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Old 04-28-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default New Mercedes Unimog debuts to the cheers of little boys everywhere

Awesome......

Autoblog: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/04/27/n...boys-everywhe/



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The Mercedes-Benz Unimog, the superhero villain of the off-road world that's just waiting to make the jump to Transformer, has been completely upgraded for its new generation. There are ten models, expanding the range and getting new designations across the traditional all-terrain series and the implement-carrier series. Panoramic cabins get more visibility, multifunction steering wheels and better dash clusters, improved HVAC and a three-mode central tire inflation system. Outside, there are new items like LED headlights and daytime running lamps in the bumper, roof-mounted windshield wipers and a front-camera monitor for the implement carrier.

The new engine lineup is compliant with Euro VI, featuring four- and six-cylinder BlueEfficiency engines putting out anywhere from 156 horsepower to 354 hp. Powerplant placement has also been tweaked, the chassis members getting a revised curve to place the engine a bit further back and lower, maintaining off-road clearance and lowering the Unimog's center of gravity. The new location of the engine means the cabin has more room, and the wheelbase is shorter. Combined with a higher turning angle, the Unimog has a smaller turning radius than before.

The implement carrier gets what's called a "synergistic traveling drive," the bonus being that drivers don't need to stop in order to use an attachment a hydrostatic transmission works with the regular manual transmission at up to 31 kilometers per hour for seamless switching.

Those are just a tiny number of the changes in the new monsters from Mercedes-Benz. You can find out enough about them in the two videos and three press releases below to become a certified dealer.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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They got that right!
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:24 AM   #4
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Soon to be seen traversing across an African desert, 10,000lbs over its weight limit
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:54 AM   #5
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Need to go look at the soccer mom version.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:44 AM   #6
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Unf, that's hooooot. I wish we got those in the US, I want to make an expedition vehicle.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:04 PM   #7
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perfect zombie apocalypse vehicle
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:24 PM   #8
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I dont get that. with fuel being so scarce. this is not going to be that great of an apocalypse vehicle.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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I dont get that. with fuel being so scarce. this is not going to be that great of an apocalypse vehicle.
At least pre-DPF diesels are readily modifiable to run off biodiesel or even waste veggie oil rendered zombie-corpse lard.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:21 PM   #10
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I bid on one at an auction about 15 years ago--praying that the general populace attending was unaware of its awesomeness... my hopes were dashed... .
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #11
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PLEASE tell me they are going to bring it to the states!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:57 PM   #12
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:06 AM   #13
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I dont get that. with fuel being so scarce. this is not going to be that great of an apocalypse vehicle.
Well if 80% of the world is dead.. That would mean you do have some fuel. Diesel Rigs would be all over the place and you could easily puncture the tanks to grab fuel.... Me personally. I want something slow heavy and hard as hell to get into. Armored truck...

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:12 AM   #14
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Well if 80% of the world is dead.. That would mean you do have some fuel. Diesel Rigs would be all over the place and you could easily puncture the tanks to grab fuel.... Me personally. I want something slow heavy and hard as hell to get into. Armored truck...

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:08 AM   #15
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Funny part is that you took me as serious and wasted time finding a Gif instead of saying WTH?

Bahaha

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:09 AM   #16
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I am not seenig the attraction...
It would only be reliable for a month..

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #17
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Funny part is that you took me as serious and wasted time finding a Gif instead of saying WTH?

Bahaha

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Not in the slightest. I get context is lost on a screen but, the gif is more of hearing something crazy. I know your not serious. I was just playing off the joke.

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:58 AM   #18
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Well if 80% of the world is dead.. That would mean you do have some fuel. Diesel Rigs would be all over the place and you could easily puncture the tanks to grab fuel.... Me personally. I want something slow heavy and hard as hell to get into. Armored truck...

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Actually power transformers are on nearly every block. If you can figure out a way to puncture a hole in them and drain the mineral oil into a bucket, many diesel engines can burn it for fuel.

The crappy thing is these diesels are bluetec, meaning you'll probably need DEF fluid which is not so easy to find.

Also, they make these unimogs into excellent offroad motorhomes, which are great for the zombie apocalypse. They are so awsome, i want one.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:09 AM   #19
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At least pre-DPF diesels are readily modifiable to run off biodiesel or even waste veggie oil rendered zombie-corpse lard.
That was my thought too. Cockroaches driving W123s.



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Old 05-03-2013, 10:01 PM   #20
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I am not seenig the attraction...
It would only be reliable for a month..

LOL
Hmm, since you own a VW, I am guessing you were being sarcastic?
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hmmm wondering if I should spark a debate on the ability of diesel staying stable over the long run...
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #22
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hmmm wondering if I should spark a debate on the ability of diesel staying stable over the long run...
Word is that storing it long term is much more feasible than for hydrophilic gasoline.
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You used to be able to buy them in the US as recently as 2007, they were just stupid expensive and they only sold 187 over 5 years according to Wikipedia.
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