There are only two Mercedes-Benz Zetros vehicles today. They have been made for two buyers in Mongolia who intend to use them as luxurious hunting and expedition vehicles for their traditional Mongolian wolf hunts with an eagle.
And they are not simply plushed-up mobile homes. They are intended to be used in Ulan-Bator where they will endure the altitudes of above 4400 feet and sub-zero temperatures and will be mostly driven off-road. This is why a traditional mobile home would not be sufficient, so the Mercedes-Benz Zetroses have been made to ensure comfort in extreme driving conditions.
Looking at it from the outside, the Zetros looks like a rugged military vehicle, but the interior includes loads of perks, just some of which are a padded sleeping berth for the driver, powerful Bose audio system, AC system, Bluetooth connectivity, 46-inch flatscreen monitor, reversing camera and a 7-inch touch screen. The power is generated by a diesel generator or via solar panels. Everything is made of luxurious and durable materials, including high-quality wood, marble, leather and aluminum. Each Mercedes-Benz Zetros has a fully functional and very luxurious bathroom, kitchen, sitting area and bedroom.
Insulation was very important, due to weather conditions that go to both extremes, so the Zetroses have sandwich panels insulated with hard PU foam on walls, roofs and floors, while the windows are double-glazed.
The roof holds a carrier system that can take up to 100kg, while two spare wheels can be found at the rear. One of the Zetros RVs even has a bay for a quad-bike. The dimensions of the vehicles are completely the same when it comes to width of 2.7m and height of 4.2m, while length differs – the Mercedes-Benz Zetros that holds the quad-bike bay is 11.3m long, while the one without the bay is 0.6m shorter. The paintjob also differs. The longer version is adorned with the image of a Golden eagle, while the shorter one is decorated with a picture of a horse.
Under the hood you will find a very reliable OM 926 LA 7.2l six-cylinder turbo diesel engine which delivers 326hp but also a mountain-moving torque of 959 lb-ft in the range from just 1200 to 1600 rpm. The transmission includes two options – one nine-speed manual and one six-speed automatic. [via]
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