Mercedes Benz Zetros is one of the toughest trucks out there suitable for transporting stuff to seemingly inaccessible places. This particular 6×6 2733 Zetros you see here however has been converted to become a luxurious expedition and leisure vehicle.
This special Zetros is apparently a bespoke model ordered by two businessmen from Mongolia. They each customized one Zetros as a sort of luxury off-road RV for their multi-day excursions into the Altai mountains, for example, where they hunt for wolves with an eagle! Now that’s what I call an outdoor event!
These vehicles are perfectly up to the job. Not just in terms of performance, which they are brilliant in since they’re based on the Actros and Axor series and powered by the OM 926 LA 7.2-litre 6-cylinder in-line engine developing an output of 240 kW (326 hp) and an impressive maximum torque of 1300 Nm, but also because they are just as comfortable and luxurious as a mansion!
The job of customizing the cars were given to body specialist Hartmann in Alsfeld and the interior equipment specialist Huenerkopf in Neukirchen. The Zetros’ standard cab features include a padded sleeping berth for the driver, an air conditioning system, a 24 V audio system with CD player, a CD changer, a Bluetooth hands-free system and a 7-inch touchscreen to which a reversing camera is connected. A carrier system with a load capacity of up to 100 kg is installed on the cab roof. Four auxiliary spotlights and a twin air horn are mounted on this carrier, and the radiator grille houses four flashlights in red and blue. At the rear there is a carrier for two spare wheels, with a dedicated lifting system which also enables cargo to be hoisted onto the cab roof. The reversing camera is able to activate additional spotlights at the rear for safe manoevring at night. An adequate operating range in remote areas is provided by diesel tanks holding 300 and 200 litres.
Then there is the luxury garnish. They get bedrooms at the back, comfortable leather seating group for four to six people is in the front, luxurious bathroom with a marble floor and underfloor heating, as well as a large galley. The galley is fully equipped with a ceramic hob, microwave with grill, refrigerator/freezer, bar and coffee machine. The sink has a hot and cold water supply, and a precisely fitted dinner set for eight people is also on board. For outdoor use the vehicles have mobile twin-burner gas cookers with two 11 kg gas bottles. The bathroom has a separate shower cubicle, a WC/bidet combination, washbasin and three-door vanity unit. Oh and there’s also 40-inch and 46-inch flat screen TVs, one each facing the bedroom and seating group.
In line with the intended use as a hunting vehicle, a safe for valuables (400 x 400 x 300 mm) and a gunsafe for hunting rifles are permanently integrated into the interior. Neither is there any lack of entertainment, as the vehicles are equipped with a SAT receiver with an electrically self-aligning SAT dish, a DVD/CD player, an MP3 player, a Bose hi-fi sound system and a Mac Mini plus W-LAN router.
With all those amazing features I don’t think it’s necessary to mention that these Zetros’ have state of the art underfloor air conditioning system, separate water systems supply drinking water and water for the shower/toilet, and even an exterior shower!
Not sure how much money they blew up on these bad boys, but they’re worth it. I mean it’s a bloody crib on wheels.