The 2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog is among the most capable and utilitarian trucks in the world. The platform has a multitude of uses and the capability, especially off road, is unparalleled. Mercedes-Benz had made significant updates to the 2014 Unimog, namely in the engine department.
Here are some of the improvements (excerpts from a press release):
- Unimog is cleaner, stronger, and more efficient in Euro VI
- Thoroughly updated operating concepts and cab
- Unimog: Unparalleled new drive system sets new standards in the segment
- €135 million invested in the new product range Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks is celebrating the world premiere of a ten-model Unimog lineup (U216 to U 5024). As a result, the era of Euro VI-compliant engines is now also being ushered in for special trucks. The new vehicles will begin to roll off the assembly line in Wörth (Germany) in September.
The story here is the cleaner, just as capable engines.
“The four and six-cylinder engines have outputs ranging from 115 kW (156 hp) to 260 kW (354 hp). The state-of-the-art engines combine low fuel consumption with extremely clean exhausts. They make the Unimog more efficient overall, despite the extensive design changes that were implemented to ensure compliance with Euro VI. In the Econic, the engines even reduce fuel consumption by up to four percent. In addition to being extremely reliable, the new special trucks boast a long service life and long maintenance intervals — features that pay off for the customer.” – – Mercedes-Benz Trucks Media
“In a wide variety of applications, the three new model series impressively demonstrate the leading role that the Unimog and the Econic play in innovation,” says Yaris Pürsün, Head of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks. “We’re convinced that the new vehicles will set standards and substantially contribute to the business success of existing and future customers.”
No word on any distribution in the United States. Sure, we have some old ones
kicking around, but this new model looks like it would be an awesome addition to agricultural and maintenance fleets – not to mention several off-roaders who would jump at the chance.
Check out this video showing what Nissan has up their sleeve!