bed extension can be raised as a headboard. The window in the tailgate can be opened separately for a spectacular view of nature outside. 14 Only works when connected to shore power via an external socket