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Mercedes-Benz celebrates 40th anniversary of the Marco Polo campervan as latest model arrives in showrooms

The new V-Class Marco Polo camper from Mercedes‑Benz, which has been available to order since January, is now arriving in dealer showrooms.

Mercedes-Benz is also celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Marco Polo, now sold in more than 30 European countries.

The Marco Polo, launched in 1984, was based on a Mercedes T1 van and switched to the Vito in 1996, then the Viano in 2003, and since 2015 the V-Class has been converted into the Marco Polo – the perfect dimensions (5.14m long, 1.92 m wide and 1.99 m high) for it to be suitable for everyday use as well as road trips.

The new V-Class Marco Polo includes the latest digital highlights, including the updated Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) using navigation with augmented reality and a voice control system for most functions. The Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control (MBAC) system has a touchscreen and a touchpad to enlarge or move displayed content, plus control of other functions, such as setting the coolbox temperature, switching interior lighting on or off, opening and closing the electrically operated pop-up roof, and even automatically levelling the camper (combined with optional airmatic air suspension).

New styling for the latest V-Class Marco Polo includes a chrome frame for the front grille and pattern using mini three-pointed stars against a high-gloss black surface. With the optional AMG Line the front grill is illuminated and also includes a sportier front apron.

A four-cylinder diesel engine is available with three power outputs ranging from 163 hp to 237 hp for the 220 d, 250 d and 300 d respectfully, with the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission as standard, and all with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive