Yes, A Mercedes

Admit it: When you think “Mercedes,” you’re thinking about something luxurious, right?

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Admit it: When you think “Mercedes,” you’re thinking about something luxurious, right? So do you notice the three-pointed star on the front of this? Yes, it is a Mercedes. A brand-new Mercedes, in fact.

Specifically, it is the first Unimog U 20 configured as a water tender for the firefighters in Ŝibenik, Croatia. This Unimog model has a short wheelbase, just 2.7 m, and a turning circle of 12.6 m, which is about that of a compact van or medium-size car. This maneuverability is key to making it through the narrow streets of Ŝibenik (the vehicle width is 2.7 m). It is fitted with a 2,500-liter water tank and a centrifugal fire pump that is powered by the 150-hp four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. It has all-wheel drive and a 27° approach angle and a 30° departure angle, so it is capable of fighting forest fires.

Imagine.  A Mercedes.