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Mercedes-Benz GLT Engine, Design, Price Hinted

A new interview with Diane Tarr, Australia’s Mercedes-Benz Vans managing director, hinted about the power unit that might be installed under the hood of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz pickup truck, which will likely carry the model name GLT based on earlier reports. She mentioned about the possible architecture of the vehicle too. Tarr discussed with Drive during the launch of the latest Vito and Valente in Australia that the Mercedes-Benz GLT will most probably come with a diesel-powered six-cylinder V6 engine. The expected output of the power unit is at 190 kW with 620 Nm of torque. That’s higher than the popular Ford Ranger’s engine, which is configured to give off 147 kW… Continue Reading »

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LEGO Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 Unveiled

One memorable joint project between Daimler and LEGO was a Unimog made out of LEGO pieces. The latest collaborative work between the two companies produced the LEGO Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. The complex toy truck is technically-accurate and comes with all the mechanical features found on an actual Mercedes-Benz Arocs, including the suspension system, frames, drives, lifts, and steering. The Aroc truck of LEGO has a total of 2,793 components, Power Functions, and a number of the latest pneumatic actuators of LEGO. Due to this, it is considered to be among the most complex creations of LEGO Technic. The LEGO Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog is the Best Cross Country Vehicle of the Year

There are a few trucks from other brands that could emulate the outstanding features of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog. One thing that makes this monster stand out from its rivals is its capability to withstand harsh terrains and environmental conditions—be it in the desert, snow, ice, or flooded areas. Due to its nearly unparalleled features, it was chosen by the readers of the specialist journal “Off Road” as the Best Cross Country Vehicle of the Year under the “special-purpose vehicle” segment. The truck garnered 51.4 percent votes in the poll, giving it the first place among its rivals. It should be noted that the journal has been conducting similar polls since 1982…. Continue Reading »

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Extreme Mercedes-Benz Unimog on the Loose

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is certainly a one tough piece of a ride. It can transport heavy pieces of equipment, it is maneuverable despite its size, plus it can withstand rough environments and terrains. It should be noted that it can cross a body of water up to a meter deep too. These are just a few among the many reasons why it was chosen to star in the movie Jurassic World to help the heroes keep the dinosaurs in check. Well, if there was some sort of end of the world scenarios going on, whether it is a zombie apocalypse or treading a Mad Max-type wasteland, as long as its not a San Andreas movie kind of disaster,… Continue Reading »

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More Mercedes-Benz GLT Renderings From Various Artists

The Mercedes-Benz GLT, the planned pickup truck of the three-pointed star marque, is still a long way to go because it just came out from the drawing board. Sources say that its world premiere might not come until 2018 or 2019. However, some automotive artists are already giving us their ideas on how the Mercedes pickup might look like. So far, we have seen the rendering of the light truck above from TopSpeed, which captures much the essence of the GLE with its fine lines, curves, bumpers, side skirts, signature grille and logo. Now, we will also present some other renderings of the Mercedes-Benz GLT from various artists. The equally amazing… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Pickup Truck Will Be Named the GLT

A Daimler executive revealed that the official model name of the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck will be the GLT. The information was provided by none other than the head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans division, Volker Mornhinweg, to Car Magazine. It should be noted that Mornhinweg is also the one at the helm of the three-pointed star brand’s pickup truck project. That explains why he was the one who unveiled the plans for the new product of Mercedes to the press and why he has been the one speaking about it a lot lately. The exec explained that the reason for the development of the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck was global market expansion. However, he told… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Might Offer its New Pickup Truck in the US

When plans for the new pickup truck of Mercedes-Benz was announced, the original targets for the vehicle were the markets of Europe, Australia, Latin America, and South Africa. Noticeably missing in the list was U.S. who has a big heart for pickup trucks and SUVs. However, according to Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz USA is considering the addition of the vehicle in its list of products. Quoting the interview of Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon with the source, he commented, “We said to Stuttgart, ‘We are open, and let us assess the market.’ If that leads to us saying ‘green light,’ then we will bring it.” Although the CEO does not have the official figures yet to… Continue Reading »

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