In 1984, the first Marco Polo celebrated its Premiere at Mercedes-Benz. 35 years ago the success story of the free-time automobile with a star began. In the meantime, the current Generation of the V-class is the base for the Marco Polo.
On the occasion of the anniversary, there is now the special model ArtVenture. The V-class Marco Polo “ArtVenture” starts with its aquamarine color accents in Germany coming from a list price of 44.590 Euro (incl. 19 Percent VAT).
ArtVenture special model with color accents
As its Name suggests, the ArtVenture, a special model of the Marco Polo, a special colour-the exclamation mark – in the spirit of his bahama beige ancestors. The aquamarine-colored bellow in the pop-up roof makes the ArtVenture to be a real eye-catcher. There are three optional designs for the sides of the vehicle, all in matte black and also with aquamarine accents. Comfort learns in the ArtVenture special emphasis. A functional Highlight of the front opening in the bellows is.
For driving pleasure, the dynamic and efficient four-cylinder diesel OM 654 provides, known from the current production models of the Marco Polo family. The OM 654 is in various power levels available. As Marco Polo 300 d with a 239 HP and 500 Nm of torque, the ArtVenture and reaches a top speed of 215 km/h.
The first Marco Polo: travel companion in bahama beige
The first Marco Polo is based on the Mercedes-Benz 209 D – also known as “Bremer Transporter”. His identifying feature: a stubby hood, and the bahama beige paint that was in the 1980s, particularly modern, as well as the beige-brown interiors. It was powered by the OM 617. A five-cylinder, 88 HP provided a maximum speed of 120 km/h. To 172 Nm of torque came for the time was a dynamic package. Its width of 1.98 m and its turning circle of 10.9 m were the first Marco Polo to itself in inner cities handy vehicle. Despite the small area it offered a high degree of living comfort with a double bed in the high roof, the seat-bench in the rear, swivel driver and passenger seats, and a kitchen with a sink, two burner cooker and fridge. This could be operated with Gas, 12 Volt and 220-V shore power.
The basic concept of the Marco Polo, Mercedes-Benz has kept up today – the Recreational vehicle is more popular than ever!
More than three decades, Marco Polo: from “Bremer Transporter” to the V-class
The conversion of the Mercedes-Benz Vans, the Marco Polo has been in place since 1984 Westfalia, the tradition of building manufacturer of motorhomes in Rheda-rich-Wiedenbrück. Since 2014, there is the Marco Polo in its current Form, based on the V-class. Only this year a model of care was introduced.
Source: Daimler AG