The four-wheel drive
The four-wheel drive of our Independent is based on the regular rear
wheel drive. A lengthways automatic transfer gear is installed on the
front axle to handlethepower transition. When activated the driving
power will be split between the front and back axle. 35% of the power
is used by the front axle and 65% by the rear axle. Differential, front
axle, back axle and lengthways differential cannot be blocked.
The ESP has been upgraded with an electronic friction system -
called 4ETS - to prevent only one wheel being powered under bad
conditions. By braking individual wheels the system manages equal
power on all wheels and prevents wheels from spinning. As a result
the system offers effective torward movement even on loose ground,
such as sand. The optional reduction gear reduces the transition
strain on all components by ca. 40 %and provides each wheel with
more movement power.
Model description Independent
The CS Independent is based on the Mercedes Sprinter with
3.665 mm wheelbase, making it 5.91 m lang. Part of the
lndependents standard equipment is a four-wheel drive that can
be switched on and
at any time. This four-wheel drive entails
an uplift of the vehicle to an overall height of 2.820 mm.
Two different engine types areaffered- each with Euro 6. The first
one is a4cylinder, 120 kW /163 HP engine and the other one is a
6-cylinder engine with 140 kW
190 HP. Both come with a
standard 6-gear-transmission, and can optionally be equipped
with an automatic gearbox.
Essential safety equipment like a new generation of ESP, ABS,
TCR, Crosswind Assist and driver/passenger airbags are just as
much standard as a remote controlled central Ieeking system,
electric windows and heated electrical side mirrors as weil as heat
insulated glass in the driver's cabin. The Iist of further optional
equipment is lang and ranges from reduction gear to Xenon
headlights.The gross vehicle weight is 3.500 kg.
The CS Independent was designed for those customers who want to be as independent as possible. Forthis reason the Independent not
only comes with standard four-wheel drivethat allows driving off-road but also offers independence from fluid gas.
The vehicle does not lose any comfort even without agas system. Both heating and warm water supply are produced by aTruma diesel
boiler/heater device. With 6000 Wthe interior will generally never get cold. The water heater heats up to ten Iiters to 60
The elaborate diesel ceramic cooking areaisnot only easy to maintain but also allows cooking without need for gas.
The kitchen area with additional overhead Ieckers contains the diesel ceramic cooker, astainless steel sink, spacious drawers, afoldable
working area extension as weil as further cupboards.
To reduce the power consumption we almost exclusively use
LED-Iights with amaximum power rate of 2Weach. Our standard
90 Ifridge shines with excellent isolation and correspondingly low
The Iayout of the Independent is almost similar to our popular
Rondo with the
large fix bed in the rear
of the vehicle being its
main feature. We reach a length of 1.95 mand awidth of 1.42 m
thanks to custom made body enlargements. Even with these
enlargements the vehicle is only 2.02 mwide and fully suitable for
The bed comes with a slatted frame and an MDI- cold foam