German motorhome manufacturer, Bürstner, presents the first motorhome with an elevating over-cab area.
The Bürstner Lyseo Gallery motorhome is equipped with a “Gallery Roof” – an over-cab area that lifts up with the help of air-filled chambers – creating a second-floor living level that can be used for sleeping, relaxing or as a work space.
Under the motto “travel small, live large” the inflatable roof on the Lyseo Gallery can be elevated at the push of a button in 90 seconds by compressed air and a specially developed air chamber system to create a maximum vehicle body height of approx. 3.7 metres.
The over-cab area is not angled like a standard pop-top roof but offers a proper second floor as it elevates vertically. Besides an XXL comfort size sleeping berth with 110cm headroom, the alcove is also equipped with a mobile phone charging station, a table and a seat, and is accessible via a fixed set of stairs.
A pressure sensor continuously monitors the air pressure in the reinforced chambers and adds more air if needed to make sure that the Gallery Roof remains elevated. The over-cab area is also perfectly insulated thanks to the layer of air trapped in the chambers. Extensive laboratory tests have also confirmed the excellent UV resistance and waterproofness of the material the alcove is made of.
The Gallery Roof is lowered completely whilst travelling, giving the motorhome the silhouette of a low profile coachbuilt, making it considerably more streamlined than ordinary over-cab bed models, also consuming less fuel.
The interior design of the Burstner Lyseo Gallery press launch vehicle was inspired by the decor of a gentlemen’s club: chartreuse-coloured Burlington-type quilted buffalo leather and dark grey, combined with light finishes and an elegant shag pile carpet.
The kitchen impresses with unique electrically controlled functional elements such as a pop-up coffee machine, a retractable extractor fan, a bar element, electrically controlled drawers and an RFID chip that makes it possible to centrally lock all movable kitchen elements ready for take-off.
With maximum living comfort in mind, the concept motorhome also includes a solid surface worktop, a flexible tap, an induction/gas hob, a glass compartment for secure glass storage in the kitchen whilst the vehicle is on the move, as well as a backlit picture mirror, fixed stairs with integrated storage space, a shoe cabinet and also an inductive mobile phone charging station in the entrance area.
Despite a relatively compact body length of less than seven metres, the Lyseo Gallery features a very generously sized washroom. The entire vehicle is equipped with Bürstner’s innovative “Homelight” lighting.
Bürstner developed the Lyseo Gallery entirely in-house in just 18 months – from the first idea to the completion of the press launch vehicle, which is approved for road use.
The dimensions and layout of the press launch vehicle are the same as those of the already existing Bürstner Lyseo TD 680 at 6.89 metres long, 2.3 metres wide, 2.96 metres high and seats four.
Bürstner intends to also offer serial produced vehicles with the elevating alcove and this kind of “wohnfühl-layout”!
Bürstner is also extending its successful Eliseo campervan range to five layouts.
The new Eliseo C 644 features a curved rear lounge, an electric drop-down bed at the rear and a free-standing table that can also be used outside, plus a new Vario washroom. New layouts C 602 and C 642, replace the current C 600 and C 641.
To find out more visit www.buerstner.com