Karmann-Mobil is a welcome and stylish addition to the mid-range market. Anyone looking for a motorhome that stands out from the crowd could do a lot worse than start their search here. However, with all the extras fitted, the total price of this test model is a hefty £51,662.
The four-berth 670 has an L-shaped lounge and side sofa up front with transverse, rear bunks over the garage storage space at the rear. There are belted forward-facing seats for two rear passengers.
From the curtain-separated cab floor it is a step up to the living quarters (thankfully, the overcab bed base folds up to a vertical aspect).
As with many German-built ’vans, the table is fixed in place on its sturdy, free-standing leg, with the table-top mounted on sliders. The optional TV is supported on brackets, with a good view available from the cab seats and ‘L’ part of the lounge.
The two-tone furniture design throughout, of ‘Vermont walnut and white stream’, is attractive but makes for a rather gloomy interior, especially given that there is only one lounge window. There are, however, directional reading lights on a slider over the L-shaped sofa.
It’s a second step up into the kitchen area (see ‘Lounging and Dining’ section) but there’s still more than 6ft of headroom.
Part of the UK specification includes an oven and grill above a 117-litre Dometic fridge. The three-burner hob lacks spark ignition, though. Storage underneath the worksurface consists of an acrylic-faced wire veg rack and moulded cutlery drawer.
There’s an extractor fan and light over the hob, just where it should be, and the circular, steel sink is deep enough for a kettle, but has no drainer.
The bathroom door hinges through 180 degrees, and opens onto a Thetford C200 cassette toilet. Downlighters sit above a smallish basin, and there is vented heat at a low level.
The shower is a sealed, plastic unit with two drainage plugs in the base, and ventilation above. Overall, the washroom is functional and usable.
The lounge in our test ’van did not have a double bed (although it is a no-cost option).
Both rear bunks have slatted bed bases and substantial sidelight windows. The upper bunk mattress can be propped open by a support leg to allow access to a mini-storage space beneath (there is a separate access flap for this, too). There is no access to storage space beneath the lower bunk, apart from outside the ’van. We were surprised to find no partition or privacy curtain for the rear bunks.
The overcab bed, with a privacy curtain, has two single mattresses, and a box at the front end for odds and ends. Headroom is a generous 72cm. Twin spotlights and a single window illuminate the area.
The lower of the two rear bunks is hinged to allow bikes to be stored in the rear garage space, (the entry door measures 120 x 70cm). There is also that cavernous double floor, and our test ’van was fitted with
an optional bike rack, mounted
on the rear panel.
The fresh-water tank sits beneath the forward-facing part of the lounge, and that somewhat restricts under-seat storage space.
The plentiful number of overhead lockers all have sturdy, domestic-style hinges and noise-dampening interior beading trim.
|Shipping Length||6.72 m|