Iranian Engineer Designs Extreme off-road Mercedes Concept

Gill May 22, 2010

Siyamak Rouhi Dehkordi, a renowned engineer from Iran, has let his imagination loose and created a Mercedes-based Hexawheel concept. It is an extreme off-road automobile that a flexible frame and six wheels layout with Mercedes-Benz design.

Mercedes-Benz Hexawheel Concept

The concept vehicle caters to the discerning needs of individuals who need to travel to extremely difficult conditions and treacherous terrains. There’s more to the concept than just an eccentric design. Hexawheel features a flexible frame that provides it with a massive 46 cm ground clearance enabling it to conquer large obstacles with ease.

Mercedes-Benzs Hexawheel Concept

Dehkordi’s vehicle shape reflects symmetrical angular shapes. Further, it uses a complex hydraulic system for vehicle operation which involves a diesel engine attached to a flexible hydraulic power transmission system.


The all-wheel drive concept has a total length of 4.8 m featuring two wheelbases with a length of 0.95 m each. Ironically, the extreme Hexawheel concept is inspired from the associated structure of an insect’s body. Yes, you read that right. Consequently, the vehicle’s weight can be evenly distributed among its three axles.

The creator, a 35 year old Mechanical Engineer, is an employee of the Iranian car company Saipa-Zamyad. This is not the first time he has come under limelight. Earlier in 2008, his Ferrari Zobin design was well received and was viewed more than 16,000 times online.

Comments (3)

  1. Good design, used by volvo, bell, cat haulers. I have always been a huge fan of the Unimog range, which I think is still the best utility vehicle ever made. This vehicle seems to be targeting the same niche market. Be nice to know a little more about the suspension set up. What speeds would a vehicle like this be capable of and with what maintenance requirements?

  2. It’s an amazing design, and can be the new design for Unimog concept trucks. May be if you think about a hybrid truck Diesel-Electric could be good idea.
    Only change the rear side because it’s very similar to a Lincoln truck.

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