The new Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be on show for the first time at the annual Caravan, Motor, Touristik (CMT) show in Stuttgart, from 13 to 21 January 2018 as a camper van concept.
The X-Class will be displayed in two guises, the first with a caravan-like cabin that can be dismounted from the bakkie’s bed, built by Tischer and the second as a conversion concept with integrated kitchen system by VanEssa Mobilcamping.
The compact cabin from Tischer offers almost two metres of headroom, a kitchen with a three-burner gas stove and three cosy seats, as well as ‘a comfortable sleeping system’ in an alcove 150cm wide. The three seats can be converted into a second bed in just a few steps. The cabin comes with a fold-away wash basin and swivelling toilet unit and Mercedes-Benz Vans claim that the integrated bathroom offers enough space to take a shower.
The second X-Class on display comes with a heavy-duty pull-out module weighing around 250kg with a fully equipped kitchen – including a coolbox, cooking and washing-up facilities as well as space for crockery and supplies. A second pull-out module offers more storage space. Designed and built by VanEssa Mobilcamping, the load compartment is protected by a cover made out of yacht-deck-look teak wood, a water-resistant material particularly characterised by its strength and durability. Special pneumatic struts allow the cover to be propped up at an angle of 45 degrees. For trips over several days, VanEssa advises the fitting of a roof tent with rear-facing entrance.