That’s him: An aged motorhome size. As a new vehicle, the Hymer S 555 stood for outstanding comfort and top quality. This was also reflected in the new price: 100,000 Deutschmarks were quickly cracked with a few extras. As an alternative, there was also a small holiday apartment on the Baltic Sea for the same money. A year before the H license plate, the aged Hymer is for sale at the mobile home gallery in Hohenaspe, Schleswig-Holstein.
Formally, the S 555 seems to be an old-school vehicle. Without looking at the vehicle documents, one would spontaneously assign it to the 80s. However, this is not a disadvantage. The construction of the fully integrated uses a Mercedes chassis. And the roof section with its double-walled roof construction and characteristic curves is the typical feature of the former Hymer top series for those in the know. The outer walls are elaborately manufactured and fully insulated for winter use: Hymer was already using a wood-free sandwich construction back then, consisting of aluminum outer skins reinforced with steel profiles and fully foamed on the inside with PU foam.
When it came to building furniture, they weren’t stingy either, all flaps and doors close like on the first day. The look is a matter of taste, generous, warm-toned cherry real wood fronts with bird maple fillings, grey-blue velor upholstery with the “Serenga” pattern and a wool-lined cover are structurally complex solutions, but they come from a time when there were only three programs on television and Käseigel decorated tiled German living room tables.
Hymermobil S 555: Spacious kitchen, bathroom and five beds
He has: Those who travel in the Hymer S 555 can revel in times long past. Access to the living area is through a two-part door on the passenger side in the rear. There is a spacious kitchenette with a three-burner gas hob, sink, 70 liter refrigerator and worktop opposite, as well as a wet room with washbasin, toilet and integrated shower tray. The adjoining living area is generously glazed. It conveys a feeling of spaciousness that would look good on many a vehicle that is one and a half meters longer. The living area can be converted into a double bed and a twin bed in just a few simple steps.
Tank capacity/fuel type
Length Width Height
empty weight ready to drive/load (test vehicle)
Trailer load (braked/unbraked)
Lifting bed lying surface L x W
Lying surface center left L x W
Lying area center right L x W
Fresh/waste water tank
Base price (1993, 310 D)
Five-cylinder / front longitudinal
70 kW (95 hp) at 3800 rpm
Four-speed automatic/rear wheel
Sleeping places four and five are in a manually lowerable lifting double bed in the bow. A Truma circulating air heater provides sufficient warmth. Important: If there are dark shadows or tracks on the walls, extreme caution is advised: the six-year impermeability guarantee expired in 1999.
Combination of five-cylinder diesel and automatic transmission is considered indestructible
The combination of five-cylinder diesel and automatic transmission is considered indestructible in the scene. torque? Tender 192 Newton meters. top speed? With a lot of daring, 118 kilometers per hour were possible when new. The natural freedom of movement for this Hymer is definitely not the Autobahn. The main reason is the enormous background noise of the engine. Above 80 km/h it takes over in such a way that normal conversations with passengers are unthinkable. Instead of turning up the volume on the retrofitted CD radio from the discounter, we recommend the relaxed tour on side streets of the second and third kind.
The outdated emissions standard is less dramatic: the H-approval, which saves taxes and entitles you to drive into environmental zones, is already waving next year.
Vehicle tax (S1, mass 3200 kg)
water pump (WT)
Brake discs and pads, front
4 summer tires 205 R 14 C
omitted, since control chain