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1964 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 404 Camper Conversion Sold For $28K In Auction

The Sprinter and V-Class are virtually the favorites when it comes to camper conversion in the Mercedes-Benz Vans line. For those who want it factory-made, they also have the Marco Polo to turn to. However, the most practical vehicle bearing the three-pointed star mark that can be used for this purpose by far is the Unimog truck because of its versatility in tackling tougher terrains where vans are normally hindered. Recently, a custom camper based on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog was sold in a Bring A Trailer auction, providing us a glimpse of the truck’s potential in off-road, outdoor adventuring. Exterior Appearance The camper’s exterior showcases a refined gray finish on… Continue Reading »


1987 Mercedes-Benz Unimog Camper Conversion Just Got Sold In Auction

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is a name synonymous with toughness, versatility, and off-road capability. A 1987 Unimog U1300L that has been transformed into an expedition vehicle was just sold on an auction platform this week. The Unimog is a heavy-duty truck that has been in production for decades and has gained a reputation for its unparalleled off-road capabilities, making it the perfect candidate for a camper conversion. The Custom 1987 Unimog Camper The customized 1987 Unimog U1300L is a burly vehicle with a green font cab. It is fitted with a boxy white living area mounted on the truck bed and giant Continental MPT tires that give it a unique appearance…. Continue Reading »


Hydrogen-Powered Mercedes-Benz Unimog Undergoes Testing

Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Daimler Truck is currently testing a Unimog prototype that comes with a hybrid engine combining diesel and hydrogen combustion. The automaker argues that some construction equipment may not be well-suited for battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains due to their high power needs, hence, the proposed alternative may present a more viable solution. According to Autoweek, Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks is testing the Unimog prototype with a lawn-mowing attachment in a publicly funded project by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, called WaVe project. Its goal is to determine whether the tasks of a diesel engine working as a multi-power distributor can be performed by a hydrogen-powered… Continue Reading »


The RG-33 Based on the Unimog is the Most Survivable MRAP Vehicle in the World

Earlier, we featured a Mercedes-Benz Unimog stash somewhere in Colorado, which is just another testament that a lot of custom configurations can be made from the truck. So from the expedition and race builds, we now go to one of its most versatile builds, the RG-33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that came into service in 2007 for the US Military. The RG-33 was designed by the BAE System and produced in the U.S. The unit was based on the RG-31 used by the South African National Defense Forces, which also utilized the Unimog platform and powered by a 123 hp Daimler-Benz OM 352A diesel engine. Unlike its predecessor… Continue Reading »


Who Wants This Massive 2004 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U500?

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is a very versatile workhorse. The massive off-roader can go from a tractor unit to a perfect mobile base during the apocalypse. We recently spotted a Doka crew cab Mercedes-Benz Unimog U500 that’s currently on sale at Cars & Bids starting at $131,000. According to the seller’s nearly 40-minute long video, the truck was originally a single cab unit but it was later modified to add a rear passenger compartment. Overall, the vehicle can house three occupants in front, including the driver, and four at the back. The used 2004 U500 comes with a Designo Platinum Metallic exterior paint and grey interior. It only has 19,200 miles… Continue Reading »


The 5 Best Cars Mercedes-Benz Ever Made

Every Benz fan knows that Mercedes-Benz vehicles are usually top of their class. While their latest models have fans turning heads, it’s the long history of excellence that has propped this brand into its position as a premium automaker. With countless models released over the years, pinning their top 5 is a challenge. While we may not all agree on which are the best, we can certainly appreciate the engineering that went into these five incredible machines. 1. The Mercedes-Benz W116 From 1973 to 1980, Mercedes pleased fans all over the world with their 450 SE and SEL sedans. These cars had everything you could want in a luxury sedan…. Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Unimog Voted as the Best 2016 Cross-Country Vehicle

Rugged terrains, slippery paths, harsh weather, shallow river crossing and other extreme environmental conditions, it does not matter because the Mercedes-Benz Unimog can conquer them all. Recently, the Unimog was awarded the “Cross-Country Vehicle of the Year” under the “special-purpose” category by “Off Road” journal. According to Daimler, Off Road conducted a poll to determine the winner the best cross-country vehicle of the year. There were 12 categories that include the special purpose vehicles segment. There were 126 vehicles to choose from, and a total of 85,080 votes were cast by readers. The Unimog stood out in the special-purpose vehicles category, bagging nearly half of the votes. It had 43.3 percent votes in… Continue Reading »


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