The Marco Polo luxury camper will launch next year
Just revealed at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon was the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQT Marco Polo luxury camper, a prototype that will become available for purchase in 2023 as an add-on module alongside the EQT.
Based on the Mercedes-Benz T-Class, the Marco Polo luxury camper features a pop-up roof with a 6.5-foot by 3.2-foot bed. The rear seats may be folded down to create a more spacious sleeping room for two adults, and they can be set up as a full living and kitchen area during the day. There’s also a tiny refrigerator, a sink, and a stove.
Additionally, the German luxury marque found space for 12-liter waste and fresh water tanks as well as a sufficient amount of pull-out storage at the rear. The modular design’s ability to quickly transition between camper and daily modes may be its best feature.
“For us, the future is electric—regardless of the size or purpose of a van. The latest proof of this strategic direction is our new EQT with all-electric drive,” said Mercedes-Benz Vans head of sales, Klaus Rehkugler. “With the Marco Polo Module, we also have a first, simple solution for the all-electric camping trip on offer in the near future.”
A single motor engine coupled to a 45 kWh battery pack powers the EQT, allowing it to go 175 miles on a single charge while generating 121 horsepower. In about 50 minutes, we’re able to charge the battery from 10% to 80%.
Expect the standard, microvan variant of the EQT to first launch, followed by the longer-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz Concept EQT Marco Polo luxury camper. Pricing has not yet been disclosed but the EV should start at around €49,000, or approximately $51,500, when it debuts in Germany.