Are you looking for a luxurious and tasteful motorhome that combines space and grace? Look no further than the Arto 88LF Niesmann+Bischoff from MV Commercial. With its attention to detail and luxury finish, this A-class motorhome is sure to impress.
Lounge/dinette: Fine dining table that moves fore and aft, side-to-side and can be locked into position a long way off centre, can seat five people comfortably.
Decor: Tastefully decorated with high end finishes.
Kitchen: Compact but with all the fundamentals, three-hob cooktop, generous sized sink, plenty of storage for both food and equipment, durable rock-hard material benchtop with channels recessed for dishes to drain.
Washroom: Four separate spaces, handbasin/vanity, shower stall, toilet, and wardrobe, large drawer below the basin, shelved medicine cabinet with mirrored doors, curved and corner-mounted shower stall, full-height shelved cupboard can also be used as a hanging locker, Jabsco toilet,
Bedroom: Center-piece bed with super-comfy memory foam mattress over a sprung slat base, numerous storage options, second TV mounting point at the foot of the bed, LED lighting providing moody ambience at night, pull-down bed over the cab.
2nd Bed: Pull down bed over the cab.
Exterior: Simple, strong lines of the front grill and curvaceous back panel, practical with rear bumper section, 2 outside storage lockers, enormous 1.25-meter high storage space across the back of the vehicle, which is large enough to carry bicycles or a small motorbike.
Drive: Mounted on an AL-KO tag-axle low chassis, heavy items like the water tanks and house batteries fitted as low as possible, Fiat’s 180HP turbo diesel motor mated to a new nine-speed automatic gearbox
The lounge/dinette in the Arto 88LF motorhome is designed for both functionality and comfort. The clever positioning of the settees along the sides and face to face allows for easy access through to the cab and emphasizes that feeling of spaciousness. The dining table, made by Niesmann+Bischoff, is not just a table for dining, but a fine dining table. It moves fore and aft as well as side-to-side, and can be locked into position a long way off center. And with the added bonus of being able to extend the table, you'll have plenty of room for everyone to enjoy a meal together. With the cab seats rotated, the table can seat five comfortably, and even more with a squeeze.
Engine 2.3L turbo diesel Euro 6
Gearbox 9-speed automatic gearbox
Fresh/grey water/hot water 200L/ 150L/10L
Power 180 BHP Euro 6
The bedroom in the Arto 88LF motorhome is designed for both comfort and functionality. The centerpiece bed is wider than the previous model's and features a super-comfy memory foam mattress over a sprung slat base. Surrounding the bed are numerous storage options including six overhead lockers, three large drawers at the foot of the bed, spaces under the steps, under the bedside shelves and soft wall pockets for books and magazines. This allows you to store all your belongings and keep your bedroom organized. There is a second TV mounting point at the foot of the bed, perfect for watching late night shows or early morning news. The room is also well-lit with two windows and a roof hatch, and LED lighting provides a moody ambiance at night.
A pull-down bed over the cab is available for guests and it is just as comfortable as the main bed. Curtains cover the windows as the bed lowers and another can be pulled across to isolate it from the lounge.
The kitchen in the Arto 88LF motorhome is compact yet functional, with all the essential features you need to prepare a meal on the road. It features a three-hob cooktop and a generous sized sink set into the bench. There is plenty of storage for both food and equipment, with four large drawers below the bench and shelved overhead lockers above. The benchtop is made of a durable rock-hard material and has channels recessed into it that allow dishes to drain. The front of the bench also features a knob that opens/closes the sink plug and a switch that locks/releases the drawers electronically, keeping the contents safely stowed while the Arto is underway. Opposite the kitchen is a Thetford fridge/freezer and above that, a Sphere microwave. The freezer section has a separate door and both fridge and freezer doors have a slick mechanism that allows them to open to the right or to the left, whichever you prefer at the time. The cast-iron pan holders fitted to the hobs are much better than the rattling wire grates provided with most gas hobs. The sink cover provides extra bench space, and the two glass lids over the hobs also do the same.
Washroom and Ensuite
The washroom in the Arto 88LF motorhome is designed for both functionality and comfort. It consists of four separate spaces, with the driver's side featuring the handbasin/vanity and shower stall, while the kerbside features the toilet and wardrobe. The handbasin is tucked into a corner beside the shower, with a large drawer below the basin and a shelved medicine cabinet with mirrored doors above for toiletries and personal items. The curved and corner-mounted shower stall is inviting, with clear acrylic doors. The floor is covered in an imposing black 'duckboard' panel, with a small soap and shampoo bottle shelf mounted in the back corner. With plenty of head and elbow room, the shower is an excellent size and has a clever lever system for securing the doors while the motorhome is underway. Opposite the shower is a full height shelved cupboard that can also be used as a hanging locker, and there's a mirror on the wall next to it. Next to the mirror is the Jabsco toilet, in its own compartment behind a solid wooden door. The toilet is well-known in the marine industry and can discharge into 'black water' tanks or into a 19-litre cassette.
When you close the sliding doors at each end of the space, it becomes a premier class, private pampering area. This is perfect for when you want to relax in privacy. And when guests are aboard, the double door arrangement means they can enjoy private use of the washroom as well.
This motorhome has an innovative approach to entry steps. Instead of an internal step-well, it features two substantial, electrically powered steps that emerge from the skirt below the doorway when summoned. These steps must be retracted before driving off, otherwise a strident beep will sound until they are. A switch on the dashboard allows the driver to do this while remaining seated.
The Arto 88LF motorhome is built on a Fiat chassis and features a modified dashboard, with everything roughly in the same place, including the gear lever for the new nine-speed gearbox. To the right of the steering wheel is a bank of switches, including one for the entry steps. The all-around glass offers the driver an excellent view of the surroundings, but Niesmann+Bischoff have made sure the occupants maintain their privacy at night. When fully lowered, a full-width aluminium roller blind closes off the windscreen. Separate concertina blinds cover each side window, providing privacy and sunlight control. Another benefit, when partly lowered during the day, the windscreen blind functions as a sun visor.
This motorhome is equipped with the latest Alde central heating system, making cold climate motorhoming an enjoyable experience. The boiler-heated water circulating through radiator panels throughout the motorhome keeps the interior warm and dry, eliminating the need for an endurance test. The same boiler heats the household water as well, making it a space-saving and efficient feature. The whole system can be controlled remotely using a phone app or in-house.
The Arto 88LF motorhome is not only luxurious and elegant but also practical. It has strong simple lines of the front grill and curvaceous back panel, making it all class. This camper has two outside storage lockers – a drawer bin in the skirt behind the passenger door and the enormous 1.25-metre-high garage across the back of the vehicle. This garage is large enough to carry bicycles or a small motorbike standing upright. If you prefer an e-bike, you can choose to fit an optional 230-volt outlet to charge its battery.
The Arto 88LF motorhome is mounted on an AL-KO tag-axle low chassis, making it very stable and easy to drive. With heavy items like the water tanks and house batteries fitted as low as possible, this design improves the center of gravity and stability of the vehicle. Additionally, by mating Fiat’s 180HP turbo diesel motor to a new nine-speed automatic gearbox, the vehicle's performance on the road is transformed. It is livelier and more responsive than previous models, giving you a smooth and enjoyable driving experience.