• May 20, 2010
Mercedes-Benz Hexawheel concept by Siyamak Rouhi Dehkordi – Click above for high-res image gallery

Looking at luxury sedans like the S-Class and drop-tops like SLK, it'd be all to easy to forget that Mercedes-Benz has a rich background in off-roaders. But the Three-Pointed Star is also the maker of such rockcrawlers as the legendary Geländewagen and the Unimog. And that's the expertise that Iranian designer Siyamak Rouhi Dehkordi has tapped into with his Hexawheel concept.

Drawing inspiration from the articulated frames of insects, the Hexawheel employs six driven wheels on an articulated chassis with a flexible drivetrain. Measuring nearly 16 feet long with a foot and a half of ground clearance, the go-anywhere Hexawheel is designed to climb over tall vertical surfaces. The Persian mechanical engineer was also responsible for the F1-inspired Ferrari Zobin concept we featured earlier, and you can check out his latest vision in the high-resolution image gallery below.



[Source: Car Body Design]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      This ad brought to you by Tonka.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Load up..time to go to our igloo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sixteen feet long, and they couldn't afford the space for a second row of seats...?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Perfect, now you can go off-roading and be snobby at the same time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like something out of an early 90's movie about the future.

      Total Recall, something like that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Like retro futuristic?

        Yeah, I see that. All angular like Mercedes cars used to be back in the 80s... and are again now too.

      • 4 Years Ago
      A luxury 4 wheeler with a permanent trailer?

      Get an ATV for fun,
      Get a UTV for off-road adventure,
      Get a monster truck to conquer big obstacles!
      • 4 Years Ago
      A luxury 4 wheeler with a permanent trailer?

      Get an ATV for fun,
      Get a UTV for off-road adventure,
      Get a monster truck to conquer big obstacles!
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      @rudukai
      Maybe it wasn't made that way...

      Maybe the first half could be for the driver and passanger and the other half for cargo or any other thing they could have wanted there...


      Actually for one that might be driving Unimog's and stuff in the future, i think it's a bit weird, but not in a bad way
      • 4 Years Ago
      That looks fun.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't know what would I use it for but I want it! :P
        • 4 Years Ago
        i could think of a few things

        Do want!
        • 4 Years Ago
        No kidding. Although I imagine step 10 would be terrifying to experience.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I hope this makes it into the next tarantino/rodriguez flick
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