• Unimog development

    It's time to look at the fascinating history of the Unimog, Mercedes-Benz's unstoppable workhorse.

  • Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5023 during record climb up the Ojos de Salado volcano in Chile
    Mercedes' Unimog just set an altitude world record up an active volcano

    The Unimog U 5023 now holds the world record for the highest wheel-driven vehicle.

  • Mercedes-Benz 300TE wagon on a Unimog chassis
    Kneel before your Mercedes-Benz off-road wagon God

    For some, it may be considered blasphemy to do this to a Mercedes-Benz 300TE. That would be weird, though, because there isn't much special about the W124 wagon. It's a great machine, but it doesn't exactly tug at our heartstrings. The Unimog, however, does just that. So when you pair the 300TE...

  • First test drive of the Unimog on 9 October 1946
    The Mercedes Unimog turns 70

    Almost exactly 70 years ago to the day, the first Unimog prototype went for its very first test drive. On October 9 in 1946, a designer named Heinrich Rößler was behind the wheel of a new vehicle that he designed. This vehicle had no hood, was fully stocked with a bundle of wood, and the...

  • 1977 Unimog U1300 SE 6.4 once owned by Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Schwarzenegger-Owned Unimog Up For Sale... Again

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is a large man who—naturally—likes his vehicles just as large. When it was time to let his Humvee fall by the wayside, the Austrian-born muscle man stepped up. It was time for something new, something like a Unimog U1300 SE 6.4. It's a go-anywhere brute of a Benz...

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1977 Mercedes-Benz Unimog
    Arnie's Custom Unimog Goes Up For Sale

    Some people just don't look right in regular cars. Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of those people. The man who made a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy look small in Terminator 2: Judgement Day has counted a HumVee, a Unimog and even a tank among his personal vehicles, all of which seem strangely appropriate...

  • Mercedes-Benz Zetros

    The Mercedes-Benz Zetros offers luxury in an apocalypse-proof package

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz Unimog range
    Mercedes’ Tough-As-Nails Unimog Gets New Look, Engines For 2013

    If you thought the G Class was the toughest Mercedes-Benz around, it’s clear you’ve never come across a Unimog. Unimog actually represents a group of heavy-duty commercial vehicles built for the toughest conditions, and the name itself is an acronym for “universal motor...

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's new ride, a Mercedes-Benz Unimog
    Arnold Schwarzenegger Drops Hummer For A Mercedes Unimog: Video

    Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t the kind of guy to drive a Mazda MX-5, and we don’t see a Fiat 500 Abarth in his future, either. In fact, the actor and former governor of California has a way of making even normally-sized cars, like a Camaro ZL1, seem comically small. We’re not sure...

  • Mercedes-Benz Unimog spy shots
    2013 Mercedes-Benz Unimog Spy Shots

    Last year, Mercedes-Benz celebrated the 60th anniversary of its Unimog, a heavy-duty commercial vehicle built for the toughest conditions. Time doesn't stand still though, and the next generation of Unimog has been caught testing in winter conditions, to ensure it'll play its part in the next sixty...

  • LEGO Mercedes-Benz Unimog model
    Mercedes Unimog Inspires Biggest LEGO Technic Model Ever

    They say that you never really grow up, your toys just get bigger. If LEGO's latest Technic kit is anything to go by, that old statement is pretty close to the mark. LEGO has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to create the biggest Technic kit ever based on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U400 commercial...

  • Mercedes-Benz 60th Anniversary Unimog Concept
    Mercedes-Benz Unimog Concept: 60 Years, Inspired By Frogs

    If you were to set out to design a vehicle, you might not choose a frog as your source of inspiration. Sure, we've heard of the old Austin-Healey "Frogeye" Sprite from the 1960s, but that was more of an affectionate nickname due to a coincidental likeness than through any design inspiration. Tell...

  • Mercedes-Benz 60th Anniversary Unimog Concept

    For 60 years, the Unimog (Universal-Motor-Gerat), has been terrifying young children (and some grown men)--and Mercedes-Benz is proud of that feat. So proud, in fact, that the special trucks unit of the luxury automaker has presented a design study in celebration of 60 years of big, frightening trucks. For those that are so used to seeing S- and C-Class luxury models that you can't quite wrap your mind around a post-apocalyptic-looking machine of destruction with the three-point star on the grille, Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, began producing medium-duty, four-wheel drive...

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