Niesmann+Bischoff adds a third name to its range of posh motorhomes. The Arto motorhome, which is based on a Fiat Ducato, is the newest product of the motorhome manufacturer. And as with all the campers coming from the German marque, expect a luxurious take on van life with the Arto, and more.
The Niesmann+Bischoff Arto luxury motorhome is available in two different wheelbase lengths and three overall lengths – the shortest being 7,784 millimetres (25.5 feet) long. The options for configurations are vast, allowing maximum flexibility for the buyer. The long-wheelbase versions have three axles instead of just two to handle the extra weight.
Gallery: Niesmann+Bischoff Arto Luxury Motorhome
As the Arto is based on the Fiat Ducato, there are no passenger or driver doors. While the option is available, Niesmann+Bischoff said that customers prefer not having them for better insulation and superior HVAC. Much of the exterior – which by the way comes with various colour combination options – is made from glass fibre-reinforced plastic. The material's scratch-resistant and lightweight.
Those who wish to configure their Arto will begin with the basic layout, which comes with four seats, a fully-equipped kitchen, a spa-like bathroom, a lounge area, and a bedroom with a queen-size bed. There's even an option for a roller garage at the back that can accommodate a motorised scooter. Interior options are aplenty as well, including oak furniture and custom upholstery for an upscale feel.
There are many equipment packs available for the Niesmann+Bischoff Arto, but notable among them is the Lithium Energy Pack, which adds £8,656 and 56 kilograms (123 pounds) to the equation. These come with a major advantage on off-grid adventures by giving you two solar modules, three batteries, and a charger. The company claims that the charging interval is up to nine days.
Niesmann+Bischoff has commenced selling the Arto, with a starting price of £114,600 in the UK. That's a bit steep price of admission but given what this relatively compact motorhome can offer, it surely joins the proverbial list of posh motorhomes worthy of your attention.