BMC transforms the NEOPLAN Tourliner into a premium class mobile home
A dream on wheels: travel certainly takes on a whole new dimension in this NEOPLAN Tourliner. The high-decker has been transformed into a luxurious mobile home by the experts from the MAN Bus Modification Center.
- Relax and unwind in the living area, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom – just like being at home
- Customised lighting concept creates a feeling of well-being
- Focus on carefully considered solutions and high-quality materials
With features such as a duvet instead of a sleeping mat and a luxury kitchen instead of a gas stove, the experts at the MAN Bus Modification Center (BMC) have transformed a NEOPLAN Tourliner into a mobile home that leaves nothing to be desired. “We are giving travelling in comfort a whole new meaning. We have designed and built the interior of the vehicle specifically to meet individual customer requirements, covering everything from how the space is arranged to the lighting,” says Heinz Kiess, Head of Sales & Marketing at the BMC. “Our aim was to make sure that passengers would want for nothing. That’s why we made high-quality materials, carefully considered solutions and outstanding design our priorities.”
On entering the luxury mobile home, we pass through the driver’s cab to be greeted by a spacious corner seating area consisting of four comfortable chairs, a table and a bench. The living area flows through to the large kitchen. “With its premium fixtures and fittings, the kitchen is a comfortable place to both cook and live – featuring an induction hob and modern oven along with base units and wall-mounted cupboards that provide plenty of storage space,” Kiess explains. It looks the part as well: the subtle white cupboard fronts contrast with the natural wood finish of the work surfaces and wall-mounted units to really catch the eye. Passengers can quite rightly also expect to enjoy comfort in the bedroom, where two cosy beds ensure they will sleep well.
“None of the interior space looks or feels like a mobile home, but it’s in the bedroom in particular that you forget you’re actually on a coach. Our team has created a home on wheels,” says Kiess. Alongside its washbasin and toilet, the bathroom scores points with ambient lighting and a shower featuring a glass door and side panels made from mineral plastic. “Light was a major consideration for us. Indirect lighting creates a special feeling of well-being in the kitchen and living area too.” This is further enhanced by timber-effect flooring and special coverings for the side walls and the ceilings, into which three roof hatches, roof ventilators and air-conditioning systems have been integrated. The HVAC equipment ensures a pleasant indoor climate at very hot and very cold temperatures, as well as everything in between.
The coach is also equipped with three 5 kW power inverters, four lithium-ion batteries, a battery management system, a powerful alternator, WiFi, the BirdView camera system, a satellite system and a storage compartment for skis. A fresh water tank with a capacity of 920 litres and a grey water tank with a capacity of 520 litres have been built specifically to cater for water supply requirements on board. “Our experts also modified the shell of the bus in order to meet enhanced structural requirements for the roof and luggage compartment,” Kiess says.
At more than 12 metres in length, the NEOPLAN Tourliner offers more than enough space for its luxurious custom-made fixtures and fittings. With 460 hp, the 2-axle vehicle is also able to perform when out on the road, making even remote locations easy to access. The automatic MAN TipMatic 12-gear transmission makes for incredibly smooth running. Safety and comfort features include the EBS electronic brake system with ABS and ASR as well as ESP for electronic stability.