Andy Jenkinson

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Turn heads with this special-edition Wingamm Micros that's smartly styled inside and out, good to drive and brilliantly compact – what's the catch?

Overview

Wingamm has been in business for 40 years.

However, although it’s well known in its native country of Italy, the brand might not strike a note with many in the UK as yet.

But we think that situation is about to change, because the UK importers are now established and are attending several shows.

Wingamm exports ’vans from its base in Italy to various parts of the globe, and there has been growing interest in its Micros.

It also produces several larger motorhomes, which we might see arriving in this country at some stage in the future, but for now we are reviewing the 40th Anniversary Edition of its Micros.

Design

The Micros that we tested here was based on the latest VW T6 (and ours had the super DSG auto transmission fitted).

This stylish, compact, glass-fibre-bodied ’van is just 5.3m in length, 2.15m wide and 2.9m tall.

It’s certainly not cheap to buy – its glass-fibre shell puts paid to that – but the fit and finish are pretty impressive. And the body is well made and put together, blending well into the T6 base.

Prospective buyers should also note that the entrance door is fitted on the Continental side.

The side gas locker takes one 13kg bottle, while twin leisure batteries are placed on the nearside with a cassette-emptying point towards the rear.

On the road

The Wingamm Micros 40th Anniversary Edition proved easy to drive and handle as we took it out and about on some of the back lanes in Cumbria.

Inside, the T6 cab has been fitted out with leather and luxury seating, which is part of the 40th Anniversary options pack.

The cab also includes air conditioning and DAB radio. It feels very comfortable and luxurious, and adds to the overall air of quality.

The DSG gearbox makes for effortless driving, while the 150bhp TDi engine is economical and pulls well, especially up some of the hills we found on our test route.

The Micros is equipped with four seatbelts, two of which are in the lounge area.

Lounging & dining

The cab seats swivel to face directly into the lounge.

Here there’s an L-shaped seating arrangement, with upgraded upholstery (again, part of the 40th Anniversary Edition pack).

There is a large and airy side window, and a fixed table. Plans are apparently afoot to provide a freestanding table, which should give users more floor space.

The lounge has overhead lockers and drawers in the seating bases; the control for the Truma Combi 4 heater is also to be found here.

Kitchen

The kitchen, sited opposite the lounge, has excellent storage and acres of worktop for such a compact motorhome.

The side window here slides open, and there’s a large sink, a 60-litre fridge and a two-burner hob.

No oven/grill is fitted – the importers told us customers want more space instead. But two cupboards and three drawers offer good storage.

Sleeping

The Wingamm Micros is a two-/three-berth motorhome.

There is one drop-down double bed, and the lounge seats can be used to make up another bed if needed, the base of which is formed by pushing down the fixed table.

Washroom

The corner washroom is a big plus factor in such a compact ’van.

Indeed, it is spacious enough to get changed in, plus it provides plenty of storage and has a large handbasin.

You don’t get a separate shower cubicle in the Wingamm Micros, but there is a curtain to protect the surrounding area.

There’s also a clear window (which opens and has a blind) and a Dometic electric-flush toilet.

Storage

In addition to the storage options already listed, there is a rather handy rear boot which we think will be well used.

Also at the rear but inside the ’van is a wardrobe with enough hanging and storage space for two (or even three on a short break).

Equipment

This 40th Anniversary Edition version of the Wingamm Micros has a few attractive spec bumps, including the alloys and footboards you see here, along with the rear bike rack and other previously mentioned items.

But there’s no TV aerial and, rather surprisingly, no barbecue point either.

Technical specs

Sleeps3
Travel seats4
MTPLM3200kg
Payload540kg
Length5.3m17′5″
Width2.15m7′1″
Height2.9m9′6″
Engine (power)150
Fresh/waste water100L / 80L
Leisure battery95 Ah
Secondary leisure battery95 Ah
Gas tank size13kg
Number of gas tank compartments1
Kitchen Equipment
2-burner gas hob

Verdict

The Wingamm Micros isn’t a low-priced ’van, but we like its size and the fact that you can choose a wood finish if you find all of that white a bit bright.

It’s well made and spacious. And while the 40th Anniversary option is a tad pricey, it is undeniably a very classy motorhome.

During our test, people stopped to admire its style and interior – it’s well worth a look.

Conclusion

Pros

  • It is stylish, eye-catching and well-finished
  • The washroom and kitchen are both surprisingly roomy

Cons

  • It's pricey

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