“We will be continuing our successful collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Vans once again this year and adding two new layouts to our B-Class ModernComfort for a total of five different versions,” explains Christian Bauer, Managing Director of Hymer GmbH & Co. KG. The integrated and semi-integrated versions of the ModernComfort are characterised by their especially lightweight bodywork with the GRP lightweight floor, tried-and-tested HYMER PUAL technology, and the award-winning, weight-optimised SLC chassis. The vehicle chassis with the spacious double floor – which received the European Innovation Award – has ample room for all of the technical components, such as the electronics, heating system and plenty of luggage. The fresh and waste water tanks, which have a capacity of 180 and 150 litres respectively and thus allow greater self-sufficiency, are also easily accommodated here. This does not affect either the overall height or the headroom of 1.98 metres, and the B-MC has a level floor throughout the interior. Thanks to the numerous assistance systems, such as Crosswind Assist and Active Brake Assist or the DISTRONIC Active Distance Assist, a high level of safety and a smooth drive are also ensured.
Comfort and functionality as standard
One particular highlight of the new 550 layout is the transverse bed measuring 2.05 by 1.42 metres. Extra storage space has been created underneath the transverse bed, which can even be accessed from inside with ease. There is also space for a large, floor-to-ceiling wardrobe next to the sleeping area. Further storage compartments can be found in the spacious garage. Even the two large twin beds in the B-MC 600 with their generous length of up to 1.98 metres have two wardrobes underneath the mattresses on the left and right. As an option, a fold-down bed for two people can be added to both layouts, which can be lowered without having to waste time folding over cushions. The semi-integrated version can also be driven in the 3.5 ton class, even including the fold-down bed. Thanks to the large number of optional extras that are available, lots of components and individual details can be added to the two new versions of the Hymermobil B-Class ModernComfort to suit individual tastes. These include the HYMER Smart Battery System, a hot water heater and a 32-inch television, for example.
An elegant exterior design that will win you over immediately
Unprecedented in the industry, the collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Vans is also reflected in the exterior design of the vehicles: the exterior lines of the integrated Hymermobil B-Class ModernComfort are in keeping with the design of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which lends a sporty and dynamic look to the whole exterior design. This is further accentuated by the wide, central radiator grille element. The visible black diffuser-style garage casing below the rear light moulding echoes the front design to create an overall effect of sporty elegance. With two large garage doors on both sides, the rear garage is extremely easy to load and has a load-bearing capacity of up to 350 kilograms. It also has a separate area for mopeds with a height of up to 1.23 metres and a width of 90 centimetres in the 550 layout, and 99 centimetres in the 600 layout.
Distinctive interior design
The spacious living and dining area in the front section of the two new layouts features a stylishly designed corner kitchen with large work surfaces, as well as a 3-burner hob with controls on the front. The modern and distinctive design of the interior and furniture with clean lines is accentuated by the atmospheric lighting concept on the overhead lockers and skirting, creating a homely and cosy atmosphere on board. The side couch behind the cab area is 30 centimetres wider in the 550 layout variant than in the B-MC 680 or 600, and is the perfect place for a cosy get-together. The luxurious bathroom is equipped with a shower that has a headroom of 1.90 metres as well as a level standing area throughout.
The Hymermobil B-Class ModernComfort featuring the new 550 and 600 layouts will be available from dealers from spring 2019 onwards.
Since its foundation in 1957, Hymer has been a household name in motorhomes and caravans “made in Germany”. The company is not only notable for its long tradition and passion for motorhoming, but is also one of the leading manufacturers in the premium sector thanks to its high standards of quality and consistent record of innovation. Hymer GmbH & Co. KG markets its products under the four brands Hymer Motor Caravans, Hymer Camper Vans, Eriba Caravans and Hymer Original Parts. Hymer GmbH & Co. KG is part of the Erwin Hymer Group SE.
The Erwin Hymer Group is a 100 percent subsidiary of THOR Industries, one of the world's leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles with more than 31,000 employees worldwide. The Erwin Hymer Group unites motorhome and caravan manufacturers as well as motorhome and caravan accessory specialists, hire and financing services under one roof. The motorhome and caravan brands Buccaneer, Bürstner, Carado, Crosscamp, Compass, Dethleffs, Elddis, Eriba, Etrusco, Hymer, Laika, LMC, Niesmann+Bischoff, Sunlight and Xplore, the rental companies Crossrent, McRent and rent easy, and also the chassis specialist Goldschmitt, the accessories specialist Movera and the touring portal freeontour all belong to the Erwin Hymer Group. Further information is provided at www.erwinhymergroup.com.