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Watch the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 Crew Van Go Off-Road

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter may not hold a candle against the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. However, it is also capable of conquering the dirt road. In a video released by Manuel Carrillo III in his YouTube channel, he demonstrates what the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 Crew Van is capable of. But before anything else, let us take a quick look at the key specs of the van that many thought can only only pass through a smooth cemented pavement. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 Crew Van is the first four-wheel-drive van offered in the United States of America, according to Motortrend. Before, lifted four-wheel-drive vans were only offered through aftermarket sources in the U.S…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog Voted as the Best 2016 Cross-Country Vehicle

Rugged terrains, slippery paths, harsh weather, shallow river crossing and other extreme environmental conditions, it does not matter because the Mercedes-Benz Unimog can conquer them all. Recently, the Unimog was awarded the “Cross-Country Vehicle of the Year” under the “special-purpose” category by “Off Road” journal. According to Daimler, Off Road conducted a poll to determine the winner the best cross-country vehicle of the year. There were 12 categories that include the special purpose vehicles segment. There were 126 vehicles to choose from, and a total of 85,080 votes were cast by readers. The Unimog stood out in the special-purpose vehicles category, bagging nearly half of the votes. It had 43.3 percent votes in… Continue Reading »

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Watch the Mercedes-Benz G500 Off-Road Test Video

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is definitely one of the most enduring lineup in the three-pointed star brand. For decades, it has never failed to amaze everyone despite having only subtle changes in its appearance. The cabriolet and the 6×6 types are, of course, exceptions to this statement. The amazing changes involving the auto usually happens deep inside it, or under its hood. Recently, the YouTube channel of YouCar showed what the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G500 could do off-road. The iconic SUV can be seen cruising the dirt road with ease even through uneven terrains, rocky surfaces, and very steep slopes. An under-body shot even displays the way the axles adopt to the… 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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Iglhaut Reveals Off-Road Tuning Plans for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class

Aftermarket tuning specialist Iglhaut recently announced its plan to release a new package for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class. According to to tuner, it will be transforming the van into an “extreme terrain vehicle”. Iglhaut stated that it will equip the auto with a permanent all-wheel-drive system coupled with three locking differentials, higher suspension, and underbody protection. Also seen in the photos of the V-Class released by the company are large off-road wheels, roof rack, brush guard, vehicle snorkel, and rocker bars. It looks like it is definitely built for very bumpy and flooded terrains. The ground clearance of the planned Iglhaut Mercedes V-Class offers a ground clearance of around 11 inches. In… Continue Reading »

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Off Road Magazine Readers Vote Mercedes-Benz Unimog Vehicle of the Year (Special Vehicles Category)

In the Special Vehicles category, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog won the best off-road vehicle of the year, as voted by the readers of the Off Road trade magazine. The Unimog garnered 31.1 percent of the votes in its segment. A total of more than 74,000 votes cast for some 125 vehicles that were included in the thirteen categories. The magazine has been conducting reader polls since 1982. For the 2013 model year, the different Unimog variants got a major overhaul, as the interiors and exteriors had been completely redesigned. The changes covered implement carriers (U 216 to U 423, as well as the U 530), along with extreme off-roaders (U 4023 and U… Continue Reading »

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Special G-Class editions released

German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz proudly releases two brand new models of the G-Class off-road vehicle. The twins, known as the Edition Select and the BA3 Final Edition, can be differentiated by their wheelbase length – one being longer than the other. Two variants will be offered for the shorter BA3 Final Edition model, specifically the G350 BlueTEC whose 6-cylinder diesel engine is capable of 211 hp and 540 Nm and the G 500 with a 5.5-liter gasoline engine which can easily churn out 388 hp and 530 Nm. Both models feature Mercedes-Benz’s permanent all-wheel drive system with off-road ratio as well as a 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic tranny. And then there’s… Continue Reading »

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