They’ve been voted the Best Motorhome Manufacturer of both new and used vehicles in the UK in the Caravan and Motorhome Owners’ Satisfaction awards. Two of their coachbuilt motorhome models walked away with second-place prizes in this year’s Caravan and Motorhome Club’s Design Awards.
So, if you’re thinking motorhomes, you’re almost certainly thinking Auto-Sleepers. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from customers eager to buy.
Who are Auto-Sleepers?
Auto-Sleepers are probably the leading manufacturer of motorhomes in the UK. The company has been around for nearly 60 years now and remains a family-run business – in which the passion for motorhomes runs as high as ever – with headquarters at Willersey in the Cotswolds.
Auto-Sleepers have carved out the reputation they enjoy today by concentrating on the highest craftsmanship and expertise in design. Their motorhomes are all hand-built, with top-quality fittings, fixtures and furniture that combine luxury with creative innovation. That clever use of precious space within a motorhome is one of the key features setting Auto-Sleepers apart from other brands.
What are the principal models in their range?
Ever innovative Auto-Sleepers launch new models, variations on and upgrades of existing favourites each year but all are based on either Peugeot or Mercedes chassis and drivetrains:
- even among the smaller yet refined Peugeot campervans, for example, there are now eight models from which to choose;
- six models of Peugeot coachbuilt motorhomes offer unrivalled luxury;
- there are three Peugeot AL-KO coachbuilt models boasting luxury personified; and
- six Mercedes coachbuilt models which all offer the ultimate in motorhome luxury.
How are they powered?
Peugeot campervans are powered by the well-proven 160bhp turbo diesel Euro 6 engine with manual transmission as standard. For an even more comfortable ride, you might choose the optional premium package featuring Peugeot’s twin-leaf rear suspension and AL-KO dual Air-Top suspension.
Peugeot coachbuilts are also fitted with the 160bhp turbo diesel Euro 6 engine, but you also have the option of a Fiat Ducato 130/150bhp Comfort-Matic automatic transmission engine.
Peugeot AL-KO coachbuilts feature AL-KO’s wide track chassis with its generous 3,500kg Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM), powered by either the 160bhp turbo diesel Euro 6 engine or the optional Fiat Ducato 130/150bhp Comfort-Matic automatic transmission engine.
Mercedes coachbuilts are built up and handcrafted on the chassis and powertrain of the German manufacturer’s next-generation 163bhp Euro 6.2 turbo diesel engine, which may be optionally upgraded to the mighty V6 190bhp engine, and also comes with the choice of an optional 7-speed automatic transmission.
What’s on the inside?
Whatever model, from whichever range, and the engine configuration that is chosen, you may be assured of top-quality luxury, making maximum use of the available space in the elegantly fitted interior.
Those interiors have clearly seen exhaustive innovation and creativity in layouts and designs which offer a whole range of different beds, galleys, and washrooms.
Layouts recognise that what you need for daytime use is going to be different to night-time, yet both make maximum use of the interior space, and converting from one to the other is achieved quickly and effortlessly.
Where can I find out more about Auto-Sleeper motorhomes?
Why not visit our Auto-Sleeper Exhibition Centre and immerse yourself in the motorhome experience? We display the entire range of brand new Auto-Sleeper motorhomes here in Derby, plus we also carry a good selection of used Auto-Sleepers motorhomes.