The all new second generation Bailey Autograph motorhome: prices and ranges explored

Six new layouts await in Bailey's latest second generation Autograph line-up
Six new layouts await in Bailey's latest second generation Autograph line-up

Wednesday, 20, Jul 2016 03:41

by Joe Jeffrey

Take an in-depth look at all the layouts in Bailey's latest motorhome offering, the all new, second generation Autograph range

It could be true to say that many thought it would be impossible to improve on the practicality and comfort of the original Autograph range, but judging by what we've seen today, it seems Bailey have accomplished this in an attempt to deliver their best ever motorhome yet. But what about the six layouts?

Upon launch, six models within the Autograph range will be available, namely the four berth Autograph 75-2, Autograph 75-4, Autograph 79-4, and Autograph 79-4T, as well as two six berth options by way of the Autograph 79-6 and Autograph 79-6G. Prices range, rather competitively, between £50,995 and £55,490.

The Autograph 75-2, 75-4, 79-4, 79-4T & 79-6 models will be arriving at approved Bailey retailers from early August onwards. The Autograph 79-6G will make its first appearance at the Motorhome & Caravan Show, NEC Birmingham in October.

All Autograph models have been assigned new names using a number sequence identifying the length of the vehicle and the amount of dedicated passenger seats (e.g. the 75-2 model is 7.5 metres long and capable of transporting two people). In certain case a suffix letter has been added to signify the layout type. Layout details for each model within the all new second generation Autograph range are as follows:

Autograph 75-2

Four berth low-line end-bedroom with longitudinal fixed double bed (formerly the Approach Autograph 740 model)

Autograph 75-4

Four berth low-line end-bedroom with longitudinal fixed double bed & designated travelling seats (formerly the Approach Autograph 745 model)

NEW Autograph 79-4

Four berth low-line end-bedroom with twin fixed single beds, designated travelling seats & rear storage locker

NEW Autograph 79-4T

Four berth low-line end-bedroom with longitudinal fixed double island bed, designated travelling seats & rear storage locker

NEW Autograph 79-6

Six berth low-line end-lounge, front transverse drop down double bed & designated travelling seats

NEW Autograph 79-6G

Six berth low-line end-bedroom with rear transverse fixed double bed, front transverse drop down double bed, designated travelling seats & rear storage garage

All models feature the Peugeot Boxer Euro 6 cab powered by 2.0 Blue Hdi 160 bhp engine complete with a 6-speed manual gearbox, AL-KO AMC chassis and the Alu-Tech bodyshell as standard specification.

Range images

Autograph 75-2

Autograph 75-4

NEW Autograph 79-4

NEW Autograph 79-4T

Key Features of the New Autograph Range include:

Peugeot Boxer Cab

- NEW Peugeot fully compliant Euro 6 Boxer Cab supplied with a 3 year / 100,000 mile warranty & 12 months Peugeot Assist Cover

- NEW Peugeot 2.0 Blue Hdi (High Pressure Direct Injection) 160 BHP engine with six speed manual gear box

- NEW 'Bianco' white cab with colour coded bumpers and door handles

- NEW Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

- Cruise control & cab air conditioning

- Driver & front passenger airbags

- NEW fully adjustable upholstered driver & passenger Captains' seats with twin armrests & integrated headrests

- DAB Radio with Bluetooth connectivity & 2 door speakers

- NEW twin cup holders

AL-KO AMC Chassis

- Ultra-low profile wide track AL-KO AMC Chassis

Alu-Tech Bodyshell Habitation Area

- Supplied with a 6-year transferable body shell integrity guarantee & a 3-year transferable manufacturers components warranty*

- 4-year transferable extension to bodyshell integrity guarantee available as a cost option (making 10 years in total)

- 3-year transferable extension to manufacturers component warranty available as a cost option (making 6 years in total)

- EN-1646-I Grade III classification for heating & thermal insulation

- European Whole Vehicle Type Approval

Construction

- Structural interlocking aluminium extrusion external framework with no external fixing points for additional strength & rigidity

- Four or five part fully bonded exterior panel assembly system featuring:

- Upper body panels manufactured using superior bead application laminating technology for a stronger more consistent bond

- Upper body panels built using a timber free construction, incorporating a composite plastic internal skeleton, a high density polystyrene insulation & a GRP inner wall lining

- Upper body panels cloaked in a single sheet impact resistant GRP outer skin for extra durability

- Strengthened floor panel with GRP underside protection

Exterior Features

- NEW 'Polar white' bodyshell with co-ordinating graphics scheme

- NEW design 'Aero Style' rear bumper and light pillars with individual LED road lights, wheel arches & side skirts

- NEW flush fit double seal exterior locker doors featuring heavy duty handles, two compression locks & retaining clip

- NEW 'Aero Style' Fiamma F45S wind-out awning

- NEW 'Aero Style' double glazed windows throughout

- NEW large 'Aero Style' double glazed opening sky view over cab window with pleated night blind

- NEW exterior gas BBQ point

Interior Features

Furniture & Soft Furnishings

- NEW Bailey 'Mendip Ash' furniture finish

- NEW Dual finish high gloss overhead locker doors in living area

- NEW 'Satin white' finish cupboard doors in kitchen & vanity units in washroom

- NEW 'Basalt stone' finish kitchen & washroom worktop laminate

- NEW 'Granite stone' finish shower cubicle

- NEW premium quality fixtures & fittings in brushed steel finish

- NEW 'Aero Style' overhead locker system with split level storage, gas struts, domestic style metal hinges & push open locker doors

- Structural locker dividers with greater load bearing capacity

- NEW domestic standard kitchen units featuring durable worktop surfaces and heavy duty drawers with positive catches

- NEW drop-down kitchen worktop extension (model specific)

- NEW design slide out bed boxes for easy bed make up

- NEW design fixed beds with aluminium frames & gas strut assisted opening mechanism (model specific)

- NEW design ceiling mounted mechanically operated Alu-Line transverse drop down double bed with sprung base (model specific)

- NEW 'DreamSleep' multi-layered lounge seat base cushions for enhanced comfort & easier bed make-up

- NEW 'DreamSleep' domestic style lounge backrests for enhanced comfort

- NEW foam filled upholstery featuring premium quality fabrics and high density filling

- NEW 'DreamSleep' mattress with honeycore foam construction and breathable anti-bacterial ultimate freshness fabric

- NEW ergonomically shaped rear designated travel seats (model specific)

- NEW choice of either 'Berkeley' or 'Grosvenor' soft furnishings with two scatter cushions, co-ordinating decorative window panels and roman window blinds

Electrical System

- NEW Truma 100 watt solar panel

- Banner 110 ampere/hour premium leisure battery

- NEW electrical control panel with push button operation for all motorhome services

- NEW 12v ambient, mood and task lighting throughout

- NEW 230v power supply with up to eight new design interior sockets

- NEW up to three USB sockets

Water & Heating Systems

- Alde Hydronic Compact 3020 programmable radiator heating system with combined water heating

- Touch screen user-friendly control pane

- Dual fuel 3.4 Kw gas and 3 Kw electric power sources

- Programmable daily timer

- Panel radiator in washroom

- NEW panel radiator in living area (model specific)

- Whale Aqua smart II on-board water pump with Aquasource 'lay flat' filling pipe

- 100 litre external insulated fresh water tank with baffles and level sensor

- 100 litre external waste water tank with baffles & level sensor

- Inboard shower unit with ceramic ball mixer tap and Ecocamel shower head

- NEW single piece fully sealed shower cubicle with concertina partition door

- NEW pedestal washroom hand basin with ceramic ball mixer tap

- NEW retractable clothes line

- NEW shower mat & duck board

Kitchen Equipment

- Dometic 103 litre refrigerator with electronic ignition and detachable full width freezer compartment. Capacity increases to 110 litres when freezer compartment is removed

- NEW Thetford Duplex combined oven & grill with electronic ignition & flame failure device

- NEW Thetford dual-fuel hob with electric hotplate & 3 gas burners

- Stainless steel 800 watt microwave oven conveniently located at eye level

- NEW stainless steel square kitchen sink with swan-neck mixer tap, washing up bowl, drainer & chopping board

Safety & Security

- AL-KO outriggers fitted to AMC Chassis for enhanced floor strength

- 3-point seat belts on all designated travelling seats (model specific)

- Steel frame seat base supports for all designated travelling seats (model specific)

- Steel framed seat base tops for all designated travelling seats (model specific)

- Steel framed structural bulkhead to support all rear-facing designated travelling seats (model specific)

- Dedicated storage location for both free-standing & wall/floor mounted tables

Optional Upgrades

- NEW 15" or 16" graphite alloy wheels (model specific)

- NEW Factory fitted Media Pack

- Waeco reversing camera & dashboard mounted screen

- Status 550 telescopic directional digital television aerial

- 19" Avtex digital television (12v or 240V) mounted in front lounge

- NEW Factory fitted Media Pack Plus

- Branded 6.5" touch-screen head unit incorporating reversing camera screen

- Waeco reversing camera

- Status 550 telescopic directional digital television aerial

- 19" Avtex digital television (12v or 240V) mounted in front lounge

- 24" Avtex digital television with DVD player (12v or 240V) mounted in rear bedroom

- Branded 300W lounge speakers

- Branded portable Bluetooth awning speaker

- NEW Leather fabric upgrade on both 'Berkeley' and 'Grosvenor' upholstery choices

- Bespoke motorhome bedding sets to co-ordinate with soft furnishings (model specific)

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