Although camper vans are not an African thing, elsewhere its demand is skyrocketing and Hartmann has customised a Mercedes-Benz V-Class to meet with demands. Called the GeoTrek Edition, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class comes equipped with amenities to make outdoor experience a bliss. Everything is in one portable package and since it’s not as large as your regular camper van, it can still fit in the garage.
Hartmann fitted the V-Class with the tuner’s VP Gravity body kit, consisting of black plastic cladding and rear diffuser. It also has a custom roof rack, with LED bars and a photovoltaic system, 18-inch wheels shod in 235/55 rubber, 30 mm (1.2 in) increased ground clearance, underbody protection and special paintwork.
On the interior, it has been totally redone offering clever storage solutions and a mattress. The mattress allows two to sleep in comfort when the rear seats are folded down. There’s also a space under the folded rear seats which can be utilized with the aluminium loading boxes. A kitchen box is fitted to cook meals as well as a 12-volt onboard power supply. In addition, there’s a freshwater and wastewater storage capacity of 12 litres each for washing up afterwards. The small camper van is also equipped with a third-party HVAC system. The system ensures a more pleasant stay in nature, regardless of the outside temperature.
Hartmann V-Class is a 2017 V250d (diesel engine) that has a displacement of 2.1-litres. Its an inline-4 cylinder engine that outputs 190hp and 325lb·ft of torque. A 9-speed automatic transmission and a 4-wheel-drive system are equipped.