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Remembering the Top 3 Iconic Mercedes-Benz Cars in Movies

Mercedes-Benz is not only synonymous with “luxury car”. Over the years, it has served as a symbol of grace, performance, class, style and many other words that when combined together would all sum up to “legendary”. As the year nears its end, let us pay homage to the top 3 iconic Mercedes-Benz cars in movies over the years: 1. A Good Day to Die Hard Despite the fifth installment of the franchise failing up to live to the hype and the expectations of hardcore Die Hard fans, the most memorable moment of the movie was during its earlier scenes that featured a bunch of Unimogs on a rampage. In fact,… Continue Reading »

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A Good Day to Die Hard Car Chase Stunts Showcased

The most memorable part of the recent Die Hard franchise titled A Good Day to Die Hard was the car chase scene at the beginning featuring a bunch of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and the Unimog wreaking havoc in the traffic. Well, who could forget that? It was a mixture of carnage, adrenaline rush and sheer awesomeness. Even the stars and the people behind the film said that it was their favorite part of the movie. At the Mercedes World in Surrey, people were given a chance to witness how the amazing driving stunts in the movie were performed. Among the stuntmen who demonstrated the pod stunt driving techniques was none other… Continue Reading »

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Unimog Gets A Facelift And An Engine Boost

Unimog, the Mercedes-Benz variant built like a tank, undergoes a little facelift and an engine upgrade according to Fox News. The 2013 range that was recently unveiled features a little more detailed armor that include panoramic cab, new work and power hydraulics, plus synergic traction. This ensures that it has the same resiliency that can easily cross rough and uneven terrains. The Mercedes-Benz truck also sports a 7.7 liter straight-six unit that is capable of giving off 354 hp and 885 lb-ft of torque. The so-called Daimlersaurus by environmental activists now has BlueEfficiency engines that effectively filter its emission. There were 10 units of the variant that made its debut… Continue Reading »

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Unimog And Econic Trucks Slated For Production In September

The latest iteration of the iconic Unimog truck will soon be available for sale, as it has been announced that production will begin in September. Together with the release  of the venerable Unimog is the Econic, another workhorse truck. Mercedes has announced that these trucks will be equipped with Euro VI compliant diesels. In the case of the Unimog, four and six cylinder engines will be offered, ranging from 155 to 355 horsepower. Other features will include daytime running lights, improved visibility with repositioned windshield wipers and a front camera.  Climate controls have also been given a makeover, so that the cabin occupants can operate as the Unimog does in… Continue Reading »

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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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Unimog – The Subject of Protests of Some Environmental Groups

The Unimog is preferred my many companies because of its tough build that can survive any terrain. The engine is also powerful enough to propel it in uneven slopes. According to the U.S. Edition of the ABC News, the heavy duty vehicle is expected to make its comeback into the North American market. Mercedes-Benz is currently targeting government agencies that are involved in civic works like the fire departments and others involved in emergency rescue. Despite the usability of the vehicle, environmental groups are protesting the inclusion of the vehicle in the market based on ABC and Worldwatch Institute. Among the reasons pointed out by Sierra Club’s Global Warming and… Continue Reading »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Switches from Hummer to Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger definitely prefers trucks over cars. Who can blame him? His big Mr. Universe and Terminator-like physique can make normal-sized cars seem so small. Also, maybe he likes a vehicle with plenty of room to move around. On the other light, preferring tough-looking trucks over cars might only be a way to feed his ego. Well, we are not sure about his reasons. But one thing is for sure, he sure know how to choose a perfect auto. Late this year, he gave up his Hummer over a customized Mercedes-Benz Unimog. Based on several reports over the Internet, this apparently cost him around $250,000…. Continue Reading »

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