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What to see at the 2017 NEC motorhome show - Benimar Tessoro 483 motorhome

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Here is the latest drop-down bed motorhome from Benimar, which is sold exclusively in England by Marquis Leisure. See it at the National Motorhome and Caravan Show on stand 6.49

It is three seasons since Marquis Leisure reintroduced the Spanish Benimar brand to the UK and subsequently took it to one of the top spots amongst imported marques. It continues to move things forward, too, announcing all models will have full National Caravan Council (NCC) approval. That’s both ranges – the Fiat-based Mileos and, the more recent arrivals, the Ford Transit-based Tessoros.

For the latter, the newcomer to look out for is the 483 – a 6.70m four-berth with drop-down bed over a forward lounge, which weighs in at a driving licence-friendly 3,500kg.

The bigger news is that the habitation door has been moved to the UK nearside this season, matching the Mileo in this regard.

Specification levels have also been enhanced. On the base vehicle you now get automatic lights and wipers and a fast defrost windscreen. From Benimar there’s a whole list of extra kit, including external shower and barbecue points, cab reading lights, a new lower rear panel moulding, an extractor hood, TV aerial and 6kW Combi heater.

The layout has a spacious forward lounge with extra-large fixed table, while across the rear is a capacious garage with triple external loading doors. Inside, the back of the vehicle accommodates a full-width washroom with separate shower and vast wardrobe space.

The galley is between lounge and bathroom but still offers an oven/grill, a big two-door fridge/freezer and a microwave.

Arguably, the Ford Transit has a more modern cab than the Fiat with better ergonomics and the new 170bhp Euro VI engine is an absolute belter. You can get a fully automatic version now, too, priced at an additional £1,750. The only other factory options are faux leather trim (£745) and a towbar (£1,250).

It is priced from £53,995.

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