4×4 Not Enough? Look To The Mercedes-Benz Zetros 2733 6×6

While not so much the case in the U.S., Mercedes-Benz has quite the reputation for building some of the toughest trucks around; what Mercedes is known for world-wide is its high standard of luxury. Two Mongolian businessmen have now contracted Mercedes to make customized, luxed-up versions of the three-pointed star’s Zetros mega-truck.

The Zetros 2733 is a three-axle, six-wheel drive cab chassis popular with the energy supply sector; yes, that’s right six-wheel drive. Powering the specialty Zetroses is a diesel-powered 7.2-liter inline-six pumping out 326 horsepower and an earth-turning 959 pound-feet of torque. Transmission options are either an Allison-sourced six-speed automatic or a hydraulically-shifted nine-speed, using eight forward gears and a crawl gear. Of course, power is sent through three mechanically-locking differentials to all six wheels.

The specially-made versions for the pair of friends out of Ulan-Bator have been given a full once-over — RV-like living space has been added on behind the cab, with the kind of high-end amenities such as heated marble floors, a full galley kitchen, and dining service for eight people. The cab contains a sleeping area, and the living space is split into a living/dining area with the galley, a bathroom, and a bedroom. All of the interior electrics are powered by a diesel generator or by a set of backup batteries, which can be charged by either the generator or a set of solar panels on the roof. Two separate water systems are set up in the vehicle — one for drinking water and one for the toilet and shower.

The two custom-ordered Zetros 6x6s will be used to adventure into the forests and deserts of Mongolia to go fox hunting. They will also be ready just in case the apocalypse comes.

Source: Mercedes-Benz


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