North America finally has a 4×4 version of the Mercedes Sprinter van, and now Winnebago has rolled out a more highway-friendly 4WD Sprinter camper called the Era 4×4, gizmag.com reports.
Winnebago’s Era Class B, pictured, now has a four-wheel drive option.
Winnebago currently sells both the Sprinter-based Era and the Dodge ProMaster-based Travato.
With the Era already in its lineup, the Era 4×4 was just a matter of getting the 4×4 option from Mercedes. Winnebago advertises the new model as its first Sprinter-based off-road RV, but an engineer admitted to Gizmag that the model is designed more for road driving.
Inside, Winnebago offers several floorplans from the standard Era options list. At last week’s Outdoor Retailer show, it displayed a van with the 70A layout, which has two twin beds in the rear. The beds expand into a single queen bed via a removable wedge-shaped cushion, while the sofa directly behind the driver’s cab converts into a single bed.
Behind the front sofa-bed is a bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. The kitchen area with dual-burner cooktop, refrigerator and sink is located across from the bathroom.