Mercedes-Benz Vans has partnered with Driverge Vehicle Innovations and Peace Vans - one of America's most prolific camper van restoration shops - to deliver the Weekender, which is based on the Metris van. As you can tell, it's been heavily modified to accommodate a range of diverse uses, from road trips with the entire family or coast-to-coast adventures. Think of it as an alternative to the conventional RV.
The van has been adapted to feature an elevating roof that houses sleeping space for two people. There's even a two-inch-thick memory foam mattress for comfort, additional USB ports, and heavily reconfigured cabin seating. It can seat up to five in standard configuration, while the rear bench opens up into a two-sleeper bed. Even the front seats have been modified with 180-degree swivel functionality. It also comes equipped with a second battery to ensure you never run out of power for things like smartphones and tablets.
Customization is a major focus as buyers will be able to wrap their Weekender in any one of 200 available vinyl wrap colors. A range of accessories, such as a pull-out kitchen, roof racks, storage bins, and even a rear liftgate-mounted tent are optional. All Weekenders come powered by the same 208-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder as the regular Metris, which is paired to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. Rear-wheel drive is necessary for the towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds.
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2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
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