2011 Airstream 3500 Interstate Rides On A Mercedes-Benz Chassis
Airstream, maker of the iconic "silver bullet" travel trailer, has gone far beyond its design beginnings. The company recently announced the debut of its 2011 Interstate 3500 Class B touring coach. The 2011 Airstream 3500 Interstate is built on a Mercedes-Benz chassis. It has seating for eight, a kitchen, bathroom, and a convertible lounge area that at night becomes a bed for two. The bucket seats in the cockpit swivel to face a removable table that seats four at mealtime, and a 19" flat panel HD LCD/DVD provides on-board entertainment. The galley has a small convection-microwave oven, two-burner cook top and a 3.1-cubic-foot refrigerator is cooled by an AC/DC compressor that uses 90 percent less power than conventional RV models. It also has interior LED lighting and a 26-gallon fresh-water tank (with its own 6-gallon water heater for taking hot showers and washing dishes).
The Interstate is less than 23 feet long and 80 inches wide but for those worried about throwing it in reverse it's available with an optional 5.5-inch LCD screen mounted in the driver's compartment to display the area behind the van whenever it is in reverse. The 2011 Airstream Interstate is powered by a 3.0-liter Blue Efficiency V6 diesel engine that produces 188 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,200 to 2,400 rpm and it gets 30 percent better fuel economy than a comparable gasoline engine.
The 2011 Interstate 3500 is available in both twin and lounge floor plans, with two interior decors – Onyx and Sand Pearl, and two exterior colors – silver and white. The Interstate 3500 has a suggested retail price of approximately $121,274.