The Mercedes-Benz X-Class: an adventurer with premium qualities now has Camper Van Concepts
The new X-Class combines the typical characteristics of a pickup with the classic strengths of a Mercedes. As a pickup it is robust, strong and with good off-road capability. At the same time its good looks, options list, comfort and safety features are typical Mercedes-Benz passenger car qualities. Building on this base – the first Camper Van Concepts are about to be launched.
Camping concepts based on the X-Class
The Mercedes-Benz booth at the CMT Show for Tourism and Leisure 2018 in Stuttgart sees the debut of some concepts for the X-Class.
Camper Van concepts from Tischer
Despite its compact size, the demountable cabin from bodybuilder Tischer offers a comfortable sleeping system. It has headroom of almost two metres, a kitchen with a 3-burner gas stove and three cosy seats which can convert into a second bed in a few simple steps. With a large, fold-away wash basin and swivelling toilet unit, the integrated bathroom manages to offer enough space to take a shower. The sandwich design of the cabin sections ensures reliable stability and excellent insulation properties.
Mobile Camping concepts from VanEssa
A different concept on the basis of the X-Class has been developed by VanEssa mobilcamping: a heavy-duty pull-out module weighing around 250 kg with a fully equipped kitchen – including such features as a coolbox, cooking and washing-up facilities as well as space for crockery and supplies. A second pull-out module offers even more space for further items. VanEssa protects the load compartment with a cover made out of yacht-deck-look teak wood, water-resistant with strength and durability. Pneumatic struts prop the cover up at an angle of 45 degrees. For trips over several days, VanEssa advises the fitting of a roof tent with rear-facing entrance.