The Mercedes-Benz Zetros 1833 (4x4) is an offroad truck designed by Mercedes-Benz for extreme off-road operations. It was introduced to the public at the 2008 Eurosatory defence industry trade show in Paris. Manufactured at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth, Germany, The Zetros comes in two variants. One variant being the 1833 4x4, capable of a 4,000 to 6,000 kg payload, and the other being the 2733 6x6, which can carry a 7,000 to 10,000 kg payload. Although usually used as a truck, the Zetros has been used for various services including but not limited to agriculture, military, municipal, and mining.
The Mercedes-Benz Zetros appears as a Class-S Truck, and is the only truck that was introduced by an update, It was formerly a Class-B truck prior to the Coachella Update.
The Zetros is depicted as the 1833 4x4 format as a supply/utility truck type vehicle, it has various boxes strapped onto it's trunk, a spare tire, and small modifications such as fog lights, a mechanism for storing ropes at the front, and a snorkel.
Being a truck, the Zetros shares the same attributes of very poor acceleration, nitro recharge rate, extremely good nitro duration, amazing nitro gain from hitting obstacles and knockdowns, as well as good all-in acceleration and airspeed potential. The Zetros separates itself from the rest of the archetype by being one of if not the largest vehicle in the game, as well as having most of it's speed being stored in the top speed stat, akin to the Subaru WRX STI GRC. As a result, the Zetros' long nitro top speed is higher than usual, but has a lower than usual all-in nitro speed. Apart from these quirks, the Zetros is unremarkable in terms of responsiveness, drift radius, all-in acceleration, but does benefit from drift boosting to gain airspeed on ramps or to accelerate faster.
Being the only Class-S truck in the game, the Zetros has the unique advantage of not requiring any rank up tools to upgrade to Level 50. Unfortunately at level 50, the Zetros' low all-in speed and unremarkable stats make it the worst truck in the game. The long nitro top speed advantage is negligible as trucks require to be driven with all-in nitro in order to perform at their best, and the lack of overall pace makes the Zetros fall behind the other trucks. Despite this, the Zetros can be useful on tracks where trucks are dominant, it can beat most other non-truck vehicles on tracks like High Altitude and Off-Piste Race, but suffers horribly on tracks where trucks struggle. The massive size of the Zetros means that it will especially struggle on Gobi, as fitting it through tight spaces is more difficult than doing it with the H&H Bulldog Extreme 4X4, let alone a smaller archetype. Another issue to keep in mind is that because of the massive size, the Zetros is more prone to "clipping", where a small bump or landing can glitch the physics, sending the player skyrocketing upwards with a severe loss of speed.
The displayed and approximate fake speed of the Level 50 Mercedes-Benz Zetros are:
(Speed Modifier is ~99.3% when using the Land Rover Defender as a benchmark.)
- Top Speed w/o boost: 146.4 mph (~145.4 mph)
- Top Speed w/ Level 1 long nitro: 162 mph (~160.9 mph)
- Top Speed w/ Level 2 long nitro: 167 mph (~165.8 mph)
- Top Speed w/ Level 3 long nitro: 175.2 mph (~174.0 mph)
- Top Speed w/ Level 4 ET long nitro: 180 mph (~178.7 mph)
- Top Speed w/ All-in nitro: 179.6 mph (~178.3 mph)
- Top Speed w/ All-in nitro & ET: 186 mph (~184.7 mph)
- Max Air Speed: 212 mph (~210.5 mph)
- Max Air Speed w/ ET: 218 mph (216.5 mph)
With it's all-in speed being slower than even the Unimog U 4023, and nearly 10 mph slower than the Perlini 105F Red Tiger, the Zetros has the lowest all-in top speed out of all the trucks in the game. There is a sizable amount of vehicles that have higher top speeds when all-in nitro is engaged, including very slow rally cars like the WRX STI and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. Extra tank is viable with trucks, and in the Zetros' case it can take off 1-2 seconds off of an unboosted run, but a player will still have to work significantly hard to come close to beating an unboosted Perlini on truck-favoring tracks. Despite it's flaws, the Zetros is somewhat viable in multiplayer, but only when the track favors it's archetype and that no faster trucks are present in the race, otherwise players using it will be at a disadvantage due to the lack of overall pace. In terms of time-limited events, the Zetros does not have much use apart from being able to be used in truck solo challenges.
If a player does not own a faster truck, and cannot max one immediately, the Level 50 Zetros may be useful as a temporary substitute until a better alternative has been acquired. It's subpar performance in it's archetype makes the Zetros a novelty item if there are alternatives. With a low starting rank, a lot of Class-S tools will have to be spent that can be better spent on more capable Class-S cars, which is something to consider if a shortage of Class-S tools is a problem.
|Mercedes-Benz Zetros Blueprint – Last checked: Jun 15, 2021|
Rarity: Class S
Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz Zetros (20 to build, 1 to overclock)
Availability: Boxes, Black Market
- Race 289 (Class S, levels 47–50)
- Recommended level: 48