Grand Illusion Limo Spec.

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The All New 16 Passenger COIF Approved Grand Illusion Limo Cruiser Party Bus

Based on either the Mercedes Benz Sprinter 515 CDi, long wheelbase, high roof diesel vehicle or, the Volkswagen Crafter CR50 maxi high roof diesel vehicle, this 16 seater party bus, the Grand Illusion Limo Cruiser, built by Stanford Coachworks of Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, is now for sale from 1st.4LimoSales, part of the 1st. Events Group of Benfleet, Essex.

The Grand Illusion comes with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency’s (VOSA) Certificate of Initial Fitness (COIF) for carrying 16 fare-paying passengers. It is therefore 100% road-legal in the UK and can also be used throughout the EEC.

The Grand Illusion is available in both left and right hand drive configurations.

Mercedes Benz versions:
£79,950.00 PLUS VAT

Volkswagen versions:
£79,950.00 PLUS VAT

**Specification and price changes are subject to change without notice**

Power Plants, Transmissions and Tachographs

Mercedes Benz Sprinter 515 CDi

Engine: 2.148 litre diesel, 4 cylinder, Euro 4, M-B OM646 DELA, common rail.
Power: 110KW (150bhp) @3,800 rpm.
Gearbox: 5 speed fully automatic transmission (not Sprintshift).
Tachograph: Digital and factory fitted by Mercedes.
Speed limiter: Factory fitted by Mercedes.
Fuel efficiency: Mercedes fuel efficiency figures quote circa 25 mpg (11 litres/100Km.)

Volkswagen Crafter CR50 maxi

Engine: 2.459 litre diesel, 5 cylinder, Euro 4, common rail direct injection.
Power: 136PS @3,500 rpm.
Gearbox: 5 speed fully automatic transmission.
Tachograph: Digital and factory fitted by Volkswagen.
Speed limiter: Factory fitted by Volkswagen.
Fuel efficiency: Volkswagen fuel efficiency combined cycle figures quote 29.4 mpg (9.6 litres/100Km.)


Measurement Metres Feet/Inches(to nearest inch)
Wheelbase 4.325 14’ 2”
Overall Length 8.000 26’ 4”
Overall Height 2.80 9’ 2”
Interior Height 1.940 6’ 4”
Width (with mirrors out) 2.425 7’ 11”
Width (with mirrors in) 1.993 6’ 6”
Turning circle (wall to wall) 15.60 51’ 2”

Exterior/Interior Features

Exterior Features  
Blue sets of LED opera lights on either side in pairs
Chrome mirror, radiator grille and wheel trim finish
450mm. extension at the rear of the coach
Colour-coded bumpers and side mouldings
Full length body skirts
Hi-level rear lights
Stanford Coachworks designed and VOSA-approved passenger entrance steps
Full-length running boards for passenger ease of access and exit
Original rear lights retained with a 35 percent side wrap-around for side visibility
Hi resolution reversing camera
Roof marker lights – three each side
Under-chassis (UFO) lighting for use when the Grand Illusion is stationary
Two illuminated passenger grab handles – one exterior and one inside
entrance door to aid passenger entrance and exit

Interior Features  

1 x 19” LCD high definition monitor (1080P) mounted in the bulkhead behind the chauffeur.

1 x 40” LCD high definition monitor (1080P) mounted in the rear of the passenger cabin.

3 x 7” LCD monitors mounted in the side window uprights

16 passenger side-facing seats with either lap belts or fixed arm rests every two seats (customer choice)
240 volt a/c 1000 Watt inverter to run mains-powered devices
12 volt DC, 6-wine bottle cooler
High quality audio system with touch-panel controller and 4 x 10” sub-woofers
Secondary battery to independently supply LED’s, fibre optics and entertainment systems, with trickle charge provided by the main engine battery and heavy-duty alternator
Boot light to fully illuminate the boot area
Boot-housed removable waste bin, with chute from the rear of the passenger cabin
Chauffeur’s partition wall housing a monitor and 6-glass illuminated bar
Chauffeur’s seat trimmed to match passenger cabin seats
Entrance step LED courtesy lights
Fire extinguisher and first aid kit
Full bar in passenger cabin
Full bespoke soft trim interior
Twin air conditioning units fitted in the passenger compartment
Ice chests and glasses to all bar areas
Inter-seat glass holders and ice bins
Sound-responsive 3D show for passenger cabin laser-light show
Programmable lights in roof
Programmable rope light systems throughout the passenger compartment
Removable over-carpet for the passenger compartment
Robust chrome effect floor, with anti-slip feature
Roof unit incorporating mirrored stainless steel, with programmable LED lights and fibre optics package
Seats trimmed in tri-tone soft leatherette with other matching areas
Touch-screen controllers for lighting, entertainment and multi-media systems
Illuminated passenger grab handles


  • 3 year Mercedes Benz mechanical unlimited mileage or 3 year, 120,000 mile Volkswagen mechanical.
  • 3 year pan-European air conditioning – subject to regular servicing
  • 3 year Stanford Coachworks structural conversion
  • 3 years interior trim – subject to fair use
  • 3 years audio system with local support
  • Video screen warranty as provided for by the supplier – generally 1 year from date of purchase

Please note:
The Grand Illusion must be serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations for the Mercedes Benz or VW warranty to remain valid. The air conditioning system should be serviced annually to maintain peak performance.


  • Comprehensive European-wide network of both Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Service and Repair Centres
  • Air-conditioning service centres are readily available throughout Europe

Optional Extras

  • Climate control in place of air conditioning
  • Seating colours may be selected. Charges may apply, depending on choices made
  • Coachwork re-painted to client’s requirements (price determined once colour and finish confirmed)

Coachwork colours

  • Standard colour finishes are Mercedes and Volkswagen black or silver

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Vital Statistics

Year : 2009 Make : Mercedes / VW Model : Sprinter / Crafter Vehicle Type : Party Bus 'Limo Cruiser' Miles : 0 Colours : Silver / Black Coachbuilder : Stanford Passengers : 16 (C.O.I.F approved) Condition : Brand New Warranty : 3 Years (Merc) Financing : Yes  
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"Increasingly in demand as an alternative to the stretch S.U.V, The Grand Illusion ‘Party Bus’ Limo Cruiser with its unique WALK ON feature is sure to be a massive hit with the coach and bus operator’s clientele, as well as the Limousine industry.
Limousine Digest, August 2009
"This awesome vehicle brings a new dimension to any serious bus or coach operator, opening the door to the lucrative limousine market without changing the nature of their operation.
CBW Magazine, May 2009
"With an on road presence only seen with the huge Hummer type limousines, this vehicle will enhance any serious coach or bus operator. Externally, a genuine luxurious Mercedes Mini Coach, ~ internally, An All American stretch limousine, put it all together, you have the Grand Illusion Limo Cruiser.
PRIVATE HIRE Magazine, June 2009