The Chic C-Line T: Carthago’s Motorhome on the MB SprinterMotorhomes 31-12-2022 | 13:57 HOUR
Carthago, a leading manufacturer of motorhomes from Oberschwaben, has expanded its premium range to include the semi-integral Chic C-Line on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. This is great news for customers looking for a motorhome with a Mercedes-Benz chassis, as this combination is high on the wish list of many buyers in this segment.
For now, only the 7.50 metre long T 4.9 LE with long single beds above the rear garage is available. The base price for this model is 115,080 euros, which is comparable to a surcharge of 4,500 euros compared to the same model on a Fiat Ducato.
Luxury has a price
However, it is unlikely that customers will order the vehicle without the Super package, which costs an additional 12,200 euros for the Sprinter (compared to just 5,840 euros for the Ducato). This package includes, among other things, the electronic parking brake, which is currently not available for the Fiat and which makes the Sprinter attractive to many people. Other items included in the Sprinter package, such as the MBUX multimedia system and the distance cruise control, are optional features that incur additional costs.
The Carthago is specifically designed for two holidaymakers, with its two single beds at the rear. The bench seat with two three-point belts allows guests to be taken along during the journey, who can then also sleep on the optionally convertible seating group. The body of the new Chic C-Line T is made of high-quality fibreglass reinforced plastic and aluminium side-walls and has a weight of around 2.9 tonnes. The vehicle is optionally equipped with an electrically operated roof hatch and an electrically operated awning and side screen.
The interior of the Chic C-Line T is of high quality and functionally arranged. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge with freezer compartment, sink and gas stove with oven. The bathroom has a toilet, sink and shower. In addition, there is sufficient storage space, including a large garage at the rear.
On the road
During the test, the Chic C-Line T performed well on the road. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis in combination with the Al-Ko chassis ensured a stable and comfortable ride. The 170 hp engine and comfortable 9G automatic transmission provided sufficient power and a smooth driving experience.
Pro and con
While the Chic C-Line T has some advantages, such as a high-quality interior and good road behaviour, it also has some drawbacks. The price is relatively high, especially if you include the Super package and other optional features. In addition, the number of available models is limited, which means that customers may not be able to choose a motorhome that meets their exact needs.
Despite these drawbacks, the Chic C-Line T is an interesting option for customers looking for a motorhome on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. It is up to the individual buyer to decide whether the benefits of the vehicle outweigh the higher costs and limited availability.
All in all, the Chic C-Line T from Carthago is a solid and luxurious semi-integral motorhome based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. It offers a high-quality interior with functional and comfortable amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower and toilet, and plenty of storage space. It also has good road behaviour thanks to the stable and comfortable chassis and the 170 hp engine with the comfortable 9G automatic transmission. The Chic C-Line T is optionally equipped with an electric roof hatch and electric awning and side screen, and has a body made of high-quality fibreglass reinforced plastic and aluminium. It is specifically designed for two holidaymakers, with two single beds at the rear and a bench seat with two three-point belts for guests. The optional convertible seating group also provides additional sleeping space for guests. While it does have some drawbacks, such as a relatively high price and limited availability of models, the Chic C-Line T is still a good option for customers looking for a motorhome on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.
|Base vehicle||Mercedes-Benz Sprinter|
|Interior height||1.98 metres|
|Sleeping capacity||2 adults|
|Bed size||210 cm (single beds)|
|Transmission||9G automatic transmission|
|Interior||High-quality, functional layout with fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower and toilet, and plenty of storage space|
|Body||High-quality fibreglass reinforced plastic roof and aluminium sidewalls|
|Roof hatch||Electric (optional)|
|Awning and side screen||Electric (optional)|
|Chassis||Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis in combination with the Al-Ko chassis|
|Bench seat||With two three-point belts|