Monday, June 6, 2011

60th Anniversary of the Unimog Prompts New Concept from Mercedes-Benz

The Unimog is certainly not a common discussion topic at the dinner table these days, so perhaps an introduction is in order for this vehicle.
The term "Unimog" technically represents a range of multi-purpose 4-wheel drive trucks made by Mercedes Benz. There's the medium 405 series, the heavy 437 series, and U20 which is the smallest available Unimog. Shortly after World War II, the first Unimog was designed to be used off-road, with farming in mind. Unimogs can be found anywhere that an off-road vehicle is required, such as in the jungle, on mountains, in the desert, and in towns and cities as municipal vehicles (such as snowplows).

To honor its multi-purpose design, Mercedes-Benz has created a concept based on the already-existing U5000 platform, featuring exposed underpinnings and brightly-detailed aluminum chassis rails. And of course, the aluminum five-spoke wheels add a certain personality to the truck.

Designers promise that certain aspects of this concept will manifest themselves in upcoming models of the Unimog.
(source)

25 comments:

  1. It looks like a car that the ninja turtles would drive and that's not a bad thing!

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  2. they lost as bad as we did, and goaltending is to blame. lmfao. i bet my jeep can out perform that thing

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  3. oh god, what were they thinking?

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  4. This thing is beast and ugly haha.

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  5. It looks so weird, but also awesome.

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  6. Whoa sweet. I'd rock that. Community bbq's ftw.

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  7. Unimogs are BEASTLY. My grandpa had an older one on his farm and it was such a hoot to drive around on it. They can go just about anywhere... I've seen them climbing through terrain that would be difficult to even walk across.

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  8. Great vehicles for the zombie apocalypse.

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  9. Who made this? Homer Simpson? Oh right....

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  10. It looks like a pimp my ride Tonka truck, the gigantic battery powered ones that little kids love to drive around in. Does it come in Barbie pink for little princesses?

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  11. lol, that DOES look like the Ninja Turtles dream vehicle.

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  12. Looks like those monstertrucks xD followed

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  13. this looks so awesome!!

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  14. I love the look of it but it doesn't strike me as all that practical. I really want one anyway.

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  15. Hmm, I should get one of those ;)

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  16. If I was six-years-old, I'd have loved this thing...and used it to pown the school sandbox.

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  17. i wouldn't be scared of anything driving that.

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  18. That's ridiculous, even for a concept car. Still, imagine the looks you'd get driving one around? Would be pretty cool.

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