Luxury motoring goes dark with this sinister looking Sprinter.
We have to hand it to Mercedes. In developing the Sprinter, the manufacturer has opened the door for all kinds of custom applications and creative interpretations of the model from aftermarket entities. The latest take on Sprinter life comes from Carlex Design, a company best-known for exquisite custom interiors. Considering the copious amount of interior space available in a typical Sprinter, there should be plenty of room for the folks at Carlex to get creative.
The result is the Carlex Design Mercedes Sprinter Jet Van, named not because it fast. In fact, Carlex doesn’t touch the mechanicals of this particular machine. If anything, the exterior body kit and add-on gold wheels might slow the mighty Merc ever-so-slightly, but considering the interior looks like the first-class cabin on a 747 made of gold, we wouldn’t mind the extra travel time.
Carlex goes with a dark interior theme, using a combination of leather and Alcantra swathed in black and gray to set the mood. Accenting the blackness is plenty of yellow stitching, wood inlay, and straight-up gold – in this case 24-karat gold plating on the cup holders, rim of the minibar (yes, minibar), and side panel covers. We can see people finding this combination a bit garish; replacing the yellow trim running the length of the windows with something darker would be an improvement, but it’s a minor critique in what looks to be a fabulous way to travel.
And that’s just the ambience. On the technology side there are two 3D screens – one 40 inches and one 21 inches – that transmit images from cameras inside and outside the Sprinter. There are two multimedia stations with 10-inch tablets that control everything from the air conditioning to window sun shades, LED lighting, 7-way seat adjustments, the audio system, and all other electrical systems.
At this point there are many, many custom Sprinters to choose from but we applaud the effort Carlex has invested in their Sprinter interpretation. We don’t have pricing for this made-to-order luxury hauler, but it's safe to say such travel doesn't come cheap.
Source: Carlex Design
Gallery: Carlex Design Mercedes Sprinter Jet Van
Mercedes Sprinter Jet Van: a luxurious office and apartment on the road!
For most of us, business travel and the necessity to be mobile are a chore which we
would rather minimise, if we only could. What if a vehicle interior could become a
comfortable and exclusive place, or a cosy spot where we could get ready for
important business negotiations, relax watching a movie, or cherish a glass of
champagne with a bunch of guests? Try and picture a beautiful and luxury setting…
This is exactly what has inspired us to create a unique interior of the Mercedes
Sprinter Jet Van: the thought of a mobile office that could easily get converted into an
exclusive living room.
The inside of the car is dark and elegant, and we have used a combination of black
and grey leather and Alcantara, decorated with meticulously crafted, contrasting,
golden seams, webbing and perforations. The jewellery elements, such as beautiful
exotic wood, the laptop holders, central panel, and floor were made of, add a spot of
classy luxury to the interior. Some elements, for example cup holders, the rim of the
minibar and decorative covers of the side panels, have been plated with 24-karat gold.
We did not want the vehicle interior, though, to be overly decorative, so gold and
exotic wood have been used only to make subtle accents underlying the exceptional
character and perfect quality of the interior.
Apart from its extraordinary design, the interior has been equipped with multimedia
facilities, such as two 3D screens in the passenger compartment – a 40-inch and a 21-
inch one – transmitting the image from the cameras outside the vehicle and inside the
passenger compartment, two multimedia stations – 10-inch tablets – enabling the
operation of the air conditioning, an electrical system of 7-way seat adjustment,
automatic window sun shades, lighting and all the electrical components. In the roof
and on the sides, LED lights have been installed. Carlex Design experts have also
catered for a perfect vehicle acoustic soundproofing system and a professional audio
system, which is a real treat for music lovers.
The original and meticulously crafted interior also required an exterior conversion, so
Carlex designers have created a customised body kit and reinforced wheels.
The Carlex Design Mercedes Sprinter Jet Van has been hailed one of the most
beautiful personalised vans in the world. Check it out by yourself!