Airstream just unveiled the new $238,000 Atlas camper RV built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — see inside
Airstream has unveiled the 2020 Atlas RV camper built on the popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 chassis. The company partnered with the automaker for the camper RV series to give the Atlas a “Mercedes-Benz performance and Airstream quality,” according to its website.Airstream’s choice of a Sprinter base is unsurprising: the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a popular campervan chassis pick for both large companies like Airstream, and smaller independent van conversion companies.
In total, the 2020 Atlas has similar amenities as other luxury camper RV conversions — such as a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping area — but with the Airstream and Mercedes touch of luxury. The camper RV is 24-feet long and sleeps two. However, the van can seat up to four people: two at the driver and passenger seats, and two on the couch, which comes with seatbelts.
Like a pop top camper, the sides of Atlas’ body can extend out further for a more spacious interior. This extra space allows passengers to pull out the Murphy bed in place of the couch. The 73-inch by 73-inch mattress is made of springs that allow for a “supportive” and “ergonomic” sleep, according to Airstream
Two of the couch’s seats can recline, allowing passengers to prop up with a footrest.
There are also two small height-adjustable tables that can be placed in front of the couch and the passenger seat, while its swiveled back, to serve as a dining and workspace. For a relaxing night in the RV, Airstream built reading lights and book shelves by the couch-bedside. Further entertainment options includes a 40-inch Samsung LED Smart TV with a sound bar can extend out of its storage unit with the push of a button.
Customers can pick from several interior color schemes, including a “Tommy Bahama” edition of the Atlas that offers a bar and custom tropical-esque upholstery and decor. Like many non-camper homes, the Atlas has a bathroom with a medicine cabinet vanity, faucet, shower, and porcelain toilet. The latter is a deviation from the typical pull-up or portable toilets found in many camper vans. Bathroom storage comes in the form of a closet with hangers and drawers, storage space under the sink, and a cabinet behind the vanity. The kitchen is equipped with dual burner gas stove tops, a sink, a convection microwave, a 9.1 cubic feet refrigerator-freezer, a pantry, and a kitchen fan.Atlas can also be used off-grid with its 3.2-kilowatt diesel generator, converter inverter, and two 12-volt batteries.
There’s also a 300-watt solar system onboard for an environmentally friendly supply of energy. In total, Atlas is 10 feet, six inches tall, and 8 feet, three inches wide including the air conditioning unit. However, the camper’s interior standing height is only 6 feet, 6 inches, with an interior width of 7 feet, 4.5 inches.