Mercedes Marco Polo - V class based

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by C240Sport97, May 15, 2017.

  1. C240Sport97

    C240Sport97 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    8,497
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Location:
    London E1
    Car:
    SL400 and 911 GT3
    Any one seen one at a dealer anywhere?

    It's MB's posh campervan, designed to compete with VW California.
     
  2. BTB 500

    BTB 500 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    17,854
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Car:
    R129 SL500, W639 Vito 120, S203 C230
    IIRC it's been around since the W447 first came out but I don't think I've ever seen one in real life! The in-laws showed me brochures when they were looking at camper vans a couple of years ago. I think VW Californias are equally rare - nice, but a lot of money for a cramped camper.
     
  3. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    16,289
    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Location:
    Cambridge
    Car:
    CLS63 AMG
  4. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    14,261
    Joined:
    May 7, 2007
    Car:
    Lexus RC300h F-Sport 2016
    What's the rush on one of these?
     
  5. Primo

    Primo Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    124
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Location:
    Essex
    I've just bought one!
     
  6. kit17

    kit17 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    529
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Car:
    W205 C63
    There was one at Mercedes world brooklands a couple of months ago when I visited , looked quite smart
     
  7. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    11,257
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Car:
    '93 190E 2.3LE W201 ; '93 300SL-24 R129
    You mean a crampervan?
     
    Smart320 and BTB 500 like this.
  8. Deleted96908

    Deleted96908 Guest

    kamper.jpg

    yeah, but look at where you can go :)
     
    DrFeelgood likes this.
  9. h17n dj

    h17n dj Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    808
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Location:
    Milton Keynes
    Car:
    W126 500SEL
    There was one at MBMK for ages... Going there later so I shall report back.
     
  10. C43AMG

    C43AMG MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    6,600
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2005
    Location:
    Weybridge. U.K
    Car:
    500L ( W221 ), 2014 AMG CL 5.5 Biturbo ( W216 ), 2010 Brabus Smart ( Exclusive ) )
    It was still at Brooklands last Sunday.
     
  11. BTB 500

    BTB 500 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    17,854
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Car:
    R129 SL500, W639 Vito 120, S203 C230
    As mentioned last year these are a bit of a niche market ... they are really pretty tight on space inside, and you can easily get something a bit bigger for similar money albeit not made by M-B.

    Camper vans don't really work IMHO unless you get a big one. Spent many hours travelling in my parents' VW ones (Danbury) but always had to put a tent up when we arrived!
     
  12. MercedesDriver

    MercedesDriver Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,118
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2013
    Location:
    Near the forest
    Car:
    S212 E250 CDI
    Last summer I was behind one on a train and it looked great. Proper Glampervan.
     
  13. BTB 500

    BTB 500 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    17,854
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Car:
    R129 SL500, W639 Vito 120, S203 C230
    So it should, for £50k plus!
     
    MercedesDriver likes this.
  14. Primo

    Primo Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    124
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Location:
    Essex
    It's horses for courses really. When the kinds were younger we had a 28ft 3-axle Burstner 747 which was great. However, once you're parked up that's it. Now that we're approaching retirement we want something that we can take into a town centre and park in a normal bay. Sure it has shortcomings but if you can live with those it is a fantastic bit of kit. Unfortunately the MB dealer network are next to useless so if you are interested you need to organise a demo with an owner via the owners forum or FB page.
     
  15. C43AMG

    C43AMG MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    6,600
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2005
    Location:
    Weybridge. U.K
    Car:
    500L ( W221 ), 2014 AMG CL 5.5 Biturbo ( W216 ), 2010 Brabus Smart ( Exclusive ) )
    There is one at Brooklands.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.