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Old 03-25-2011, 09:30 AM
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Lightbulb Mercedes-Benz Zetros 6x6 luxed up for Mongolian hunting expeditions

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Mercedes-Benz Zetros 6x6 Mongolian Expedition Vehicle - Click above for high-res image gallery

Ordinarily looking like something you'd expect to see dragging Indiana Jones behind on a rope, the Mercedes-Benz Zetros is not exactly the pinnacle of luxury for which the Silver Star has become known to upscale buyers. But that doesn't mean it can't change.

Two businessmen in Mongolia have ordered a matching pair of the six-wheel-drive cargo truck and had them converted to luxury RVs for use on hunting expeditions. And we're not talking about poaching grouse with a shotgun, either: These guys hunt for wolves. In the Altai mountains. With an eagle. (Seriously, we couldn't make this stuff up - unless of course this is an early April Fool's joke from our friends in Stuttgart.)

For the expeditions, these Zetros customs have been fitted with everything you'd expect on a yacht: Full bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom (complete with shower, marble tiles and under-floor heating). They've got 46-inch flat-screen TV monitors, outdoor grilles, Bose sound systems, self-adjusting motorized satellite dishes, Wi-Fi, even place for an ATV.

A 7.2-liter inline-six diesel engine with 326 horsepower and 960 pound-feet of torque does the pushing/pulling duties, driving all six wheels for a chassis load capacity of 16 metric tons. Which strikes us as exactly what they'll need to schlepp all those electronics and marble tiling around the Mongolian desert. Follow the jump for all the details in the full press blast.


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Angle of Departure

'Only thing I'd want increased.
That chassis is a "Rock Climber" and the short AOD kinda limits it's inherent abilities.
BUT,I imagine these guys were limited by the Jacuzzi in the back.

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Approach angle is stock and (if you've seen the videos) plenty.

It's the departure angle that they screwed up on.

Stock Zetros




And how a Unimog camper solves the problem.

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Can't fit a hot tub and a personal theater in a unimog
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Can't fit a hot tub and a personal theater in a unimog
That's why they call it "roughing it," Joe . . .
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That's why they call it "roughing it," Joe . . .


Exactly. Give me a tent and a G-Class in the middle of a field in the forest and i'm happy.
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