Motorhome range: Bürstner Ixeo I 2019
The extensive Bürstner portfolio includes nine models in the Ixeo I range – two of which are brand new for 2019.
Bürstner, part of the Erwin Hymer Group, announced the addition of the two new models last year. The newcomers to the Ixeo I family are the 727 G and the slightly larger – and slightly more expensive - 746.
The 727 G and 746 complement a range that already includes seven other models; 690 G, 700, 720, 728 G, 729, 736 and 744.
In size order, the 690 G and 700 are the smallest - at 6.99m in length - followed by the 720 at 7.39m, then the 728 G, 729, 727 G, 736 and 744 at 7.49m, and finally, the 746. This is the longest in the Ixeo I range, measuring 7.95m. All models are 2.32m wide.
All Ixeo I models sit on a 3,500kg Fiat Ducato 2.3 litre MultiJet chassis. That comes as standard, although there are five further available options should you wish to upgrade – right up to the 4,000kg MultiJet Maxi. If you select that, you can expect to pay £5,500 more.
All models in the Ixeo range have front lounges, though there is some variation across the layouts. While most have L-shaped seating around a dining table, two have side-facing seating and settees. The new 727 G is one, and the other is the 736, which certainly catches the eye because of its large table in the centre of the lounge area.
Standing apart slightly from the others in the range is the 744, which has an impressive rear lounge as well as a front lounge. There are no fixed beds in this model; instead, there is the option of a drop-down bed above the rear lounge. As with all the models in the Ixeo I range, there is also an A-class drop-down bed above the cab, measuring 1.96m by 1.39m (same dimensions in all models).
The layout of rear beds differs across the range, so potential buyers and owners have the flexibility of choosing a style that suits their taste and preference. Twin single beds are more prevalent – present in the 720, 729, 690 G, 728 G and 727 G (the latter three on a slightly higher level to incorporate garage storage beneath) – while the 700 and 736 have island (double) beds. The 746 has a French double bed, though it looks to have good access.
Kit fitted as standard in the Ixeo I range includes:
- ABS – anti-lock braking system
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Fix and Go Kit (instead of a spare wheel)
- Cruise control
- Cab air conditioning
- LED running lights
- Thermo floor double floor
- Electric doorstep
- Cab blinds
- Multi-function steering wheel
- Multimedia System Navgate Evo with navigation system, including rear camera
The kitchen is equipped with oven/grill, extractor fan, gas hob with electric ignition, fridge with 145-litre capacity (142 litre in the 690 G) and a 45-litre freezer.
Heating is Combi 6E – though you can add Alde warmwater heating as an option.
Finally, the top-of-the-range 746 gets an LED 32-inch TV as standard.
Options are available on all models, as are four extra packs.
The Ambiente Pack offers scatter cushions, a banderole for the bed and fitted sheets for the fold-down bed (£180).
The Drive Easy Pack has a tyre pressure sensor for the Fiat chassis, front fog lights and heavy duty alternator (£570).
The Winter Pack – Recirculating Air Heating has heated and insulated wastewater tank and discharge, seat heating for passenger and driver (£1,130).
The Winter Pack – Water Heating – has seat heating for driver and passenger, Alde warmwater heating, heated and insulated wastewater tank and discharge (£2,820)
An at-a-glance summary of the 2019 Ixeo I range:
Four-berth 690 G – with a front lounge and higher level rear twin single beds (from £79,995)
Four-berth 700 – with a front lounge and rear island bed (from £79,995)
Four-berth 720 – with a front lounge, and twin single beds ahead of a rear washroom layout (from £81,995)
Four-berth 728 G – with a front lounge and higher level rear twin single beds (from £81,995)
Four-berth 729 – with a front lounge and rear twin single beds (from £81,995)
Four-berth 727 G – with a front lounge and higher level rear twin single beds (from £82,995)
Four-berth 736 – with a front lounge and rear island bed (from £82,995)
Four-berth 744 – with a rear and front lounge, with drop down beds (from £83,495)
Four-berth 746 – with a front lounge and a rear French bed (from £83,995)