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Mercedes-Benz X-Class: Will It Pass or Fail?

In the automotive scene, there is a lot unpredictability going on. A car can receive a lot of praises when it makes it world premiere only to bomb during its production stage. Mercedes-Benz may be a very successful luxury car brand but it is also no stranger to that phenomenon. With the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class at the Artipelag art museum in Stockholm, Sweden on October 25, 2016, Forbes asks whether the upcoming pickup truck will pass or fail. It should be noted that it is not the first time for Mercedes to make a pickup. In the 70s, the three-pointed star brand already built one based on the W115 platform… Continue Reading »

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5 Key Features of the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class

As earlier speculated, the new Mercedes-Benz pickup truck is named the “X-Class.” So it’s not the “GLT” as many sources have called it. The Mercedes-Benz X-Class was just revealed at the Artipelag art museum in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Here are the things we learned from the launching of the X-Class: 1. Styling The Mercedes X-Class Concept may share the same platform with the Nissan Navara, but the new pickup truck of Merc distanced itself from its counterpart in Nissan in terms of styling. The X-Class incorporates the combination of sporty and luxurious design language of its maker. The Mercedes pickup truck carries over many elements of the three-pointed star brand’s C-Class… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLT Vs Nissan Navara: A Quick Comparison

Mercedes-Benz is finally unveiling its GLT pickup truck on October 25 in Stockholm. That’s what we learned from the teaser the automaker released recently. The Mercedes-Benz GLT is based on the platform used by the Nissan Navarra. Therefore, most people just couldn’t help but compare the two pickup trucks. It should be reminded though that the GLT which will be revealed a few days from now is still in its concept form, so there is a possibility that the production model might be different from the one shown in Stockholm. Nevertheless, let us discuss the similarities and variations of the vehicles based on what we learned so far about the Vision… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLT Video Teaser Released

Mercedes-Benz confirmed through a teaser that it will finally unveil its new pickup truck concept. Called the Mercedes-Benz GLT, the video said the vehicle will make its world premiere on October 25, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. The new Mercedes pickup truck is based on the platform of the Nissan Navara but with the signature aesthetics of three-pointed star brand. Based from the tidbits of information shown in the teaser, the frontal half of the GLT appears to follow some of the aggressive styling elements present in the SUVs of Mercedes. When news of the GLT began to surface last year, people were divided about what to expect from the pickup. Some predicted that Mercedes might follow… 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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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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