A van has utility in mind, but the space it offers inside makes it ripe for a refresh. For example look at the conversion vans and more recently the overlanders built around vans. If you prefer the VIP look, the van can handle that too.
Klassen’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a good example of the VIP theme. From the outside it just looks like a Sprinter with a different grille, sportier bumper and fancier wheels. However, Klassen’s front kit gives you an idea of what an AMG version of this van might look like should Mercedes-Benz build one.
While the exterior upgrades are relatively bland, inside it’s the opposite. In the front area, the dashboard design is still the same as the standard Sprinter. From the steering wheel to the door panels, however, almost every surface is covered in brown leather. There’s also a fridge and a large wireless charging pad that doubles as a front armrest. It also gets deep-pile carpeting for good measure.
The VIP treatment is in the rear with four ottoman seats and a bench in the fourth row. A side control panel controls the ambient lighting and the air conditioning. There’s also another screen for controlling the infotainment system, so passengers don’t have to give instructions to the driver. Other amenities include a sliding tray with fold-out tables, a minibar and blinds to keep prying eyes out.
Moving on to the gadgets and gizmos: the class sprinter has a TV hanging from the ceiling. While it’s common in luxury conversion cars, the tuning company was kind enough to connect it to an Apple TV system. But if you or your passengers prefer to play games, Klassen also included a Playstation 5 to keep everyone entertained. Audiophiles may also appreciate the van’s surround-sound audio system from the third row.
Klassen didn’t mention the price of the VIP Sprinter, but expected it to be above a fairly well-appointed Mercedes-Maybach S580. On the other hand, it’s difficult to fit a PS5, minibar and widescreen TV in the flagship sedan, and you can’t beat the space the van has to offer.