2014 MercedesBenz Unimog U5023 | truck review @ Top Speed

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The legendary Mercedes-Benz all-terrain trucks are refreshed for with a comprehensive makeover the cabin, underneath that ladder chassis and outside a menacing new grille and LED lighting.

The top of the new lineup in terms of off-road is the new U5023 model, which the previous U5000 nameplates. the nose layout with its sibling, the U4023, these are the freshest outside with a new single-wing grille to house the Mercedes star emblem.

is a unique touch for the U5023, as design is usually reserved for the models in the lineup, like the SLS Regardless, the new design is functional than stylish, with a new cab and mounting position that is back in the chassis and other changes to go along with new grille design.

The chassis of these off-road models is something. With a flexible spine, the Unimog U5023 is to articulate its wheels farther any other production vehicle, and now can flex the chassis to ensure at one wheel has traction on the ground.

The big news for the Unimog line is a improved cabin with visibility, easier off-road settings, a vastly improved position with a tilt/telescoping and a new Euro6-complaint BlueEfficiency turbo engine.

Despite a (limited) top speed of 56 mph in the Unimog U5023 has some of the clever and innovative off-road designed right into its

How far ahead of a Jeep is the Unimog? it has 664 pound-feet of torque and an eight-speed for forward movement. A six-speed handles reverse, where the can also hit its 56 mph top speed going Not something many would in a Jeep .

While the Mercedes G63 AMG is a big draw for flashy people, the will always be the real of mud, sand, rocks and

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Among the 10-plus variations and of the Unimog, the U4023 and U5023 are by far the reworked on the outside. The smaller continue with a small cutout that is not nearly as and attractive.

The smaller U218 and variants do have some benefits of their own, the four-pack of circular lighting in the outer bumper edges. The models also get a much windshield glass and roof-mounted wipers.

For these hard-core specials, the only difference the U4023 and U5023 is the truck’s payload capability: from pounds up to 29,000 pounds in the

The front grille, and redesigned and cab layout of the U5023 is quite for a machine who’s shadow has not much since the 1950s. flowing grille edges like they are from a car, and the grille’s full of the Unimog’s face almost it seem like an unmanned at first. It is not, and requires a driver still. The LED running are paired with indicators and the beam projectors quite low in the creating an unusual profile at with no cab-top lights to let you this is a massive beast toward you.

Moving to the of the U5023, and things start to much more familiar. A new board design and various mechanical boxes house the after-treatment and other oily of the Unimog.

This generation have a much shorter increasing the already-formidable approach and angles to a barely-imaginable 44-degrees on and 51 degrees on departure.

2014 Unimog U5023 — Angles Detail

A pickup bed is the standard configuration for these haulers, but an enclosed cargo is visible in a few of the special purpose images: like firefighting, and rescue, snow removal and more. A double cab U5023 is coming soon.

New running boards are a welcome and lead to a cabin that is improved in terms of access and safety, tech and comfort.

Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023 Exterior LED Detail

Gallery Unimog U5023


the smaller U218, U230 and variations maintain the adjustable configuration from left-hand-drive to drive via a sliding wheel, the and its little brother now have a dash control center and a set position, either left-hand or drive.

The U5023’s gear is now moved from the lower up to the steering column stalk (a la the ), which makes a huge in the ability to carry three comfortably inside. A new heating and A/C promises much better in extreme weather, while the new wheel has multifunction control and adjustable rake and reach for the time.

A big promise from for this updated Unimog is the vastly simplified off-road and controls. Locking differentials and low-range gears for forward and continue for 2014, but the U5023 offers a dial-operated terrain mode (like the Range and others). This updates all the to match the road, sand or Surface.’

Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Included, as always, is the on-board of tire pressures. This is critical for real off-roading in sand or in other conditions. through the obstacle, the tires can be for safe road and highway

2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog — Interior Tire Adjustment

Integrated external are a welcome feature for such a big but the Unimog does not mention the microphone that is included the latest Dodge Ram HD trucks. feature is very critical to trailer hitching instructions the sound of a big truck engine or in bad when you would not otherwise your window down.

The cab is wide and huge, but now has much room and a lower floor to great legroom, especially the legs-forward position required by normal SUVs. This is like driving a truck, this truck is quite when the freeways turn to and sand.

2014 Mercedes-Benz U5023 — Interior

Large ergonomic cab with interior Easy handling innovative and clear operating New heating and air-conditioning system camera to extend range of State-of-the art and efficient Mercedes-Benz technology, tried and tested in production Low consumption of fuel, and engine oil Low maintenance costs due to intervals between inspections speeds up to 90 km/h Powerful engine brake

Gallery Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Drivetrain, Engine and Brakes

The U5023 is a hugely impressive A giant turbo diesel replaces the previous in-line-six with more power, driveability and greatly increased efficiency.

Engine smoothness and response are said to be the big improvements, the quicker transmission improves pace. Acceleration is more than sprint for any Unimog, as the is leisurely while the engine away and the pneumatic automatic off speedier changes than year’s autobox.

Performance are very broad and should not be directly compared with cars. After all, no can haul big weight over ground like the Unimog. An 22 seconds to 60 mph is projected outside the EU, in the European Union an 18-second to 50 mph is realistic. These times, it is noting, are possible both and with a full load. is what this truck is to do.

An EU-wide large truck cap is set at 56 mph, but the Unimog is geared for at 95 mph before its brick-wall aerodynamic ends the fun.

2014 Unimog U5023 — Updates

New uprated engine 170 kW (231 hp) New transmission with gear changes Batteries increased capacity Higher load ratings Extremely standards for outstanding off-road and safety Transmission-run PT0 can also be when floor assembly for bodies is used New engine-run PTO as a interface for operating implements Nm) Standardized attachment points vehicle hydraulics New uprated with 170 kW (231 hp) New transmission faster gear changes with increased capacity standard load ratings tire inflation system practice oriented pre-settings drive for high traction ground clearance with axles Differential locks frame overhang provides angles of approach and greater angles Off-road reduction for climbing ability up to 100 % Torsionally vehicle frame Fording up to 1,200 mm

2013 Mercedes-Benz Unimog — Mechanical Details

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