JetVan Sprinter Showcased at New York Auto Show

By Paul Joseph

A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, specially outfitted by Becker Automotive Design to emulate the interior of a private jet, was one of the eye-catching vehicles on display at the recent New York Auto Show.

Becker has become well known for its premium Sprinter vans, custom-fitted with sumptuous interiors that typically include fully reclining sleeper seats, large flat-screen TVs and state-of-the-art audio systems.

On show in New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, the company’s latest model is fitted with a range of ultra-luxurious specifications, including Townsend leather interior finished in Golden Birdseye Maple trim, a 1,300-watt audio system with Creston 7.1 surround-sound digital processors and MacIntosh multi-channel amplifiers.

All of the vehicle’s AV systems, lighting, blinds, side entry door, centre dividers, seat adjustments and computer functions are controlled through dual six-inch Creston touch panels, accessible from fully reclining 1st-class airline-type seats that include electrically adjustable leg extensions, lumbar supports, seat heating and massage system and fold-out aviation-type writing tables.

Claus Tritt, General Manager of Commercial Vans for Mercedes-Benz USA, said: “The Sprinter’s unique combination of quality, efficiency and almost endless versatility make it the perfect blank canvas for approved upfitters like Becker Automotive Designs.

“Their JetVan is just one example from the universe of Sprinter vans that have been tailored to individual business needs.

“Its magnificent craftsmanship and roomy, luxurious environment makes it the perfect vehicle for New York City, whether it might be for family sightseeing, getting office work done in privacy and comfort or negotiating a corporate merger.”

Becker Automotive Design boasts an exclusive client list including celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Jerry Seinfeld, Will Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Denzel Washington, Shaquille O’Neal and Tiger Woods.

By Paul Joseph