Winnebago, the recreation vehicle maker who is better known for crazy-sized RV that can’t go beyond paved roads, now has one that will delight fans of wilderness. Now, we do not want to question Winnebago’s experience here with regards to off-roading experience, but the spanking new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based Revel is quite a looker and it does look the part of the wild. Power comes from a stock 3L 6-pod Diesel motor, paired to a 5-speed automatic Tip Shift gearbox that sends 188 horses and 325 lb-ft of torque to an on-demand 4WD.
The 4WD here is offered with low-range electronic stability and traction control, necessary for undulating trails and the Diesel unit has enough grunt to hitch up to 5,000 lbs and with up to 500 lbs of vertical tongue weight. It is at your disposal if you want to lug a trailer for extended out-in-the-wild expedition. Additionally, it gets 4-wheel ABS for stopping power, while optional performance wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich T/A KO2 all-terrain tires gives off-road handling a boost. And then there is the hill-descent mode which automatically controls the speed of individual wheels to keep the vehicle within a safe speed as it make balls-shrinking descent.
Key outdoor creature comforts include an all-in-one wet bath with an accompanying cassette toilet, full electric gallery with a 2.5-cu.ft. compressor fridge, aluminum kitchen cabinets with positive-locking latches, a dinette with pull-up table that converts to additional sleeping space, diesel-powered hearing, an integrated solar system to chip in some power while off-the-grid, and the pride-and-joy of Winnebago, a 140-cu.ft. gear garage with a power lift bed, which the Revel is built around. With Winnebago Revel, you will also get the usual like freshwater tank, water heater, black water holding tank, LPG, and the works, but we shall leave it to you to explore the details (like a cabin that can be converted to extra sleep space) it has to offer.
But before you do that, you ought to know this handsome off-road mobile camper does not come cheap. Expect to shell out at least $134,799 for a unit.