Dreaming of touring luxury at the super-premium end of the market? Here's what almost a quarter of a million pounds' worth of leisure vehicle looks like.

Overview

Driving license and wallet at the ready? You're going to need both for this giant. 

For the uninitiated, Niesmann+Bischoff is the flagship brand of Erwin Hymer Group, and this is the newest addition to its range-topping Flair line-up - as viewed in the equally impressive showroom at the all-new premises of Erwin Hymer Centre (Travelworld), the sole UK agent for new N+B motorhomes. 

It's a fitting setting for the most expensive model in its multi-million-pound display. Most of us will never be able to afford a vehicle like this, but we can all dream! This is no ordinary 'van - more of a luxury apartment on wheels. 

Design

The 920 EK is one of 10 Flairs for this season, with a standard enough rear-twin-beds layout and an electric double ready to glide down from above the cab.

There's a pretty typical lounge, flat floor throughout and a garage (and payload) large enough for a scooter.

On the road

Like all Flairs, it starts off based on Iveco Daily running gear, with twin airbags as standard - and airbags aren't typically standard in vehicles like this from other firms.

Kitchen

It's easier to say what kit this 'van hasn't got. A big fridge tops that particular list: there's only a rather puny 106-litre Dometic unit (although the freezer box is removable).

There's a sizeable Thetford oven/grill above this, and a Siemens microwave that only taller folk can reach.

The main kitchen across the corridor on the nearside, however, is something to behold. There's a three-ring gas hob set in the 'mineral' worktop, with permanent work surface to its right and a sink (inset, with flush-fit loose cover) on the left.

Taking up its own dedicated storage is a coffee machine, a £198 option but somehow, in this setting, deemable as an essential. Under the work surface, with its slide-out extension, you'll find eight drawers and two handy waste/recycling bins.

Sleeping

At the back, steps take you up to the single beds. Like the front double, they have Froli springing and cold-foam mattresses, with upper-level lockers to three sides and a Heki rooflight overhead.

Washroom

Beyond the kitchen, the washroom is just as good. The shower compartment is huge. Likewise, the basin adjacent is large.

The toilet room is exactly that - home only to an upgraded toilet with holding tank. But you do also get an Alde radiator, a window and upper-level locker storage.

A sliding partition and the toilet room can be used to create a full-width washroom, with dressing space.

Storage

Elsewhere, the storage is immense, with plenty of exterior- and interior-access lockers. Plus that garage.

Equipment

Prepare yourself for plenty of upgrades. The beauty of this kind of model is that it will be make to your specification - hence this demonstrator 'van has about £70,000 of added options.

That's everything from the £13,000 Pure Metal Silver exterior paintwork, to the upgrade to the 205bhp engine with automatic transmission (over £6500, combined), full interior air conditioning (two Truma Saphir unites, at £2168 each), some £2000 worth of leather upholstery, over £1500 of toilet upgrade, the £2700 Liner Pack, the £3450 Multi Media Pack - the list simply goes on and on.

It's interesting in vehicles such as this to go around trying to recognise fittings you might find on any 'van - the light switches and power sockets, for example. The electric fan rooflight over the kitchen. Concertina blinds and flyscreens to the habitation windows.

Technical specs

LayoutRear single beds
Sleeps4
Travel seats4
MTPLM7200kg
Payload1450kg
Length9.27m30′5″
Width2.4m7′10″
Height3.34m10′11″
Fresh/waste water370L / 250L
Leisure battery150 Ah
Secondary leisure battery150 Ah
Kitchen Equipment
Dometic Fridge, 3-burner gas hob, Combined Oven/Grill, Microwave, Extractor fan
Washroom
Separate shower cubicle

Verdict

So that's what nearly a quarter of a million pounds' worth of motorhome looks like - luxury and quality, through and through. We're in the presence of greatness here. This is, quite simply, a piece of highly polished German engineering. That build quality marries perfectly with the high level of kit on board, and the enormous payload means that you can carry all of the kit that you will require. Need we say more? 

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