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?
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.
The beauty of this kind of model is that it will be made to your specification - hence this demonstrator 'van has about £70,000 of added options
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.
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.
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.
Elsewhere, the storage is immense, with plenty of exterior- and interior-access lockers. Plus that garage.
|Shipping Length||9.27 m|