This Swede comes with broad shoulders and plenty of space
What is considered good form in the USA causes astonished looks in Europe: With a body width of almost two and a half meters, the new semi-integrated from Kabe sets standards. AUTO BILD REISEMOBIL has checked the space gain.
Travelers can enjoy stretching anywhere
Expansive L-Dinette with side bench. The width of the body becomes clear at the transition to the driver’s cab.
© Sven Krieger / AUTO BILD
That’s him: A large motorhome to feel good based on the Mercedes Sprinter, the plenty of luxury offers. This can be seen in the posh workmanship, but mainly in the perfect room climate. This is achieved through the use of a Hot water underfloor heating with additional convectors and separate cab heating achieved – and through the special sandwich wall structure. Its patented plastic profiles have air channels, and the aluminum inner layer for optimal heat conduction is also provided with a breathable wallpaper that allows moisture to evaporate. It also ensures nice acoustics. The room air can circulate freely behind the furniture. And: The extra portion of space is clearly noticeable! There’s no pinching anywhere here, travelers can enjoy stretching everywhere. For example in the L-shaped seating areawhose bench is adjustable and even has fold-out armrests. Or at the Corner kitchen, in which the extractor hood and oven come as standard. And especially in the large single beds, which are among the most convenient known to us. Only the full bath does not offer more freedom of movement than usual.
|Camping accessories||to offer|
Reimo sun canopy Mauritius
Price *: 149.00 euros
Skandia Moonchair Sirkka
Price *: 69.95 euros
Frankana Freiko Resty garbage separator
Price *: 17.50 euros
Price *: 499.00 euros
Wacaco Nanopresso portable espresso machine
Price *: 89.90 euros
* Price: Amazon price on September 7th, 2021
Clever solutions for a comfortable life on board
The wide structure fills narrow streets to the full – but with a little practice driving is child’s play.
© Sven Krieger / AUTO BILD
He has: As standard Everything your heart desires. That also explains that juicy cost price. From the smart home operating system to router, MBUX, ambient lighting, 130 Ah battery, adjustable headboards in the bed, gas-pressure dampened cabinet flaps, the wide Hartal body door, panorama skylight, TV preparation with pull-out and antenna, reinforced alternator, cruise control, multifunction steering wheel and Air conditioning is everything on board. To be added clever solutions for a comfortable life on board. These include the drying cabinet with drip tray for wet rain jackets in the cloakroom, wire baskets for small items on the wardrobe doors, the massive one-hand flap locks, ergonomically shaped cushions and clothes hooks where they are needed – but not the trip hazard between the body and the driver’s cab. This is how he drives: Not as extensive as feared. Only in particularly narrow lanes is increased attention required when there is oncoming traffic. Large exterior mirrors and the standard rear-view camera are great for maneuvering. The landing gear is comfortably tuned, the noise insulation succeeded, and with the standard automatic and the powerful engine, things are going absolutely relaxed.
Conclusion: Yes, the wide structure fits on our streets! It brings a noticeable gain in space. Combined with the fine materials and the great workmanship, the Kabe becomes a first-class holiday companion.
|Motorization||Four-cylinder diesel 418 CDI|
|power||130 kW (177 hp) at 3800 rpm|
|Torque||400 Nm at 1800 rpm|
|Top speed||100 km / h (> 3.5 t)|
|Gearbox / drive||Nine speed automatic / front wheel|
|Tank capacity / type of fuel||92 l diesel + 22 l AdBlue|
|Length Width Height||8060/2450/2980 mm|
|Wheelbase / tires||4800 mm / 225/75 R 16 CP|
|Empty weight ready to drive / payload||3660/496 kg|
|Trailer load (braked / unbraked)||2000/750 kg|
|Material wall / roof / floor||Alu / Alu / wood sandwich|
|Wall / roof / floor thickness||38/38/45 mm|
|Lying area rear L x W||2x 1960 x 820 mm|
|Lying area fold-down bed L x W||1980 x 1050-1380 mm|
|Dinette L x W bed area||2230 x 915-1380 mm|
|Fridge / freezer||AES, 153/29 l|
|stove||Gas, 3 flames|
|Board battery||AGM, 12 V / 130 Ah|
|Fresh / waste water tank||90/90 l|
|Gas supply / heating||2x 11 kg / Alde Compact 3020 HE with electric cartridge plus Webasto diesel auxiliary heating|
|Base price / test car price||124,010 / 132,836 euros|