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Motorhome review - head to head between the Bessacarr E450 and Chausson Welcome 55

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Key Features

E450
  • Model Year : 2006
  • Class : Low Profile
  • Base Vehicle : Fiat Ducato
  • Layout : French Bed
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3400
  • Berths : 2
  • Engine Size : 2.3TD
55
  • Model Year : 2006
  • Class : Low Profile
  • Base Vehicle : Fiat Ducato
  • Berths : 3
  • Engine Size : 2.3TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3400
  • Layout : French Bed

The Verdict

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

E450
55
Model Year
2006
2006
Manufacturer
Swift Bessacarr
Chausson
Class
Low Profile
Low Profile
Range
E400
Welcome
Base Vehicle
Fiat Ducato
Fiat Ducato
Price from (€)
Main Layout
French Bed
French Bed
Price from (£)
31770
30090
Maximum weight (kg)
3400
3400
Berths
2
3
Payload (kg)
507
620
Belted Seats
2
4
Engine Size
2.3TD
2.3TD
Width (m)
2.22
2.25
Height (m)
2.94
2.72
Length (m)
6.16
5.99
Length (m)
6.16
5.99
Berths
2
3
Height (m)
2.94
2.72
Width (m)
2.22
2.25
Engine Size
2.3TD
2.3TD
Belted Seats
2
4
Payload (kg)
507
620
Maximum weight (kg)
3400
3400
Price from (£)
31770
30090
Price from (€)
Main Layout
French Bed
French Bed

DETAILED REVIEW

MMM carries out a head to head motorhome test between the Bessacarr E450 and Chausson Welcome 55. This motorhome test first appeared in the September 2006 issue of MMM

Six-metre low profiles offer fixed-bed convenience in a user-friendly package...

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