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The latest addition to the German manufacturer's Mercedes Sprinter-based line-up, the 600 is just as luxurious as you'd expect, says Nick Harding.
Now if you thought that motorhome pricing was all over the place, brace yourself for more of the same. With MC standing for 'Modern Comfort', this latest Hymer series was introduced just last year.
The 600 is a new addition to this range of low-profiles and coachbuilts, with eight models in total, all based on Mercedes' latest - dare I say, best? - Sprinter.
Officially, they start on the 3500kg Sprinter 314, coupled to Hymer's SLC chassis extension. However, one of your first moves is likely to be to up to the 414 base, as here, and its 3880kg rating - driving licence permitting, of course.
That gives you a distinct payload advantage - up from a healthy enough 555kg to a positively generous 935kg - and chances are, you'll need it. This is a Hymer, which means the usual vast array of optional extras. But start with the main Packs.
The 600 focuses closely on the UK market, with fixed single beds at the back, set over a large garage with a 350kg load capacity and a great mix of lashing points, storage slots and lighting.
As you would expect, the build quality is superb. The latest incarnation of Hymer's PUAL construction is clearly evident here.
On the road
Lounging & dining
The options list is just waiting for you to tick the boxes for everything from your own choice of cab and body colours, to the latest nine-speed automatic transmission and electronic handbrake, to alternative soft and hard furnishings, and much more.
|Layout||Rear single beds|
|Fresh/waste water||180L / 150L|
|Leisure battery||95 Ah|
Thetford Fridge, 3-burner gas hob, Oven
Thetford C-402 bench toilet, Separate shower cubicle, Bi-fold shower door
Beautifully built. Superbly finished. Don't underestimate Hymer's very strong links with Mercedes, either. Start from the right base and build this 'van to your own specifications for a very special motorhome.
Did you expect it to come cheap? It doesn't, but it's still fantastic value for money.
- Mercedes Sprinter base vehicle
- Build quality
- Bench toilet in washroom
- Lack of seated headroom in bed
- Limited space in lounge