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Mercedes Unimog U5000 Turned Into a Camper in China

The Mercedes Unimog U5000 is such a massive beast in both on-road and off-road conditions. Recently, a new version of it was spotted in China at the Beijing Crab Island International Auto Show. What makes this one very special is that it has been converted into a camper. A few days ago, we released details and photos of the Mercedes Marco Polo, which is the three-pointed star brand’s answer to the Volkswagen California campervan. However, some may find the cabin sticking in its roof very awkward, pretty much the same with its VW rival. Despite the smaller sleeping room of the Mercedes Unimog U5000 camper, it seems to be better… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Actros Gets the Fleet Truck of the Year 2014 Award

Mercedes-Benz is not only outstanding in its luxury cars. Once again, the brand showed that it is capable of adapting into the continuously-changing landscape of the auto industry even in its other products. Recently, the new Mercedes Actros was voted as the “Fleet Truck of the Year 2014″. The recognition was given to the three-pointed star marque’s truck division in the Motor Transport Awards 2014. The Motor Transport Awards is considered by the automotive sector as their own version of the “Oscars” as its prestige can be likened to it. The latest event marked the 29th year of the awarding body. The judging panel was composed on 60 highly regarded experts in the auto… Continue Reading »

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Self-Driving Truck Demonstrated by Daimler

Daimler envisions the future of truck drivers as the time wherein there will be less stress on the road, and a period when they could just relax in the driver’s seat as their vehicles safely ferry them to their destination. Last Thursday, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz demonstrated its self-driving truck along the stretch of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg in eastern Germany. The self-driving truck was called the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. Well, that’s a pretty generic name for a truck packing very advanced features. As for the “2025″ in the name, the number represents the year that the truck maker plans to introduce the self-driving vehicle. According to The New… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Actros Literally Dwarfed by Its Cargo

Mercedes-Benz USA tweeted a photo last week showing the amazing power of the Mercedes-Benz Actros. The photo, which can be seen above, displays the Mercedes-Benz Actros carrying a massive mining truck. The cargo of the Mercedes truck is so huge that the vehicle carrying it looks like a miniature vehicle in comparison to it. According to an article in Road & Track, the usual mining trucks can be anywhere between 180 to 240 tons. But, the weight can even go more than that. Notably, a behemoth Caterpillar 797B mining truck weighs approximately 308 tons. As seen in the picture, the width of the two-lane highway alone is not enough to cover the mining… Continue Reading »

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Transformers 4 Features Daimler Trucks and Mercedes-AMG-Powered Pagani

Aside from Optimus Prime, it is worth noting that another character in Transformers: Age of Extinction will be taking the form of a Daimler truck. The identity of the 2014 Argosy cab-over truck by Freightliner is not yet confirmed but rumors say that it will be a Decepticon which will serve as the polar opposite of Optimus Prime. Hardcore fans of the franchise claim that it could be Ultra Magnus, Nemis Prime or Motor Master. Another key character that will appear in the Transformers 4 movie, rumored to be a Decepticon named Stinger, will take the form of a Pagani Huayra. ThePagani Huayra supercar carries a powerful 6.0-liter biturbo V12… Continue Reading »

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30,000+ Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks Now in Operation

In less than two years since it was launched on the market, the Mercedes-Benz Actros has proven time and again that it’s a formidable and reliable truck. Right now, there are around 30,000 of these trucks in operation worldwide, with some stated to have already accumulated mileage of over 600,000 kilometers. Of that aforementioned figure, Mercedes-Benz says that over a third (some 11,000 units, as per Mercedes-Benz) are already variants that come with Euro VI technology. The proportion of orders for Euro VI variants increase by the day, which is no surprise when you consider a customer survey of European customers from 12 countries showed that the customers managed to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Actros is Ireland’s ‘Truck of the Decade’

Here’s another award for the Mercedes-Benz Actros long-distance truck. This time, the accolade is the inaugural ‘Truck of the Decade’ award in Ireland, an award given by the Fleet Transport magazine. The award was based on votes through a variety of sources: Fleet Transport readers, Twitter and Facebook users, and attendees at the Mondello Truck Show. Voters chose from among the winners of the Irish ‘Truck of the Year’ award over the last decade, and the stiff competition faced by Mercedes-Benz included bets from Volvo, MAN, and Scania. Perhaps a big factor that helped the Actros win is the fact that it won the publication’s Truck of the Year award… Continue Reading »

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