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ENTDECKER

EXPEDITIONVEHICLE

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THE CONCEPT

“ENTDECKER” is German for explorer and discoverer. An

appropriate name for a vehicle designed, accessorized and

built in Germany/Austria and created by a team with over

30 years of experience in G-wagen based overland

adventure travel.

The “Entdecker” is the ultimate safari vehicle in terms of

performance, comfort and reliability - allowing complete

independent and self sufficient travel almost anywhere on

the planet.

This vehicle uses the latest version of the legendary

Mercedes Benz/Styer Puch G 461 model - the G300 CDI

Green Line with military specifications.

The Green Line model distinguishes itself from the

standard G series mainly by a more rugged finish as well

as its reinforced chassis and axles. It also comes equipped

with a special electrical system which provides both a 24V

and a 12V circuitry. From this starting point all the

necessary expedition accessories have been added to

create the ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE.

Particular attention has been paid to keep the highest

possible robustness and strength while minimizing overall

weight. The additional accessory weight exists mostly at

the lowest center gravity point and between the axels - in

order to ensure best possible off-road capabilities and

handling.

Fitment and necessary transformation has been carried out

by the German based, world famous UNICAT Company

which specializes in development and preparation of large

MB Unimog and MAN based fully customized expedition

vehicles.

THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE THE CONCEPT


THE HISTORY

New roads...

Since the early eighties when

the first G-wagons became

available, a group of friends

from all over the globe -

engineers, mechanics and offroad

racing drivers - have been

using and testing these

vehicles in extreme conditions

across the African continent.

Early camping

Why appropriate tire pressure can be so important!

30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

DRIVING AND TESTING THE G-WAGENS TO THEIR

LIMITS... AND BEYOND!

Early Mercedes G-Wagons in action

You should see the Kudu...

Year after year, adventure after adventure,

kilometer after kilometer, this group of

adventurers learned, the fun way, what it would

take to create the ultimate expedition vehicle.

Early GPS

THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE THE HISTORY


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30 years of designing, testing, and dreaming...

Now you can explore the Earth on your terms,

on your time, in this state of the art Overland

Expedition Vehicle.

The Entdecker.

The world awaits your adventure...

ANYWHERE...

exploring the world in a

G-wagon for 30 years

WITHOUT

BORDERS

THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE THE HISTORY


M E R C E D E S G

ENTDECKER

EXPEDITIONVEHICLE

THE G “ ENTDECKER”

THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE


SPECIFICATIONS

The lightweight and compact V6, CDI diesel

engine, with 3 liters capacity, offers superb

performance (183 Hp/400 Nm) with excellent fuel

economy. The G300 CDI is capable of achieving

14 liters per 100 km. The motor also meets

EURO V fuel emission limits.

• The gearbox is an automatic 5-gear tip-tronic -

used in the latest military version - with low and

high range gears. All 3 differentials are 100%

electrically lockable.

• The Entdecker is factory fitted with high

performance air conditioning providing comfort in

any environment.

• The Entdecker comes with 2 separate factory

fitted electrical circuits, including 2 alternators

(one with 12V and one with 24 V), and 3

batteries as well as many other heavy-duty

”military” options.

• Special bump stops have been fitted to protect

axels.

FUEL

We have extended the already generous traveling

range of the standard 96 liter fuel tank by adding 2

additional fuel tanks: a permanent tank fitted under

the rear bench seat which has a 64 liters capacity,

as well as a second optional removable tank (that

can be easily mounted anytime there are no rear

passengers) which has a 70 liter capacity.

The 70 liter tank is coupled to the 64 liters tank,

allowing the vehicle to carry a total of 230 liters -

giving the Entdecker a remarkable range of

approximately 1500 km without refueling or the

need of carrying separate fuel jerry cans.

Safety ball valves are fitted under the floor of the

vehicle to allow drainage and recovery of fuel

even in the case of a main pump failure.

Permanent 64 liter tank

Supplementary

Removable 70 liter tank

Filling of the 2 additional tanks is achieved by

electrically pumping fuel from the main tank. This

eliminates the possibility of any diesel smell

during filling (or worse, as a result of spills), which

often happens when filling auxiliary tanks from

inside the passenger compartment.

A specially designed supplementary 7 liter round

jerry can has been fitted inside the spare wheel to

carry spare engine oil, or emergency fuel. (A 9

liter version can be specially ordered)

The jerry can is locked to the wheel and can be

hidden under the spare wheel cover.

THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS


SPECIFICATIONS

WATER

The vehicle is also equipped with a specially

designed polyethylene water tank with a capacity

of 86 liters.

A lockable external inlet

at the rear of the vehicle

discretely hidden under

spade ,makes filling the

tank a breeze.

This water is intended for cooking and washing

purposes as we think that generally it is more

practical to carry drinking water in recyclable

plastic bottles.

A specially designed adapter allows to hook shower

head on the vehicle gutter, so that it can be

positioned where most convenient .

However, in case of emergency these 86 liters of

water should be enough to sustain 2 passengers

for almost 10 days - even under extreme

conditions.

The tank was manufactured out of polyethylene

to ensure the quality of drinking water as well as

for its lightness and ease to clean (by removing

the 2 specifically made large threaded caps)

Furthermore there is a convenient water tap fitted

into the rear bumper, as well as quick coupling for

connecting of a shower.

The tank is hidden by a specially designed

platform, which covers and protects the tank

and the pump and allows loading and

securing of further cargo on top

THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS


EMERGENCY SPARES

• Second spare tire inside luggage compartment

• Emergency SPARE POLYCARBONATE

WINDSCREEN is placed under the mattress of tent

• Flexible ultra-thin 12 V solar panel with 28W/h

charging power

• Spare shock absorbers (F & R)

• Polyrib belt

• Fuel filter

• Fuel additive

• MB Spare air and fuel filters

• MB Electric fuel pump

• Computer diagnostics with fault detection and reset.

THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS


TENT WITH CARBON FIBER





We asked Italy’s most experienced

tent producer, AUTOHOME, to

produce a special version of their

famous Maggiolina tent for the

Entdecker. Made with carbon fiber

shells (powder coated in the same

color as the vehicle) for reduced

weight and increased robustness,

the rooftop tent was designed to

have the lowest possible weight on

top of the roof (highest center

gravity point of car).

The tent is also equipped with an internal light and is designed

in such a way that sleeping bags, cushions and night clothing

can be stored inside the tent even when the tent is closed for

traveling. An elastic net is fitted to the top shell for storing

shoes and other objects while using the tent. Opening and

closing takes only a minute and is very simple.

The tent has 2 fully closable entry doors on each side of the car, (both fitted with separate

mosquito netting) as well as 2 triangular windows in the front and rear for additional

ventilation

THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS


SAND PLATES

Various models of lightweight sand-plate of

composite materials are fitted to the roof rack to

provide traction.

CARBON FIBER

LADDER

For accessing the

tent we specifically

developed and

produced a carbon

fiber ladder to

replace the more

bulky, heavy

standard aluminum

ladder. The ladder

can be dismantled

into 2 sections

allowing it to be

easily stored inside

Steps are oval and with special rough finish to allow easy and

comfortable use (even barefoot!) without danger of slipping.

TITANIUM SPADE WITH

CARBON FIBER HANDLE

We have had a titanium

shovel head made and fitted it

with a carbon fiber handle.

There is no lighter functional

spade available.

One additional spade has

been conveniently placed

behind spare wheel.

THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS


MERCEDES G

ENTDECKER


EXPEDITION VEHICLE

DOUBLE REAR DOORS

The vehicles have been ordered with 2 rear doors,

to ease access and allow opening of the left door

without having to disengage the spare wheel

carrier. The draw storage unit is also split to allow

the left-hand draw to open with just the left side

door open.

CUSTOM FRONT RUNNER ROOF RACK

The South African specialist for “African terrain

proof” roof carriers and 4x4 equipment, FRONT

RUNNER, have produced a special model of roof

carrier for the Entdecker and for the Maggiolina

tent. It is made entirely of welded and bent

aluminum extrusions that are powder-coated to

achieve a stylish and long lasting finish. Once

again, every effort has been made to achieve a

robust product that is light and is aesthetically

pleasing.

AIR INTAKE WITH

SNORKEL

The air intake has been

fitted with an original

Mercedes-Benz snorkel

(developed specifically

for this G model) to allow

deeper wading when

crossing rivers and to

supply less dusty air

(due to its height) to the

engine - providing better

efficiency and longer

engine component life.

HIGH LIFT JACK

A hi-lift jack is neatly fitted to the side or as an option with different custom made brackets

to the rear of the roof carrier for easy, convenient access.

Hi-lift Jack lifting lugs have also been fitted to the vehicle to provide safe and efficient jack

usage.

THE THE G G “ ENTDECKER” “ ENTDECKER” THE THE ULTIMATE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION EXPEDITION VEHICLE VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS


ALUMINUM SPLIT RIMS WITH

BEADLOCKS

We have equipped the vehicles with

specialized split rims fitted with

beadlocks. These allow removing and

replacing the tire in the event of a

puncture without have to remove the

actual rim from the vehicle. Even more

importantly, the beadlock allows

reducing pressure inside the tires to

values as low as 0.5 bars without the

risk of the tires slipping off the rim. This

provides major traction advantages

when driving in deep sand or snow.

Tire air pressure and a

temperature monitor is also

part of the outfitted equipmen


ON BOARD TIRE PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT

Each vehicle is outfitted with 2 separate air compressors and an air tank to provide

pressurized air at all times. We have chosen to fit 2 smaller compressors (rather than

one large model) to guarantee the ability to pump air in the case one of the

compressors fail. These are coupled to a special pressure regulator that allows the

pressure of all four tires to be simultaneously adjusted (increased or decreased) in

minutes. This can be achieved by simply connecting our custom designed air hoses to

quick couplings which are placed next to the rear doors on each side of the vehicle.

There is also

an air nozzle

gun that can be

connected to

the air tank,

which is very

useful for

cleaning in and

around the

vehicle.

THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

ADJUST PRESSURE OF ALL 4 TIRES SIMULTANEOUSLY IN

MINUTES

simply connect the 4 specially designed braided hoses to the

quick couplings fitted by each of the rear doors and the valves of

the tires and you can adjust pressure of all 4 tires simultaneously

to the desired pressure.

2 powerful 24 volts operated compressor provide enough air to

pump up tires quickly to normal levels once this is needed again.

The same air system can be used to inflate lifting cushion. This is

an extra flat, only 2,5 cm thick, compact emergency cushion, is

capable of lifting by 22 cm over 8 tons of weight in seconds and can

be provided as an option. A quick and effortless instrument when

vehicle needs to be lifted


INTERIOR

The Entdecker Interior is basic but robust. Windows are

manually operated, with controls for only the most important

features. There is however, the much-needed map reading

light.

There are both 24V as well as 12V plugs that are factory fitted

on the dashboard. The vehicles are also factory fitted with

battery isolator switches on the console that operates both the

12V and the 24V circuits.





NATIONAL LUNA REFRIGERATOR / FREEZER

As an optional extra we can fit a supplementary POD that is fitted on top

of the dashboard, which offers additional space for extra controls or

devices (in the picture IPHONE cradle, 2 way radio and Garmin GPS

cradle). The POD can incorporate all the necessary transformers and

cables for these supplementary devices within it, resulting in a neater

center console. several elastic nets , provide useful additional secure

storage possibilities.

We have equipped each vehicle with 2 separate stainless steel fridge-freezer units. These are connected to operate from the 24V circuit. Connection is

through rugged military metal plugs and sockets with a unique water tight sealing cap that protects the socket when not in use. This keeps these

accessories off the engine’s circuitry providing unparalleled reliability. We chose NATIONAL LUNA as they boast superior cooling power and

exceptional efficiency even in the harshest environments.

Each of the 2 units can be easily

set to work at positive (refrigerator)

or negative (freezer) temperatures,

to suit specific needs. We have

designed a special platform for

these 2 units to fit over the

permanent auxiliary fuel tank when

there are no rear passengers. This

also allows easy access of these

appliances from driver and codriver

seats. When more people

are traveling and the rear bench is

fitted, the units can be moved to

the trunk/rear part of the vehicle.

There is sufficient unused empty

space in front of the fridge to store

and secure traveling luggage and other supplies.

THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS


CAMPING CHAIRS

The FRONT RUNNER EXTENDER is the perfect camp chair - both comfortable and robust

while small enough, once folded, to be easily stored. The Extender fits easily inside the

ENTDECKER’S custom drawer system or it can be stored in the aluminum boxes that fit on

top of the draw system.

DRAWER SYSTEM

The ENTDECKER has been outfitted with a double drawer

system. These heavy-duty drawers run on double ball

sliders to ensure the smoothest action even under the

heaviest loads. The left drawer is accessible from the

outside of the vehicle by opening just the left half of the rear

door - providing easy access to the frequently used

accessories. The drawer system is locked by compression

latches, preventing any rattles, and is secured to the back

shelf which has a non slip deck surrounded by countersunk

anodized black aluminum extrusions - the same fasteners

used in airplanes to secure cargo.

The chairs can support people that weigh up to

115 kg and once folded only occupies 43 x 5 x 40

cm of space!

Each ENTDECKER is equipped with 4 of

Extender chairs - 2 with armrests for normal use

and another 2 (even more compact) without

armrests for guests.

This allows the customer to select any one of numerous types of

storage boxes as well as provide infinite options for securing any

load.

THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS


CAD DESIGN

In order to deliver the ultimate expedition vehicle, there was only one way to do it- by using Computer Aided Design (CAD). This allowed us to

optimize space utilization and provide a first time fit for all the accessories.

THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE DESIGN


THE G “ ENTDECKER” THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE DESIGN

M E R C E D E S G

ENTDECKER

EXPEDITIONVEHICLE


The world awaits your adventure...

M E R C E D E S G

ENTDECKER

EXPEDITIONVEHICLE

THE G “ ENTDECKER”

THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE


For inquiries contact :

DIMES SA

Via Zurigo 35

6900 Lugano

Switzerland

UNICAT Gmbh

Gewerbering 7-21

76706 Dettenheim

Germany

Phone +41 91 923 37 61

Fax +41 91 923 98 86

Email: dimes@ticino.com

internet:www.mercedes-g-entdecker.com

Phone: +49 (0) 7255-7606-0

Fax: +49 (0) 7255-7606-16

E-Mail: info@unicat.net

Internet: www.unicat.net

THE G “ ENTDECKER”

THE ULTIMATE EXPEDITION VEHICLE

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