Good news for Niesmann + Bischoff fans! Cécile Rouesné, Export Manager at Niesmann+Bischoff has recently announced that production of the new Flair range of vehicles will not begin until a new gearbox from Iveco goes on sale and is available for motorhome use.
The reason for this decision is due to the news that the new generation Iveco Daily will be released with an eight speed gearbox. This is unique in the commercial vehicle sector and has certainly caused a stir.
As this new transmission option is likely to become the preferred option for high end motorhomes, Niesmann and Bischoff has made the bold decision to hold production of the new Flair range of motorhomes to ensure customers get the best possible leisure vehicle available and make a Niesmann and Bischoff Flair the motorhome of choice in the industry.
Big On Power For The Niesmann And Bischoff Flair
This new Hi-Matic gearbox (from ZF) will be offered for use on chassis bases from 3.5 tonnes to up to a massive 7.2 tonnes and with Euro V engines of both 2.3 litre and the larger 3 litre capacity providing power outputs from 126 PS to 205 PS. Iveco has deemed the 3 litre twin turbo engine as the flagship model. This engine provides a huge 470N m of torque, ideally suited for the XL sized motorhomes Niesmann and Bischoff manufacture. In addition to all the power provided by the new gearbox, it also comes with both Eco and Power modes, has the ability to change gear in 200 milliseconds and a Hill Holder system as standard equipment. Very generous indeed.
Industry Tested And Approved
Recently, Which Motorhome test drove the new Iveco Hi-Matic gearbox fitted in a Daily panel van to assess its ability to drive in a motorhome, and reviewed the equipment favourably. The tester was incredibly impressed by the smooth shift between each gear (all eight of them), especially shifting down gear whilst reducing the speed of the van. One area the tester was particularly impressed with was acceleration, commenting that even moderately heavy acceleration failed to cause the van to jerk in the way a learner driver does, which is a fairly common problem in other automatic base vehicles. Overall, the tester remarked that the gearbox would be a welcome development for buyers of larger, premium motorhomes.
Niesmann + Bischoff At Travelworld
Here at Travelworld Motorhomes, we are excited to learn of this new development, and you can be sure we will keep you up to date with all the latest news from Niesmann + Bischoff regarding the release of the latest Flair models. If you have any questions about Niesmann + Bischoff vehicles, or any other aspect of motorhome travel and ownership, don’t hesitate to give our expert teams a call on 0844 880 4938.