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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based RV Reviewed by AutoBlog

The 2013 Airstream Interstate 3500 EXT is called by the peeps at AutoBlog the “Mercedes-Benz of RVs”. If you have never seen an image of how the vehicle looks you would probably think its just a pretentious phrasing for a luxurious RV.
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You'd be half right, because the Interstate 3500 EXT really is a Class-B RV with a rather luxurious interior and it's also a modified Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van with a dually rear axle.

Believe it or not, the humongous black van is considered a compact in the American Recreational Vehicle industry, which is filled with huge, lumbering vehicles that have the same interior volume as a rather large studio apartment.

Unlike your average Winnebago, the Interstate 3500 EXT is powered by a Mercedes-Benz V6 BlueTec engine that's rated for this vehicle at 188 hp and 325 lb ft of torque. Sure, the engine is small for a regular RV but this, like we said, is considered “a compact”.

Inside there are most of the amenities you could want from a luxurious RV in a somewhat smaller package, including a 2.5-kilowatt generator fueled by its own 18.9 liter tank of LPG. You can read the entire AutoBlog review of the Mercedes-Benz-based RV here.
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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
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