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WHAT MOTORHOME REVIEWS THE AUTO-SLEEPER MERCEDES STANTONStanton is back for 2020 - and you won't find a more compact Mercedes coachbuilt...
‘With the arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cab last year, an old favourite disappeared from Auto-Sleepers’ range as there was no suitable chassis available. Now, a short-wheelbase version of the Sprinter chassis-cab is back, so the Stanton returns for 2020.
Basically, this is the same motorhome as the Nuevo, so, if you want the most compact of Auto-Sleeper coachbuilts, there’s now a choice of three possible base vehicles. The Nuevo comes on a Peugeot Boxer with a 2.2-litre, 165bhp engine and manual gearbox or a Fiat Ducato with 2.3-litre, 140bhp engine and nine-speed automatic – each newly updated to meet the Euro 6d emissions standard and both front-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the reborn Stanton’s Mercedes chassis comes with rear-wheel drive, a seven-speed automatic gearbox and a 2.1 litre, 163bhp motor. Under the new system it also attracts a considerably lower rate of road tax (VED) than the Peugeot/Fiat-based models.
While the Merc is a Stanton, rather than a Nuevo, the layout is the same – and this season both have the lighter-toned Santani furniture as standard. New cab and ever-improving spec levels aside, the Stanton is also essentially the same motorhome as the Marquis Devon special edition launched back in 2008, so it’s something of a classic – and a successful one, too. Typically, it has gradually evolved and improved in the time-honoured Auto-Sleepers fashion. The latest models have a full GRP coachbuilt body with platinum-coloured sides and LED tail-lights, as well as an external TV socket, barbecue point and 230V socket.’
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