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Vath Tunes Mercedes-Benz Citan

The Mercedes-Benz Citan is not typically considered by tuning specialists for a project they aim to work on, but this did not stop Vath from modifying one, as shown on a report from carscoops.com. The Citan is the product of the partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler. It is designed to be a passenger and light commercial vehicle. The van has three different body styles, the Panel Van, the Traveliner and the Dualiner. The Traveliner is mainly for non-commercial use and was the body style selected by Vath to tune. While the exterior modifications were not quite radial, they did change the character of the vehicle making it somewhat… Continue Reading »

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Dual-Clutch Gearbox Given To Mercedes-Benz Citan

Gear-shifting fans in the United Kingdom will have the opportunity to drive around with a select model of the Mercedes-Benz Citan featuring a dual-clutch transmission system by June, as shown on a report from carscoops.com. The double-clutch gearbox of the luxury van features a pair of sub-transmissions, which come with their own clutch. As powered is transferred by one into the wheels, the second is already pre-selecting the next gear. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new setup brings together the comfort offered by a six-speed transmission system and the driving experience of a manual gearbox in a light-weight and compact design. This facilitates a nearly seamless gear changes without losing any… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Unleashes Fleet of Zero Emissions Trucks

As of April 11, the Global Media Site of Daimler AG announced that they just commenced the first fleet test of their zero emissions trucks. The vehicles are all battery-operated, and the project is run by the Fuso brand of Daimler Trucks with the cooperation of the Municipality of Stuttgart and Hermes logistic company. The trucks are branded as the Fuso Canter E-Cell. Four trucks are used throughout the duration of the test. Each weighs six tonnes and equipped with special equipment to be used in various tasks. Two trucks come with hydraulic tipper bodies to be utilized in road construction and landscaping. The other two have box bodies for… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks Approved to Use HVO

We’ve featured about a guy before who uses French fries grease to power up his 1981 Mercedes-Benz. Now, Mercedes-Benz trucks have now been approved to use HVO. HVO stands for Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil. It is an alternative fuel source, a biodiesel type, that is derived from waste materials such as used cooking oil, oil from plants or even waste fats. The report from Daimler said the approval was made in February 2016. It allows the in-line six-cylinder truck models of certain Mercedes-Benz trucks to use HVO, which will not only reduce its reliance to fossil fuels but also to provide it with a more environmentally-friendly option. HVO has been produced… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Pickup Might Fall Under X-Class

More details about the upcoming Mercedes-Benz pickup truck are slowly emerging. According to Autoblog, the auto might fall under the X-Class or Z-Class range. However, the first mentioned name of its range is the most likely choice. The Mercedes-Benz pickup was initially thought to follow the first two letters of its maker’s SUV models. Thus, speculations floated around that it might be called the GLT. However, new rumors suggest that it might be the X-Class or Z-Class. Based on the source, the X-Class name is heavily favored by Mercedes because it makes the truck sound tougher. The letter “X” could be associated with words such as “extreme,” or it could also… Continue Reading »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Mercedes Unimog For Sale in eBay

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog that once belonged to Hollywood actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is being advertised as for sale in eBay. The truck is listed with a hefty $350,980.00 price tag. Schwarzenegger had the custom Mercedes Unimog assembled sometime in 2012. But in 2014, it was put up for sale in Germany. There is a little information of what happened between that period and the recent listing of the truck in eBay. So we are not sure about the person who bought the vehicle prior to this date. As a recap, Schwarzenegger spent $250,000 for the custom-built truck. The vehicle uses the platform of a 1977 Unimog UI300 SE. The massive auto houses a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog Turned Into a Massive Mobile Base

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog, along with the vans of its brand, is one of the favorites of outdoor enthusiasts. It’s because the truck is capable of accommodating a lot of customization options. Aside from its many potentials as a mode of transport, it can also be turned into a mobile home. One guy really took things further by transforming the massive vehicle into a mobile base that looks capable of handling even an atomic or zombie apocalypse while rechristening it as the KiraVan. Bran Ferren, co-founder of Applied Minds and former Head of Disney Engineering, was the person who conceptualized the product in 2010. Ferren named the customized Unimog after his daughter Kira, whom he… Continue Reading »

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