Airstream, Mercedes Introduce Autobahn Van

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June 7, 2014 by   1 Comment

New Sprinter-based Autobahn van

New Sprinter-based Autobahn van

From the creators of one of the most iconic motorhome in history – the now legendary Hawley Bowlus-designed Airstream – now comes a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter luxury passenger van.

Autoevolution reported that the Autobahn van is obviously made in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, but the manufacturer has adorned its interior with its own exclusive touches, tailoring it for VIP travel.

Inspired by private jets, the interior of the Airstream Autobahn is filled to the brim with handcrafted furnishings, including wood trim, leather seating dual refrigerators and individualized controls for the eight passengers.

“Airstream continues to set the industry standard for unparalleled luxury travel, a strategy further enhanced by our partnership with Mercedes-Benz,” said Airstream CEO and President Bob Wheeler. “Whether your VIP is a professional client or family member, we are creating a new category that delivers an exclusive level of focus on individual passenger comfort and convenience.”

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One Response to “Airstream, Mercedes Introduce Autobahn Van”

  1. Dale "Pee Wee" Schwamborn on June 7th, 2014 2:38 pm

    Airstream is a design by Wallace Merle Byam better known as Wally Byam. During World War I the Germans perfected the use of duralumin and rivet construction for fighter airplanes. Hawley-Bowlus, an aeronautic genius, copied the construction principles for his Bowlus trailers. Wally Byam saw the general construction and knew he could build the better trailer, thus in 1936 the Airstream Clipper is introduced and is the forerunner for today’s Airstream trailers.