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The new Mercedes V-Class Marco Polo camper
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Mercedes V-Class Marco Polo camper

  • Based on long-wheelbase V-Class.
  • Prices start from £53,180
  • Seats and sleeps four
  • Available in two trim levels: Sport and AMG Line
  • Choice of two frugal diesel engines
  • First UK deliveries in spring 2017

THE Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo camper van is now on sale, with prices starting from £53,180 for the entry-level V 220 d Sport.

The V 220 d AMG Line is £55,320, the V 250 d Sport £55,055 and the V 250 d AMG Line is £57,195.

The Marco Polo is based on the popular V-Class, and can seat or sleep four people. It comes with a full range of equipment including a built-in kitchenette with a fridge and hob, plus a two-seater sofa which can easily be transformed into a bed (with under-bed storage).

It also features a roof bed under an electrically raising roof, a wardrobe and a generous luggage compartment.

A choice of two engines are available: 220 d and 250 d, both using a turbocharged 2.1-litre diesel engine. The 220 d has an output of 163hp and maximum torque of 380Nm, with fuel economy of 44.8mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 166 g/km.

Marco Polo camper
Roof bed

The 250 d generates 190hp and 440Nm of torque, can achieve 44.8mpg and emits 169g/km of CO2. A 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission is standard across the range.

As standard, Sport models come with a two-seater sofa with bed extension; yacht wood flooring in rear compartment (available in a choice of two colours at no extra cost), 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 and tinted rear windows.

Marco Polo camper
Dining out

On the driving front there are 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 bodystyling, 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.

Marco Polo camper
On the road

The Driving Assistance package is optionally 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).

Marco Polo camper
Premium lounge in the Marco Polo camper

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