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Essential Guide to 2020 motorhomes - Hymer motorhomes

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Hymer B-Class MasterLine motorhome

When many people, including motorhoming newcomers, think of the term ‘motorhome’, Hymer’s B-Class is the vision that often springs to mind. That association goes even further with the new B-Class MasterLine, which is ‘The Hymer among motorhomes’.

The Hymer B-Class MasterLine motorhome

This next level of A-class motorhome is underpinned by Hymer’s own SLC (Super Light Chassis) married to the Mercedes Sprinter chassis cowl and engine. This double-floor structure allows for a flat floor from cab to bedroom (with 1.8m headroom) as well as offering great storage and better driving stability.

Stick with the 143bhp engine as standard or upgrade to the 177bhp and/or nine-speed automatic gearbox for a more relaxed driving experience. Other key features include the panoramic windscreen (providing a better view of the road and of the stunning scenery on campsites), LED headlights, Active Brake Assist, Crosswind Assist and an extra-wide entrance door that can be specified with keyless entry as an option.

The cab and lounge in the Hymer B-Class MasterLine motorhome

The front lounge and L-shaped kitchen behind offer a generous feeling of space, while the fridge has a double hinge that means it can be opened from either side.

Choose between two models – the 780, with its rear 2m-long single beds, and the 790 with an island double bed. The latter is electrically height adjustable to maximise garage space or ease access to the bed.

The bedroom in the Hymer B-Class MasterLine motorhome

Both offer separate shower cubicles opposite a toilet compartment and both allow the rear area to be shut off, creating an en suite and dressing area.

Optional extras include fully automatic Thermotronic cab air-con, electric parking brake, Distronic Active Distance Assist, all-silver paint and hydraulic stabiliser jacks.

Also available is an MBUX 10.25in cab infotainment system, 450kg garage payload, a sideboard (with double USB and twin mains sockets) in the lounge instead of the small side sofa and the Hymer Smart Battery System, among others.

SPECIFICATION
Price from: £97,705 OTR
Base vehicle: Mercedes Sprinter
Layouts: Island bed/twin singles
Berth: 4-5
Travel seats: 4
Length: 7.89m
Gross weight: 3,500kg-4,500kg
Payload: 950-1,020kg
 

Hymer T-Class S 695 motorhome

Redefining the concept of entry-level motorhoming, Hymer’s new T-Class S offers an exceptional value product, and yet is based on the premium Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.

The Hymer T-Class S 695 motorhome

This T-Class S 695 measures in at 7.39m long and offers an island bed in the rear with an across-the-aisle washroom and separate shower. However, this model also offers the currently popular face-to-face lounge. Twin inward settees create a much more open feel to the front of this low-profile. These seats also convert into two forward-facing travel seats, while you can specify an optional drop-down lounge bed to make this a full four-berth.

The interior of the Hymer S 695 motorhome

The other notable feature is the use of gas only for cooking as standard. The inclusion of diesel heating and a compressor fridge means a smaller gas locker, freeing up weight and storage space. You can still opt for a standard three-way fridge and gas heating system if required, though.

SPECIFICATION
Price from: £61,265 OTR
Base vehicle: Mercedes Sprinter
Layout: Island bed
Berth: 4-5
Travel seats: 4
Length: 7.39m
Gross weight: 3,500kg
Payload: tbc

 

Hymer DuoCar S campervan

It’s not just Mercedes-based coachbuilts that Hymer has launched this year, there are more campervans with three-pointed stars. This DuoCar is the most unusual of the line-up, though, with an end washroom and large sofa opposite the kitchen up front. It debuted as concept two years ago and is now officially on the order books.

The Hymer DuoCar campervan

A pure two-berth, this model is under 6m long, making it more flexible for city breaks as well as longer touring holidays. A sofa converts to a two-metre-long double bed, running lengthways.

The bed is easy to set up and there is integrated bedding storage for during the day. Also, the sleeping side of the sofa bed features a breathable mattress fabric that can be unzipped and removed.

The interior of the Hymer DuoCar campervan

At the rear is sliding door access into the washroom. The toilet stows under the wardrobe when not needed, meaning you can use this as a dressing room, too. The basin folds and there is an outdoor shower function integrated into this area also.

SPECIFICATION
Price from: £56,210 OTR
Base vehicle: Mercedes Sprinter
Layout: End washroom
Berth: 2
Travel seats: 2
Length: 5.93
Gross weight: 3,500kg
Payload: tbc

 

Highlights of Hymer’s 2020 motorhomes

  • Hymer Campervans is now the branding for the company’s panel van conversions based on Mercedes-Benz and Fiat. The coachbuilt models are now branded as Hymer Motorcaravans
  • A focus on lighter motorhomes sees two new models, the Exsis and T-Class S
  • The Exsis has been redesigned and is now based on a Fiat cab and chassis, reducing weight and improving driver comfort and safety. Choose from an A-class or a low-profile coachbuilt
  • The T-Class S is a front-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz Sprinter base and the first Hymer to offer twin inward-facing sofas
  • New Hymer Campervans include a Mercedes-based entry-level Free S and the two-berth DuoCar S
  • New Hymer original parts and accessories have been developed to enhance customers’ Hymer adventures, including kitchen storage solutions, garage organisers and additional transport including e-bikes and e-scooters

 

This content featured in The Essential Guide to 2020 Motorhomes, brought to you by the publishers of MMM, What Motorhome and Campervan magazines. To buy a digital edition of the guide with the November issue of MMM or Campervan, click here.

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