New Mercedes-Benz Adventuremobile Unveiled As ‘Smart Home on Wheels’

When it involves getting outdoors and exploring the world, Adventuremobiles have been all the craze lately. And with #vanlife hype noise at full quantity, the thought of getting a succesful, comfy, and compact journey rig is as common now because it’s ever been.

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Last weekend, the revolutionary minds at Mercedes-Benz unveiled an all-new addition to their wildly common van section: The Marco Polo. (And the automaker touts the up to date camper van as a “Smart home on wheels.”)

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Mercedes introduced the debut of the brand new Marco Polo on the Caravan, Motor and Tourism (CMT) exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. And when the storied auto large says that this factor is wise, we’d should agree — particularly because it backs up the declare with notable tech options.

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Equipped with the extremely revolutionary Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control (MBAC)—which comes customary on all fashions—the Marco Polo boasts many management options proper out of your smartphone.

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“Connectivity is an important component of our product strategy which we have been intensively pursuing over the course of the past two years in the motorhome segment,” says head of promoting and gross sales at Mercedes-Benz Vans Klaus Maier in a press launch. “In 2018, we celebrated the launch of our ground-breaking Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control interface module in concept vehicles. And only a year later, the first conversion specialists were able to implement MBAC in motorhome prototypes based on the Sprinter. 2020 will now see MBAC added as a standard component to our own Marco Polo camper vans.”

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From both the 10.5-inch touchscreen show situated within the cockpit, or your cell system, drivers can management the warm-air auxiliary heater (together with programming a timer and nighttime temperature discount), retract or prolong the electric-powered pop-up roof, open/shut the sliding sunroof, manipulate the brightness stage (and colour temperature) of the inside lighting, management the sound system, and even regulate the ‘coolbox’ temperature.

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If you’re out there for an journey rig, however you’re not fairly certain that the huge measurement of the Sprinter is best for you, then Mercedes’ newest compact vans are actually price a glance. No phrase but on in the event that they’ll be obtainable in North America; Mercedes slates the discharge of the most recent Marco Polo “in select markets in spring of 2020.”

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Boasting many camper van comforts with a related tech method in a smaller bundle, the brand new Marco Polo simply could be excellent compromise between the behemoth Sprinter and your mother’s previous minivan.

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For the complete record of tech specs and options, click on right here.


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