The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a seriously versatile vehicle, but in stock form, it's not exactly luxurious. However, there's plenty of potential in this everyday van, and many different firms have found ways to expand the Sprinter's horizons. Some have made it far more capable off-road than you'd expect, while others have spent a fortune on making it a luxury motorhome and the specimen we're looking at here falls firmly into the second category. Created by a company called Midwest Automotive Design, this Sprinter is called the Daycruiser 144. It's a weird name, but the interior will make you forget about what it's called very, very quickly.
The cabin is decked in luxury leather and natural wood and has been converted into the most stunning camper van ever. It comes with a bathroom, a refrigerator and other regular kitchen appliances, and a choice of one or two fold-out sofas that become a large bed.
Glorious captain's chairs ensure comfort when you're just cruising, but you can add plenty to this special van. Options include WiFi, a television, satellite TV, SiriusXM satellite radio, air-conditioning, and a generator. You can also have air suspension, off-road tires, an impractical body kit, and all-wheel-drive if you're willing to further inflate the price. Speaking of, this thing starts at a base price of around $172,500.
That's a lot of dough for a van, and interestingly, it's 500 bucks short of the Mercedes-Maybach S sedan's base price. Still, as luxurious and special as a Maybach is, you can't realistically live in one. You can live in this Sprinter. Of course, a regular RV would be even less, but this trend of modifying cars to be live-in luxury hotel suites has almost no limit. In fact, we recently covered a modified Ford Super Duty RV truck that costs more than the Maybach and this van combined. With endless possibilities for customization and a flat interior floor, we suspect that vans like the Sprinter will continue to be enhanced at outrageous costs.