MRZR-D2 is the latest twin-seat turbo-diesel version in the series of MRZR off-road vehicles offered by Polaris Government & Defense, a part of Polaris Industries.
Launched by Polaris in February 2017, the vehicle complements the MRZR all-terrain vehicle range, which includes MRZR 2, MRZR 4 and MRZR-D4 models.
The MRZR off-road vehicles are currently operational in more than 20 countries, including the US and its allied nations.
MRZR-D2 design and features
The MRZR-D2 vehicle is designed to serve the off-road mobility requirements of armed forces. It employs a simple design, integrating the lightweight, roll-caged structure on the hood.
The twin-seat version features advanced technological capabilities tailored to serve the requirements of the US Army. Enhanced auxiliary power capability and extended range make it a more robust and highly effective platform.
The MRZR-D2 vehicles are designed to offer unmatched versatility, off-road capability, tactical advantage, and easy deployability.
The modular design of the military vehicle supports a range of missions, including rapid deployment of forces in the field, casualty evacuation, and command and control.
The aircraft tie-down points on the vehicle enable air transportation. The vehicle is certified for internal transportation in V-22, H-47 and H-45 aircraft.
The vehicle has a length of 2.87m, a width of 1.51m, a height of 1.87m and a curb weight of 856kg.
The cargo bed mounted on the rear hull of the vehicle measures 0.82m-long, 1.24m-wide and 0.52m-high. It can hold the cargo gear required for critical mission operations. The payload is secured by cargo tie-down points, while the cargo bed can also be fitted with a quick rail system.
The vehicle can carry payloads weighing up to 453.6kg, while the cargo box can hold up to 226.8kg. The trailer of the vehicle offers operational flexibility and enables the towage of approximately 680.4kg.
MRZR-D2 engine details
The vehicle is equipped with a four-stroke turbo-cooled diesel engine, delivering more power than gas-powered engines in its class. The SOHC-type turbo-diesel engine features three cylinders and a mechanical fuel injection system. The fuel is supplied from a storage tank that has a capacity to hold 35.9l.
The engine, which is coupled to an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT), develops a maximum power output of 993cc.
The integrated alternator aboard the vehicle supplies auxiliary power required for subsystems.
Mobility of Polaris off-road vehicle
The superior mobility of the vehicle is complemented by the all-wheel drive (AWD) / two-wheel drive system (2WD). The vehicle offers smooth manoeuvrability across different terrains during operations. It can switch between AWD and 2WD driving modes based on the terrain type.
The military vehicle features a highly responsive electronic power steering, independent dual A-arm front suspension and independent trailing arm travel-type rear suspension system.
The off-road vehicle is fitted with R14 wheels integrating dual-bore hydraulic disc front brakes and single-bore rear brakes.