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Unimog U 400 Now Rolling in Russia

Since the second quarter of 2010, which was the beginning of production of the Mercedes-Benz Actros and Axor in Russia, it has been growing exponentially that they now have the Unimog, which is also continuing its success. The joint venture of Daimler and the Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz called Mercedes-Benz Truck Vostok, started rolling the Unimog U 400 in Naberezhyne Chelny a few days ago. The assembly, based in Mercedes-Benz standards are in that area of Russia, then the kits are being delivered in Woerth. The Unimog has been in existence for over 60 years. Since then it has gained attention for being a versatile and powerful utility and transport… Continue Reading »


Agritechnica 2011 : Zetros’ Premier and Unimog’s Showcase

Agritechnica will happen on November 15 to 19 in Hannover, it is an exhibition of agricultural machinery from different parts of the country and the world. Along with other 2,600 exhibitors, Mercedes-Benz will also take part in the event, showcasing not only Mercedes truck, but three. The other one even premiering there, the Mercedes Zetros. The two other vehicles are the Unimog U 500 with agricultural logistics with hydraulic power and grain tipper and the Unimog 5000 with Dammann body-mounted sprayer. Here’s the official press statement by Mercedes: Things are definitely looking up at Agritechnica, the world’s largest exhibition of agricultural machinery, taking place from 15 to 19 November 2011… Continue Reading »


Unimog Concept Celebrates 60 Fruitful Years

Let it not be said that Mercedes’ designers have staid old values whose cars pander only to the well-heeled luxury set. In celebrating the 60th anniversary of this legendary work vehicle, Mercedes has developed a Unimog concept. Based on the Unimog U5000 chassis, it is hardly something that one would think as anything but a playful expression of what a future Unimog could look like. Looking at the whimsical design, it is far removed from the utilitarian image that we have come to associate with the faithful work truck. It has an exposed chassis and an exposed cab, which is reminiscent of the first Unimogs from 1951, which had an… Continue Reading »


Lego Technic Unimog Kit Has More Than 2,000 Parts

Coinciding with the Unimog’s 60th anniversary, Lego has released a Lego Technic Unimog Pack, which is an intricate working reproduction of this famous workhorse done in 1:12.5 scale. Like most Technic kits, this Lego toy is more suited to older kids, and maybe dads, who will appreciate the intricacies of its working parts, which in this case total 2,048. The reason for this huge number is the Technic kit’s reproduction of the Unimog’s versatility. Completing the kit will give you a U400-based model that has a winch, a pneumatic crane and an engine with rotating crank and pistons. The kit will be released in Europe this August for 190 Euros…. Continue Reading »


Unimog celebrates 60th anniversary with a bang

2011 is the Mercedes-Benz Unimog’s 60th year of existence. To honor such a milestone, its creator is setting up a party to celebrate its 60th anniversary to be held on the 4th of June. Invited to this event are Unimog owners, drivers, as well as owners of classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles, club members and fans. The venue for the party will be Mercedes-Benz’s Worth plant in Germany where the Unimog is centrally manufactured. There will be a huge exhibit of the various historical models of the Unimog as well as a unique display of its superb capabilities on a specially-designed off-road course dubbed as the “Old against New” show. Guests and… Continue Reading »


Unimog Versatility Results In Fanatical Loyalty

Mercedes’ Unimog has long been a stalwart workhorse, used for all types of work in plantations, railway lines, emergency services or basically anywhere where a tall, rugged all-terrain vehicle is required. It is a unique vehicle that has garnered an almost fanatical loyalty among its owners and even Brabus has developed its own version of this super work vehicle. Another regular use for the Unimog is as a snowplow in the winter. With its tall height and superior four wheel drive capabilities, a Unimog set up for snow duties is virtually unstoppable. Autotechnik Seiner, a snow-clearing company based in the Thuringia Ilm district, has been using Unimogs for its jobs… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz G-Class Takes Two Titles in “Off Road” Reader Survey

The recent reader survey from “Off Road” saw the Mercedes-Benz G-Class awarded with two wins, taking first place in both the Luxury off-road vehicle category and in the Classic category. The wins put the G-Class in the specialist publication’s winners’ circle for the eighth year, and as such staked its claim as the Off-road Vehicle of the Year. The G-Class was not the only winner for Mercedes-Benz, however. The Unimog multi-purpose four wheel drive medium truck was also considered by a majority of Off Road readers to be the best in the Special Vehicles category. With over three decades of production under its belt, the G-Class is the longest-serving model… Continue Reading »


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