Would you go on holiday with this? (I mean the Mercedes van, not the horse)
In the early days of YouTube I used to watch thousands of "behind the scenes" of rap music videos and I would always, invariably see my favourite rappers walk out of a humongous vehicle that looked like a bus but was called an "RV", which stands for recreational vehicle.
Sometimes, they would give a tour of the RV showcasing interior that had more sofas and TV screens than there are in my house. I've never been a caravan or camping fan but I have like vans and people-carriers in general, this sounds weird I know, and I'm absolutely convinced they're tremendous fun to drive on a daily basis. And I know this because I once used a 9-seater Mercedes V-Class every day for 3 months.
Long and the short of it, this is a vehicle I'd like to drive for a few weeks. It's a Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo camper van and it features something called MBAC, Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control. Because it is essentially a living room on wheels, MBAC allows owners to control things like lights and heat of the interior via app or by using the 10.25-inch touchscreen.
You can use MBAC to check the level of fresh water in the tank, set the heater, extend/retract the electric pop-up roof and the sunroof, control the sound system, etc.
The Marco Polo comes with new chrome inserts in the bumper and 5-spoke, 18-inch alloys and because it is based on the Vito, it is relatively compact, measuring "only" 5.1 mt in length, which is not bad for a van.
It is powered by a 2.1 L 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine available with either 161 or 187 bhp and, this is funny, they're both available with Sport (what?) or AMG (whaaat!?) trims. Prices start at around £53,000 in the UK.