MercedesBenz Overhauls Unimog Line

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Mercedes-Benz Overhauls Unimog

Apr 19, 2013

There’s no terrain or a Mercedes-Benz Unimog can’t but that doesn’t mean no room left for improvement. spurred in part by new Euro 6 standards, Daimler significantly its Unimog model portfolio.


The mid-range Unimog “implement carriers” broke a lot of new when they debuted in Despite the fact these new share a basic cab design those trucks, there’s plenty new.

First, the range is shifted slightly. The light duty U20 – which a cab from a Brazilian Mercedes-Benz truck – is no more, but Mercedes abandoning the light-duty Unimog Instead, those models are from the new medium-range line.

This brings about a new system – U stands for Unimog, of but the first number roughly to the size and capacity of the truck, the last two numbers indicate A U 216, for example, is a light-duty with 160 hp on tap, while a U 530 is a ‘Mog packing 300 hp.

The new light/mid-range retain the distinctive, upright cab and its expansive front windshield, but no longer lack noses. A new fascia replaces the vestigal found on prior models, and is upright and rectangular – perhaps an to visually link these to their larger siblings. revision also forced the wiper motors to move to the The license plate mount moved to the roof, largely to owners who frequently utilize implements.

New front bumpers feature projector headlamp units of a one-piece composite multi-beam Hydraulic connectors – key for running a of different attachments – are now neatly in a square cutaway located inset of the headlamp projectors.

The changes lurk beneath the All Unimogs are now compliant with 6 emission standards, thanks in no part to two new engines. A 5.1-liter I-4 is found in U 216, U 218, U and U 423 models, while a 7.7-liter I-6 is packed into U 427, U U 527, and U530 models. engines boast dual cams, crossflow cylinder four valves per cylinder, and cam timing. By far, the U 430 and 530 models are the impressive from a power offering 300 hp and a peak torque of 884

Daimler has previously indicated the would retain its familiar gearbox with eight speeds and six reverse gears, with an extra pair of gears and two sets of eight gears as optional extras. optional is an improved hydrostatic which allows the truck to direction without coming to a stop at speeds up to 31 mph.

Mercedes-Benz Unimog


While Mercedes-Benz the light- and medium-range Unimogs as its workhorses, the heavy-duty Unimogs – basic designs date to the mid 1970s — are its ultimate weapons.

As the new names suggest, both the and 5000-range Unimogs gain the new 5.5-liter turbo-diesel I-4 found in its siblings. Here, output is to 230 hp and a peak torque of 663 lb-ft. the transmission retains eight speeds, six reverse gears, and – if so – low-range crawler gears. The remains an electromechanical semi-automatic although it has been tweaked to for quicker shift times.

this engine – along its cooling and emissions hardware required a bit of modification to both the and cab. As such, it now sits feet further back in the than before. That modifying the cab structure to accommodate the new but Daimler also tweaked cab models, stretching its overall by 4.7 inches and raising the roof. perk of the new engine position: it now for a power-take off to be powered directly by the in addition to the typical transmission-driven PTO

Cosmetically, the new trucks stray from their previous although they do gain the projector headlamps as the smaller along with a more grille insert. Inside, the is all-new, and — for the first in decades – feels relatively A new gauge cluster boasts a LCD screen controlled through the steering wheel controls, the center stack is more and organized than ever

Mercedes-Benz notes the Unimog is in over 130 countries across the but unless Daimler has a sudden of heart, don’t expect any Unimog models to find a in North America without third-party modifications and expensive

Source: Mercedes-Benz  

Mercedes-Benz Unimog
Mercedes-Benz Unimog
Mercedes-Benz Unimog
Mercedes-Benz Unimog


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