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Auto Shows Mercedes-Benz Metris Weekender: A modern twist on the pop-up camper

17:30  06 february  2020
17:30  06 february  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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Pop - up campers certainly aren't new, but the German automaker believes its new Weekender mixes just the right amount of nostalgia and modern amenities to make it the perfect choice for road trips and quick getaways. When it's time to park the Weekender , which boasts the standard amenities found in

“ Pop up campers are iconic and highly functional vehicles, “ says Robert Veit, VP and Managing Director, Mercedes - Benz USA Vans. “We have known for a long time that this market need was unmet as evidenced by the high demand for aging existing camper vans still on the road. With the help of

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As its name implies, this Mercedes - Benz camper -van conversion is ready for weekend getaways thanks to a pop - up roof that The Weekender is more than just a Metris that raises its roof, though, and Mercedes fits the model with a folding rear bench that also sleeps two (that means there's room

Mercedes - Benz argued living the #vanlife and living well aren't mutually exclusive by expanding the Metris range with a camper named Weekender . The German company has historic ties to the camper segment, but a majority of its past models have been sold on the European market.

If traditional camping is too rugged, and a full-blown RV is over the top, allow Mercedes-Benz to provide a solution in the Metris Weekender pop-up camper, which debuted on Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Pop-up campers certainly aren't new, but the German automaker believes its new Weekender mixes just the right amount of nostalgia and modern amenities to make it the perfect choice for road trips and quick getaways.

When it's time to park the Weekender, which boasts the standard amenities found in the Metris, you'll find enough room to sleep four people. Standard is a sleeping area for two people complete with a 2-inch foam mattress. It's accessible after elevating the roof. There are three windows to let the light in and USB ports to charge your phone. A second battery is standard on all Weekenders to provide power.

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Modern Pop Up Camper Vans Built With The Mercedes Metris . The Weekender is the perfect solution for folks needing more cargo space on the insider or slightly wider rear bench seat. In addition to the pop top, you get a seat that folds perfectly flat into a bed for 2. The rear seat slides easily into 4

Peace Vans Modern builds modern camper vans on the Mercedes Metris platform. We have dozens of these campers on the road and over 300 nights of rental experience. We know how to build these Metris Campers and Metris Weekenders .

The rear bench seat, meanwhile, opens up to reveal a second bed to sleep two. When it's not needed as a place to sleep, it makes up part of the recreation room, since the front seats swivel 180 degrees.

Mercedes-Benz Metris Weekender is working for the weekend

Plenty of features fill out the options list, too. Notably, you can opt for solar panels to provide power when trips go off the grid. An 8-inch awning can provide shelter from the rain, while optional bug screens will cover the rear hatch and sliding doors to let the fresh air in. There's even a tent that will attach to the Weekender to make even more space. Breakfast in the morning? Check the box for the optional pullout kitchen.

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Mercedes-Benz will even wrap the pop-up camper van in one of 200 3M auto body wraps to personalize the vehicle to a buyer's tastes.

The first to jump into these vans will get an extra bonus. Mercedes-Benz plans to give the first 100 buyers a free National Parks Pass for total access to US national parks. That should give a jumpstart to those who plan to take the Weekender on road trips.

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The Sportsmobile Metris Terra Camper Edition based on the Mercedes - Benz Metris Passenger Van is the perfect blend of size, function, and versatility. The Metris conversion easily transforms from a 4 person camper to cargo hauler, or even a 6 passenger van with optional additional seating.

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Driverge Vehicle Innovations, a Mercedes-Benz partner, will be responsible for building the Weekender with all of its standard equipment, and orders will open this spring. So grab the family and toss the dog in, too -- there's adventuring to do.

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