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Loaded with street cred, this is a beautifully built coachbuilt and a real treat for couples on tour – read our Hymer ML-T 630 review to find out more
Both Hymer and Mercedes-Benz have enviable reputations for quality. Add in the fact that both are never the cheapest in the showrooms and it becomes clear that this Hymer ML-T 630 review should cover three main areas: the practicality of the conversion; whether those reputations are justified; and whether it is worth all that dosh.
On the road
In order to address this and to reduce the Sprinter’s tendency to give a roly-poly ride, Hymer has reduced the body width on the ML-Ts and, as a result, it is more purposeful. I’ve driven several ML-Ts, all with automatic gearboxes, and I reckon that they are the most civilised of all chassis to drive. It’s worth forking out more cash to increase the bhp to 163 (an extra that is actually included in the RRP on examples sold by Lowdhams, like this motorhome). However, the wallet-emptying premium for the 190bhp engine is only for those with deep pockets.
These Mercedes-Benz Sprinters do roll more in corners than the Sevel/Al-Ko equivalents, but not excessively. I’ve colleagues who run fleets of Sprinters as delivery vehicles and it is not unusual for them to have covered a quarter of a million miles or more on the original engine and gearbox – says it all, really.
Lounging & dining
The twin forward-facing travel seat would be a bit cosy for two slightly stocky passengers, but sufficient for a pair of younger people. This motorhome is not huge but it does feature a very commodious lounge, bedroom and washroom.
The supplied mattress topper should ensure a good night’s sleep. The Hymer options list may appear challenging to decode, but I’m pretty sure that an even longer mattress and base are available for tall people.
Other equipment, such as a passenger airbag, road-stability and braking system enhancements, cannot be retrofitted, and these possibly lifesaving items are all fitted as standard, so full marks where it matters.
|Fresh/waste water||120L / 100L|
|Leisure battery||95 Ah|
|Gas tank size||11kg|
|Number of gas tank compartments||2|
The high quality of construction and the many thoughtful design touches confirm that Hymer has put in more effort than many rivals. Call it ‘quality’ or ‘added value’. Whatever it is, the Hymer ML-T 630 has it big time. When compared to others in this market sector, it is worth that 70-grand price tag – no question!
- The rear bedroom is the star attraction
- Storage space is generous
- The kitchen is very compact