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Unimog 5000 Concept

The best way to celebrate 60th anniversary of an iconic vehicle is with a unique concept car, and that’s exactly what Mercedes has done for the Unimog truck.

Inspired by the early open-cabin models of 1951 and a frog! this concept Unimog is the ultimate expression of what a sporty truck would be like. The design concept has been created as joint cooperation between the MBS development team, the Daimler commercial vehicle designers in Sindelfingen and a model designing partner.

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The design concept is based on the Unimog U 5000 chassis with its outstanding off-road capabilities. The traditional and well-known unique selling-point of the Unimog, its coil springs, are painted red in the concept vehicle, whereas Bertrand Janssen and his team have let its hulk of a bonnet with its typical Mercedes-Benz line and the mudguards shine out in a fresh green.

When selecting the colours used, the designers in Bertrand Janssen’s team were inspired by an unusual amphibian, the poison dart frog: Just like the Unimog it is also extremely mobile both in water and on land. And furthermore in this point it is once more the link between past and future as green was the colour of the very first Unimog and numerous follow-up generations of the vehicle. The headlights are like stage lights, which focus the beam of light. The clearly visible, sweeping lines of the frame have been finished with high-grade trims cut from aluminium blocks. The four same-size wheels make a strong optical impression with their five star alu-rim design.

Mercedes Vito Shuttle and Vito Crew

Mercedes-Benz Vito is a popular model in the world of commercial vehicles. Now the company is expanding the lineup thus improving its market share with two new models Shuttle and Vito Crew.

To explain them in brief, the Shuttle is comfortable, spacious, professional while the Vito Crew is more economical, practical and versatile. These models excel with their new design, economy and customer- oriented practicality. There is a choice of two 4-cylinder CDI diesel engines developing 70 kW (95 hp) and 100 kW (136 hp). The Vito Shuttle is also available in a 120 kW (163 hp) variant.

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The car’s are also packed with safety features some usually seen in this segment, including electronic stability programme ADAPTIVE ESP with all functions from anti-lock braking (ABS) and acceleration skid control (ASR) to trailer stabilisation in conjunction with a trailer coupling.

The Mercedes-Benz Vito Shuttle is available in three lengths – “compact”, “long” and “extra-long”. Prices start at EUR 30,180, while the Vito Crew is available in two lengths – “compact” and “long” starting at EUR 21,290.

Mercedes-Benz Zetros 2733 A 6×6

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.

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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.

Mercedes Benz Actros V8 Fuel Economy

Nobody really cares about big commercial trucks fuel economy, except Mercedes and that’s what makes them special!

The new Actros V8 featuring 510hp, 16-litre powerplant, which is mated to a 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift automated transmission, returns of almost 10.5mpg which is astonishing for this kind of vehicles.

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The 4×2 Actros 1851’s mouth-watering specification includes an air-conditioned, flat-floored MegaSpace cab with fridge and microwave oven. Supplied by Wellingborough dealer Intercounty Truck & Van, the new 40-tonner is also a real head-turner, thanks to its Alcoa alloy wheels and twin light bars.

“We wanted a flagship to promote our new business and knew exactly how it should look,” said MFR Operations Director Dave Halliday. “But it also had to be cost-effective and reliable in operation. “And although we don’t have any other Mercedes-Benz trucks on the fleet, my past experience has proved to me that for this sort of job the Actros cannot be beaten.”

MFR Haulage, which operates from a depot in Bolnhurst, near Bedford, was formed earlier this year after parent company Mobile Freezer Rentals decided to expand its transport division. It relied previously on a fleet of rigid and articulated vehicles equipped with cranes to move its own freezer units, but has now diversified into chilled and frozen food transport, and even general haulage.

Mercedes G-Wagon LAPV 6.X Concept

This is almost certainly the safest vehicle in the whole world, not because it’s full of airbags and stuff. It has much better features than that!

You see the G-Wagon LAPV is an armoured patrol vehicle which will protect you against most of the conventional weapons thanks to its monocoque full steel body. It even has a mine deflector plate on the vehicles floor!

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And because it’s a great offroader with 450mm of ground clearance, variable lift front and rear coil-over air shock absorbers which are adjustable while driving, you can drive it over everything you want!

The LAPV 6.X is powered by a high torque diesel engine which will give it a top speed of 150 km/h. It also features hydraulic braking system and four ventilated disc brakes, and an individual tyre inflation system.