Thinking about glamping? What would the great outdoors be like from the insides of the coolest campervans in the market today? The Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo will bring comfort and luxury to baby boomers who want to travel the country in style.
The Marco Polo is Mercedes’ “modern take” on the Volkswagen Kombi camper. It has two large double beds, situated on the roof and in the main cabin. It’s basically an eight-seater family van that you can turn into a motorhome by turning down middle and last rows.
For maximum comfortability, the top bunk has a thin but high-quality mattress while the lower seating converts to a double bed. Simply remove the pop-up table and lower the second-row seats. That’s your second mattress. Up on the canvas roof, there are two LED reading lights attached to a flexible arm, as well as zippers in the water-resistant fabric “walls” to allow the air to come in.
Worried about privacy inside the camper van? Don’t be. There are curtains on the lower level to obscure the outside world’s view. The rear windows can be popped open if you want fresh air to come in.
In the morning, simply pop up the second-row seats and the table. The front seats can swivel 180 degrees to face the table. If you want to feel more in tune with nature, you can slide the doors on either side of the Marco Polo, so you’ll feel like you’re dining with the world as your view. There’s also a pullout awning on the driver’s side.
The Marco Polo’s price will start at $63,627 plus on-roads (about $68,000 drive-away).