The Four-Wheel drive models from La Stranda
la strada Regent S 4×4: Powerful all-wheel drive, compact dimensions and high driving safety
Regent S is a compact camper van by la strada based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
The living space of the la strada Regent S is designed for two people. The variable rear storage space makes the compact camper van very suitable for daily use. Now la strada expands the equipment list of Regent S by a selectable all-wheel drive based on the electronic traction system 4ETS of Mercedes-Benz. At the same time the serial adaptive ESP of la strada Regent S remains always in operation. The solid cabinetry, the powerful all-wheel drive and the additional ground clearance make la strada Regent S 4×4 suitable for excursions outside of the asphalt roads.
Instead of working with mechanical differential locks, the all-wheel drive of la strada Regent S 4×4 operates with the electronic traction system 4ETS from Mercedes-Benz: If on slippery surface one or more wheels lose the traction, 4ETS brakes automatically the running wheels with brief impulses and thus increases to the same extent the driving torque of the wheels with good traction. This automatic braking intervention can simulate the effect of up to three differential locks: longitudinal lock, rear axle lock and front axle lock. This all-wheel variant is selectable. The connection takes place with running engine when stationary or at low speeds of up to 10 km/h. The power transmission takes place variably in a ratio of 35:65 on the front and rear axle.
The body of la strada Regent S 4×4 is lifted by 110 mm in the front and by 80 mm in the rear, compared to the standard model. The angles of slope at the front and rear axles make thus la strada Regent S 4×4 usable also for difficult terrains. The all-wheel version of la strada Regent S can be combined with the 2.2 litre engine with 120KW/163PS or the 3.0 litre engine with 140KW/190PS.
Together with the Austrian all-wheel specialist Oberaigner, la strada equips its all-wheel models of the Regent and Nova series for rougher off-road conditions. In addition to that, the selectable all-wheel drive can be converted to a permanent one. Off-road reduction gear, mechanically switchable longitudinal and transversal differential locks and the optimal cross-country tires can be selected here.
Motorhome – Safer driving
The newest generation of the Mercedes Sprinter sets new standards in the forefront of driving safety. Five new assistant systems support the driver. The crosswind assistant holds the camper van securely on course at strong wind gusts. The blind spot assistant informs prior to the lane change about vehicles which are dangerously close in the adjacent traffic lane. The distance-warning assistant signalizes about too small distance to vehicles driving in front. All three systems are world premieres in this class of vehicles. Also new are the lane departure assistant and the high-beam assistant. Except for the serial crosswind assistant, the other assistant systems are available in the optional technical package 2 of the Regent S fittings list. The engines correspond to the requirements of the Euro-6 emissions standard and are best in the class for fuel consumption. In addition the low noise of the aggregates is also pleasant.
Living space with high suitability for daily use
The living space in the Regent S is sufficient for two persons and is fully equipped. With its bright ideas, the la strada developers overcome the compact dimensions of the interior space. The seating group receives more airiness, while the storage compartment above the cockpit is not firmly mounted, but is designed with a foldable bottom. When it is not used, the headroom above the driver cab seats increases.
An upwards foldable extension plate in the kitchen unit serves as working surface. The 60-liter absorber refrigerator is mounted next to the kitchen unit at easily accessible height. The wall cupboards and the five drawers with full pullout and in different sizes receive the kitchen utensils. Two folding doors provide access to the bathroom on the opposite side. This space-saving solution opens the entire bathroom front and at the same time extends the free moving space in the passageway. The Froli system and the cold-foam mattress ensure the comfort and the cuddle factor in the rear bed. The storage space offers eight wall cupboards, a wardrobe and two drawers under the bed.
The seat bench of the suite is also cleverly designed. The rear bench and the seat surface can be fixed in four positions: With a vertical rest for the driving mode and with a reclined rest and forward-moved seating surface for the living mode. The comfortable seating in all positions is ensured by the convex form of the seat back, which adapts itself to the form of the back. The seat bench is equipped with two three-point belts. The new sitting concept is available in combination with many fabric and leather variants. Four furniture decors are also available for selection, as well as 14 outside lacquer coatings.
The rear storage space ensures the high degree of suitability for everyday use of la strada Regent S. It contains two practical compartments for small objects and storage space for two 11-kilogram gas bottles. Even under the downwards foldable bed there is enough storage space for shopping bags or luggage. When the middle part of the bed is folded up, a wide through-loading possibility up to the driver cab is created in a few steps. To this purpose, the middle cupboard is easily hauled out. Thus the Regent S is ready for bulky transportation tasks or transports bicycles and surfboards during the vacation.
The la strada Regent S 4×4 is a compact camper van for the sophisticated user. It combines the suitability for daily use, the living comfort and the high-quality processing with the power of a variable and safe all-wheel drive. The base price of la strada Regent S 4×4 is 72,344 euro.
About Motorhome la strada
la strada Fahrzeugbau GmbH is a leisure vehicle manufacturer specialized in compact camper vans During the company history of more than 25 years, the company from Echzell in Hesse has established itself as prime supplier in the motor vehicle segment of converted camper vans. Starting as a small family business, the camper van manufactory has developed into small series manufacturer operating all over Europe. Around 30 employees build now, under the guidance of the owners Marco Lange and Andreas Dalchow, about ten different models in the three series Avanti, Regent and Nova. Therefor mostly transporters of the marks Fiat Ducato and Mercedes Sprinter serve as a base.