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The RG-33 Based on the Unimog is the Most Survivable MRAP Vehicle in the World

Earlier, we featured a Mercedes-Benz Unimog stash somewhere in Colorado, which is just another testament that a lot of custom configurations can be made from the truck. So from the expedition and race builds, we now go to one of its most versatile builds, the RG-33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that came into service in 2007 for the US Military. The RG-33 was designed by the BAE System and produced in the U.S. The unit was based on the RG-31 used by the South African National Defense Forces, which also utilized the Unimog platform and powered by a 123 hp Daimler-Benz OM 352A diesel engine. Unlike its predecessor… Continue Reading »

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Stash of Custom Mercedes-Benz Unimog Trucks Discovered in Colorado

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog may be sporting the three-pointed star emblem, but there is nothing luxurious about it. It is as rugged as it gets, and it can plow through obstacles that normal SUVs or trucks couldn’t. The auto can conquer uneven terrains and up to 8 feet of water, thanks to its marvelous engineering. The Unimog is a special kind of truck though because it is not just for delivering payload. It can be used as an alternative to the standard pickup truck like what Arnold Schwarzenegger did. The vehicle’s highly-customizable architecture makes it such a darling to tuners too as we have seen it transformed into all kinds of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Antos With Sideguard Assist Is The Perfect Delivery Truck

The Mercedes-Benz Antos distribution trucks with radar-based Sideguard Assist make for the perfect delivery vehicles that traditional brewery Hofbräu München opted for five of these trucks to go around urban traffic distributing to their clients. “For us, it’s absolutely essential that drivers and all other road users are as safe as possible on the roads,” Jürgen Breitsameter, head of logistics at Hofbräu München, said in a statement. Daimler Trucks & Buses is the only manufacturer to offer a safety assistance system fully integrated into their vehicle’s architecture. The radar-based Sideguard Assist enables cyclists and pedestrians to be protected because the driver will not overlook them during turbulent traffic conditions. The… Continue Reading »

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Waste Collection Vehicle Mercedes-Benz Econic Gets Fitted With Active Brake Assist 4

The fourth generation of Mercedes’ Active Brake Assist will be fitted in the Mercedes-Benz Econic, a waste collection vehicle in Germany. The automaker said that the fourth generation of its assistance system will protect the most vulnerable road users—the pedestrians. As the waste collection vehicle gets deployed in both urban areas and the residential areas, so accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists are a part of the risk that drivers take. The confusing road and traffic conditions are part of everyday life, but such dangerous situations could be evaded by the Econic, thanks to the Active Brake Assist 4. The system is able to warn the driver of a collision and… Continue Reading »

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Premium Setra Bus Highlighted in Daimler’s Poster Calendar

Daimler revealed through its Global Media Site that it will be highlighting the Setra bus in its new poster calendar for 2017. The calendar features 12 artistic photos depicting the vehicle’s production process and the Setra Customer Centre. The title of the Setra poster calendar is “Stand by.” All the photos were taken at night in the Mannheim and Neu-Ulm plants of the bus. The artistic night shots aim to elicit dreamy emotions to the viewers. Each month of the calendar shows the heart of manufacturing at Setra. The posters include the foundry and the engine production test shop in Mannheim. Then, it is followed by the delivery of bodies-in-white in Neu-Ulm. Next, it… Continue Reading »

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Will the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Hit the US Market?

The production version of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is slated for a 2017 release. The concept model of the Mercedes pickup was just unveiled on October 25, 2016 at the Artipelag art museum in Stockhold, Sweden. According to Mercedes, the X-Class is only targeted for the markets of Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and Australia. Now why is the U.S.A., the country with the biggest demand for pickup trucks, not included? As mentioned in our earlier report, Forbes warned Mercedes to think carefully when it comes to the US market where a luxury pickup truck will likely fail, basing on the lessons learned from the Lincoln Blackwood, Cadillac Escalade EXT, and Chevrolet Avalanche. Still… 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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