Price from: £58,995 Base vehicle: Ford Transit Berths: 4 Travel seats: 4 Length: 6.98m Width: 2.30m Height: 2.89m Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 390kg
This all-new 487 only arrived in Marquis Leisure dealerships recently and is the newest model in the Benimar Tessoro line-up.
It’s certainly an eye-catching motorhome, too. Inevitably, the first thing you notice when you see a Tessoro on the open road is the stylish silver-grey cab which comes with a matching bumper. This striking design genuinely makes the Tessoro stand out from the crowd but the appeal isn’t just focused on the exterior - take a closer look at the features and interior, you will see the Tessoro only gets better.
The Benimar Tessoro range of motorhomes is renowned for a fresh, contemporary style and a range of flexible layouts to suit all requirements.
This four-berth 170bhp Ford Transit-based coachbuilt motorhome features an electric drop-down double bed above the front lounge, which has twin side-facing sofas. These sofas convert to make into a second double bed. Both double beds in the Benimar Tessoro 487 are of a good size; the drop-down bed over the cab measures 1.390m wide by 1.9m in length, and the front lounge bed is larger still at 1.4m by 2.1m. A removable aluminium ladder provides access to the drop-down bed.
In the lounge/living area, the Tessoro 487 has Dometic Deluxe windows, a skyview rooflight, flyscreens and blinds on all windows, and a TV bracket.
Moving through the interior to the kitchen, there’s a dual fuel gas and electric hob with glass lid, oven and grill; stainless steel sink with glass lid; 145-litre fridge-freezer with automatic energy selection; microwave oven; extractor hood and metal drawer runners with soft closing system.
The rear washroom has a separate shower and is located above a huge garage, which has ample storage for leisure equipment.
The driving experience is comfortable and powerful. The Tessoro 487 is equipped with Ford auto Start/Stop system, and there is also the cost option of an automatic gearbox – the Start/Stop system is disabled on this. Other key features include cruise control, ABS, ESP, Traction Control and Hill Assist.
There are also media function controls on the steering wheel, DAB radio with MP3 player, USB port and Bluetooth handsfree with integrated rear view observation camera and Sat Nav system.