Vehicles | November 2, 2016 9:00 am

So Apparently Mercedes Makes an Off-Roading Semi

Didn't you hear? 6x6 is the new 4x4.

Mercedes sees your off-road vehicle and raises you a ton. Like, a metric one.

From Emirates Motor Company (EMC), Mercedes’s Abu Dhabi distributor, comes the newest edition of the Mercedes-Benz Zetros, an all-terrain semi for extreme delivery expeditions. Slated to premiere at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) on November 7th-9th, the lorry is as efficient as large-format trucks come.

The Zetros operates at a whopping 19-40 tons and is available in a two- and three-axle version — that is, 4×4 or 6×6. But if you’re in the market for a land-busting semi in the first place, might as well go for the full package. It’s designed to haul a semitrailer toting up to 116 tons. That’s a lot of lumber.

And should you want to bring a crew (which we imagine you will, for whatever Black Ops mission you’re on that requires this thing), Zetros can be customized with a crew cab that houses up to seven mates.

“We are delighted to introduce our customers in Abu Dhabi to the Mercedes-Benz Zetros during our participation at Adipe,” said Bilal Al Ribi, the EMC Daimler CV general manager. “Offering exceptional ride comfort and stability on the most extreme off-road terrains, the Zetros is ideally suited for tough applications and operations such as mining, oilfields and quarries.

You’d best be mining for gold, because the bragging rights of hauling arse in this beast aren’t likely to come cheap.

via The National