Sporting a permissible gross vehicle weight of 18 tons, Mercedes has gifted the Zetros with four-wheel drive and a BlueTec 7.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine rated 326 horsepower. The diesel mill is coupled to a six-speed transmission. Oh, did we mention that it comes with three differential locks and a two-stage transfer case? 16.00 R 20 off-road tires, the 2 x 500 mm maximum degree of articulation, a climbing ability of 80 percent and a fording depth of 1,190 mm complete the list of off-road capabilities.
As you might've figured by now, this new Zetros variant is all about numbers. Big numbers. Take, for example, the 300-liter fresh water tank or the 600-liter diesel fuel tank. Moreover, the Mercedes-Benz Zetros is fitted with two heating units and an air conditioner for added comfort. A lithium-ion battery pack, a solar energy system and a power generator are also on the menu.
The high-specification interior layout is just as carefully thought out as it is comfortable. A spacious L-shaped seating arrangement with kitchenette is complemented in the central section by a bathroom. A roomy double bed rounds off the accommodation at the rear. The high-grade furnishings in the mobile home are trimmed with a real-wood veneer in bird's-eye maple.
Both the floor and the kitchen worktop are finished in lightweight natural stone. The large sofa in the slide-out is upholstered in breathable genuine leather, while an entertainment system featuring a satellite dish, a Bose sound system and internet connectivity round off the living quarters nicely.