8th November 2017
The Bailey Autograph 79-4 has been named Practical Motorhome Magazine’s ‘Best Coach Built Motorhome’ for 2018.
Launched in September 2017 the new Autograph range has proved to be the most popular Bailey motorhome yet, with the Autograph 79-4 model in particular continually topping the best-sellers list.
Built on a 3850kg chassis and measuring just under 8 metres in length the Autograph 79-4 is a spacious four-berth layout capable of accommodating both couples and small families in complete comfort. It features two dedicated rear travel seats, complete with 3-point seat belts, which together with the fully adjustable driver and front passenger ‘Captain’s seats’ combine to create a lounge catering for up to six people. In the centre of the vehicle is a well-equipped kitchen, incorporating a Dometic 145 litre tower refrigerator, and a practical washroom including a large ‘granite stone’ finish separate shower cubicle. The layout is completed with a luxurious end bedroom featuring a raised longitudinal fixed double island bed housing a host of interior and exterior storage options beneath.
Commenting on the winner, Practical Motorhome Editor Sarah Wakely said;
"Such is the sophistication of Bailey’s motorhomes, it’s hard to believe that the Bristol-based company has only been producing them since 2011. The winner of this category needs to be a great all-rounder and offer top value for money – the Autograph 79-4 does all that, and so much more."
Designed to be driven, every Autograph motorhome is powered by a 2.0 Hdi 160 bhp engine complete with a 6-speed manual gearbox housed in a new-look ‘polar white’ Peugeot Boxer Euro 6 cab. Driver and passenger comfort whilst en-route is also catered for with a pair of fully adjustable front swivel Captains seats with twin arm rests, cab air conditioning and engine cruise control all included as standard. This fully-specified cab is matched with a new ultra-low profile lightweight AL-KO AMC chassis which, with its lower centre of gravity, provides a more balanced weight distribution that improves road holding and braking efficiency as well as allowing for increases in user payloads.
As with all Bailey leisure vehicles, models are built using our patented Alu-Tech construction technology, cloaked in a GRP outer skin, making them more robust, more durable and yet lighter than those manufactured using conventional methods. This offers greater protection against the elements to keep you comfortable, safe and secure all year round. To date, approaching 50,000 Bailey leisure vehicles have been built with this ground-breaking technology and are currently being used around the world.
The three elements of the vehicle are integrated visually with a striking new exterior look, featuring a polar white cab and bodyshell which announces that you travel and arrive in style. Inside, if anything, the transformation is even more dramatic, with new cabinetry in a ‘Mendip Ash’ furniture finish combining with ‘Basalt Stone’ work surfaces, brushed steel fixtures and fittings, and the Grosvenor soft furnishing scheme combine to give this motorhome range that unmistakable touch of class. Whilst feature kitchens and washrooms plus a sophisticated 12v task and mood lighting system provide that all important wow-factor.
As people have come to expect from Bailey, models are extremely well specified and are packed with all the home comforts owners will need for relaxing and enjoyable holidays. Notably they include a factory fitted Fiamma awning and Truma 100-watt solar panel plus a fully-specified Alde radiator heating system. Plus, for the 2018 model year the equipment list extends even further with 15” or 16” alloys wheels (model specific), an Avtec 19” television, a Status 550 aerial, a Waceo reversing camera and even an in-built Peugeot satellite navigation system all now included in the standard specification. In short everything has been thought of to make these motorhomes a pleasure to own.
Bailey Managing Director Nick Howard said
“We believe that the new Autograph range represents a big step forward in Bailey motorhome design and we are delighted that this has been recognised with the receipt of this prestigious award from such a respected independent source”.
The full Autograph model line-up, including the award-winning 79-4, is available to view at your local Bailey Motorhome Retailer now. Please visit our Autograph pages for more product information & our Find a Retailer page to find details of your nearest Bailey agent.