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Awesome Video of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog in Action

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is definitely a beast that can cover any terrain or road condition. The only thing that can only surpass it probably is a tank. Thus, it makes it very ideal for off-road driving. Whether it is a swampy area with up to four feet water level, snowy landscape, barren terrain or an uphill driving, this will certainly conquer it. Some famous people like Arnold Schwarzenegger even use it to display their own style or show dominance in the highway. The recent Die Hard movie even featured it to show the massive stuff that it can do on the road. So have you ever wondered what makes this… Continue Reading »

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Last Rounds of Extreme Testing for Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz Unimog and Econic

Mercedes-Benz is keen on making sure that the next generation of its Unimog implement carrier and extreme off-roader as well as the new Econic will be able to handle the harshest conditions. The aforementioned vehicles are currently going under the last round of tests such as winter road clearing in Rovaniemi, Finland. The Unimog is meant to handle extreme conditions, from winter operations to tasks done under the scorching sun… such as cleaning up solar panels in Spain. Of course, they are also meant to perform road servicing well no matter what the condition, temperature, altitude, or weather. On the other hand, the Econic is a special vehicle that has… Continue Reading »

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Bauma 2013: Mercedes-Benz Premieres Arocs, Atego, and Citan

Mercedes-Benz was very active at the Bauma International Trade Fair in Munich, with three trucks making their premieres: the Arocs, Atego, and Citan. This marks the completion of the German automaker’s construction offerings, a full-range and custom-designed lineup that will provide solutions for practically any construction application. The 2013 edition marks the 30th year of the trade fair that focuses on machinery, vehicles, and other equipment for construction applications. That makes perfect timing for Mercedes-Benz, which just completed its initiative to field a Euro VI-compliant truck lineup with the new Atego’s debut. The Arocs is all about power and robustness, while the Atego focuses on value and dedication. Of course, both… Continue Reading »

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Euro VI-compliant Mercedes-Benz Atego Truck Makes Debut

There’s a full nine months before the Euro VI emissions standards are imposed in Europe. This marks the conclusion of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ initiative to get Euro VI-compliant trucks out into the market. With its new Medium Duty Engine Generation platform and Blue Efficiency Power technology, the Atego achieves total compliance with Euro VI regulations. The platform comes with SCR systems, diesel particulate filters, and exhaust gas recirculation. Aside from that tech, there’s also a freshly engineered interior for the trucks as well as an ESP system and automated transmissions. Mercedes-Benz Trucks started its initiative off with the Actros in 2011, followed by the heavy-duty Antos in 2012 and the construction-type Arocs… Continue Reading »

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New Arocs Set To Make Its Public Debut This April

The all-new Arocs line of trucks makes its debut this year. This was revealed last month in the official website of Mercedes-Benz UK. The new line of heavy-duty vehicles is designed to cater to the diverse and ever-changing demands of the construction industry according to the website. Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said that all-purpose are becoming obsolete, that is why they are not offering custom-fit vehicles that can cater to the differing needs of its clients. The line includes dump trucks, tractors, concrete mixers and drop-side chasis vehicles. The outputs of the trucks range from 240hp to 630hp. All of these also meet the emission requirements set by… Continue Reading »

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Revenues of Daimler Trucks Increased In 2012

The rollercoaster ride in the truck market last year had little effect on the sales and revenue of Daimler Trucks as it posted good earnings in 2012. The market initially saw strong sales in the first half of 2012 before it dipped due to the sovereign debt problem in Europe and the reduced demand in North America. Reconstruction activities in Japan may have propped up the market at the start, but it gradually tapered off in the second half of 2012. Despite the obstacles, Daimler Trucks was able to increase revenues by 9 percent, particularly in the Asian and North American region. Although Western European sales declined in Western Europe… Continue Reading »

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Low Sales Of Trucks And Buses Forecasted By Daimler This First Quarter

Daimler recently revealed that it expects poor sales in trucks and buses this first quarter of 2013 according to Reuters. The assumption of Mercedes-Benz’s parent company was based on the low sales of the units in the European and U.S. markets. However, the company is hopeful that the sales will improve in the second half of the year based on division chief Andreas Renschler’s statement. In addition, Renschler said in an annual press conference that the 8% operating margin targeted for the current year would be delayed by one year. Reuters blamed the losses to the crisis in the European zone. The publication cited that the low demand is directly… Continue Reading »

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