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Introducing newest most extreme motor home on the planet: Mercedes Zetros

Mercedes-Benz introduces the ultimate recreational vehicle for outdoor enthusiasts. You want one don't you!

This super-home on wheels was created by Mercedes-Benz and two other partners. What they came up with is the most extreme motor home on the planet. It’s a high-end mobile home from who else but Mercedes-Benz and features the off-road ability of a Unimog with load-carrying capacity of a truck. It’s called Zetros and it combines work from two other partners, the body comes from Hartmann Spezialkarosserien, the interior from Hunerkopf. What makes Zetros so special?

The off-road ability of a Unimog

We don’t usually cover motor homes, but this beauty is just too good to pass up telling you about. If you can’t get there with this beast, you shouldn’t be going there. Mercedes-Benz provides the platform for Zetros and it comes with extreme off-road ability and load-carrying capacity. This high-end motor home comes with permanent all-wheel drive, high ground clearance, single tires, no fewer than three differential locks and a two-stage transfer case. It’s capable of a maximum degree of articulation of 2 x 500 mm, the fording depth is up to 1190 mm, while the climbing ability is 80 percent.

The load-carrying capacity of a truck

Zetros comes with two-axles and a gross vehicle weight of 18 tons. The recreational vehicle is powered by a 7.2-liter six-cylinder in-line engine with 240 kW (326 hp) of output plus Mercedes’ BlueTec technology in combination with a six-speed automatic transmission and comes with massive 16.00 R 20 off-road tires.

On-board equipment

The equipment onboard is just as impressive and includes huge tanks holding 300 liters of fresh water and 600 liters of diesel, two heating units, and an air conditioner. It also features a combination of lithium-ion batteries and a solar energy system. If that isn’t enough to keep you on your journey, there’s a power generator on hand to meet all energy needs. The impressive array of on-board equipment additionally includes two independently operated, diesel-powered hot-water heaters.

The luxuries of home inside

When Mercedes-Benz does things they do it right and this high-end motor home has all the luxury features of home. It comes with a slide-out with carbon-fibre skin for increased living area inside. The living are features natural-stone floor, real-wood furnishings and a glass shower. And to keep you entertained once you get there, Zetros comes with a high-grade entertainment system with automatic satellite dish and internet connection. The living and sleeping areas are each equipped with an LED TV and the sound system is provided by Bose.

The three companies have partnered to create the ultimate motor home for extreme recreation. Mercedes didn’t release and pricing, but it has to come with a big price tag. To see the most extreme motor home on the planet, the Mercedes-Benz Zetros super-home will celebrate its public premier at the Caravan Show in Dusseldorf, Europe's leading trade fair for recreational vehicles, from August 30 through September 7.

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