Two businessmen from Mongolia have ordered a pair of Mercedes-Benz Zetros 2733 A 6×6, which is heavily customized inside and out, for what they say is their multi-day excursions into the Altai mountains. But reviewing its specs and extra equipments, one would think they have ordered it to survive in a very likely apocalypse!
Yes, this Zetros is that capable.
Based on the Actros platform, Zetros 2733 is powered by by the OM 926 LA 7.2-litre 6-cylinder in-line engine developing an output of 240 kW (326 hp) and an impressive maximum torque of 1300 Nm from 1200 to 1600 rpm. A choice of two transmissions is available: the standard unit is the hydraulically/pneumatically shifted G 131-9 nine-speed transmission (eight forward gears + crawler) with a direct-ratio top gear, with a six-speed Allison 3000 SP/PR fully-automatic transmission available as an option.
Before we get to the luxury features, let’s see what are the standard stuff you get with a Zetros inside the cabin which is basically a house! it comes with a padded sleeping berth for the driver, an air conditioning system, a 24 V audio system with CD player, a CD changer, a Bluetooth hands-free system and a 7-inch touchscreen to which a reversing camera is connected. A carrier system with a load capacity of up to 100 kg is installed on the cab roof. Four auxiliary spotlights and a twin air horn are mounted on this carrier, and the radiator grille houses four flashlights in red and blue. At the rear there is a carrier for two spare wheels, with a dedicated lifting system which also enables cargo to be hoisted onto the cab roof. The reversing camera is able to activate additional spotlights at the rear for safe manoevring at night. An adequate operating range in remote areas is provided by diesel tanks holding 300 and 200 litres.
Based on customers order, the car has been fitted with separate bedrooms, Luxurious bathroom with marble floor and underfloor heating, a galley featuring a ceramic hob, microwave with grill, refrigerator/freezer, bar and coffee machine. The sink has a hot and cold water supply, and a precisely fitted dinner set for eight people is also on board. For entertainment you get integrated flatscreen TV monitors (40-inch and 46-inch, one each facing the bedroom and seating group), a SAT receiver with an electrically self-aligning SAT dish, a DVD/CD player, an MP3 player, a Bose hi-fi sound system and a Mac Mini plus W-LAN router.