Because real adventures start
where paved roads stop.
Let your curiosity run wild. Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of the great explorers or discover new places where no-one has been before - leisure and long-distance recreational vehicles based on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog make it possible. The Unimog can be configured as an ideal travel companion – for example as a camper van with off-road capability, as a robust and reliable expedition vehicle, for hunting or for rallies. Wherever you go, you can rely on the Unimog’s reliability, robustness and unique off-road capability.
Leisure/long-distance recreational vehicle.
Thanks to close cooperation between Unimog and design partners, there are virtually no limits to your individual wishes.
Everything is just as you would expect it to be from Mercedes-Benz – and not just during your maiden voyage but for the many thousands of kilometres thereafter. Because the extreme off-road Unimog has already proven its robustness and durability in almost every place in the world. Capable bodybuilders can equip your Unimog according to your demands.
The Unimog is noted for its superb handling and easy-to-use controls as well as a chassis that will live up to all of your expectations. The all-rounders with extreme off-road capabilities of the latest generation can be assembled to create ideal travel companions.
Would you like a particularly impressive example? 6,694 metres above sea level – you can't get more off-road than that. Never before has a wheeled vehicle driven at such an altitude. Matthias Jeschke and his expedition team achieved just that on 13 December 2019 with their two Unimog vehicles, breaking the world altitude record for wheeled vehicles in Chile.
Wherever you put your Unimog to work, Daimler Truck is close at hand. At over 650 Unimog service outlets in over 130 countries worldwide, we will take care of your Unimog immediately if necessary. With the same care and attention to detail, the same expertise and the same technical resources that we put into its original assembly. This comes courtesy of our comprehensive service network of knowledgeable Unimog partners.
The readers of OFF ROAD magazine voted: For the 18th time in a row, the Unimog outperformed its competitors in 2022 when it came to choosing the Off-Road Vehicle of the Year and secured victory in the Special Vehicles category.
Jean Pierre "JP" Kraemer and Matthias Malmedie know what they're talking about when it comes to vehicles. Both have already put many vehicles through their paces on the German Mercedes-Benz channel as part of the “Let’s drive Mercedes” YouTube segment. But what neither of them had never tested was a Unimog from Mercedes-Benz. And it simply leaves the professionals speechless.
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A variety of other highlights can also be realised in coordination with conversion partner Hellgeth Engineering Spezialfahrzeugbau – for example, multi-part aluminium rims and high-quality interior equipment in a sporty, exclusive leather design. At the customer's request, an individual chassis configuration is possible, depending on the application, e.g. as an expedition or rally vehicle.
When the whole point of the journey is getting to the destination.
Eight Unimogs transport New Zealand tourists to their next adventure on Skippers Canyon Road. It is one of the most scenic routes in New Zealand and also the most dangerous in the world. The gravel track, lined on both sides by steep cliffs, is narrow and it is especially difficult to manoeuvre vehicles along it.
At home where others cannot even dream of going.
In a Unimog you can master any challenge and any terrain. Worldwide. You can feel it every time you drive it: fording, ascending, climbing and vanquishing are in the blood of the Unimog. And it will also cover quite a distance if necessary. Thanks to its virtually indestructible and off-road drive and chassis concept, it masters mud, gravel and sand as well as snow, ice and deep river beds – also with individual mounting and body solutions.
- All-wheel drive with three 100% differential locks
- Up to 30° diagonal axle articulation due to coil springs with extreme spring travel
- High ground clearance of 0.5 m thanks to portal axles
- Up to 100 % climbing capability thanks to off-road reduction gear
- Fording capability to a depth of 1.2 m
- Proven and powerful tyre pressure control system with new operating concept ex works
- Short frame overhangs for large angles of approach at the front and rear
- Optimum ramp angle thanks to high-mounted gearbox
- Heavy-duty, cranked frame and low centre of gravity
- Extremely protected powertrain thanks to encapsulation and torque tube technology
- Proven operational readiness from -40 to +50 °C
- Automated 8-speed manual gearbox with off-road reduction
- Disc brakes on all four wheels and off-road ABS for even more safety, even with heavy vehicle bodies
The offset vehicle frame lies at the heart of the off-road capability of the all-terrain Unimog. Thanks to its torsional flexibility in combination with torque tube technology and the three-point mounting of engine, gearbox, cab and body, a diagonal torsion of up to 600 mm is possible. As the frame is fully welded, it withstands torsion over time. At the same time, the frame offset gives the vehicle a low centre of gravity with high ground clearance.
Another clever feature: the floor assembly. The Unimog frame concept ensures a stable and secure attachment of bodies. The body and chassis are not rigidly connected – this provides additional flexibility. The torsional capability of the chassis means that the body is not subjected to heavy loads when driving off-road.
The switch logic of the tyre control system allows the user to choose between the pre-set "Road", "Sand" and "Rough" modes. This means the correct mode for the current road surface can be set intuitively, making operator error virtually impossible. TireControl also brings benefits for nature: driving off-road with lowered tyre pressure improves traction while reducing the impact on the land.
The Unimog offers a modern cab with a feel-good atmosphere.
Details, such as the multifunction steering wheel, hands-free system, adjustable steering column and intuitive controls ensure car-like comfort in this off-road all-rounder. Auxiliary heating and engine pre-heating are also available as optional extras.
The cab assists the driver, in particular when the job needs to be done and there's little time for lengthy deliberation: Intuitive and ergonomically-located controls help to simplify operation. The seating position in the low-vibration area behind the front axle enables more comfortable off-road driving and offers a very good view of the driving area. The area being driven through is lit up by the daytime driving lights and the headlights.
The interior offers a high level of comfort and makes work easier. The heating and air conditioning system provides the right temperature to ensure good working conditions in every weather. The cab offers space for two full-size individual seats and the optional middle seat. The modern workplace also includes a DAB radio with Bluetooth hands-free feature. The centre stowage and the standard glove compartment look tidy so everything is clear and shipshape.
Drive at up to 89 km/hr on the motorway or work at walking pace: the Unimog performs efficiently in every engine speed range.
This Special Truck features a drivetrain with efficient engines from Mercedes-Benz, a powerful gearbox and robust axles that can take heavy loads.
The U 5023.
Universal extreme athlete.
The U 5023 is the right choice for anyone who needs maximum off-road performance. 3.8 m wheelbase, a fording depth of up to 1.2 m, a permissible gross vehicle weight of 15.0 t and an impressive angle of approach/departure of 44°/50° make the Unimog a reliable workhorse.
Service & parts
part of a legend!
We care about customer satisfaction. The Unimog is not just any old vehicle, it's an indestructible power pack, a versatile endurance runner and an adventurous all-rounder. In order to keep it at its best for many years to come, all professional Unimog users are provided with the very best support right from the start.
The Unimog is an automotive legend, in which every individual part has a role to play. Every service is decisive in how the story continues. That’s why every Mercedes-Benz Unimog service partner is more than just a workshop – it’s part of a legend. We are all part of this committed community, in which every part down to the smallest screw as well as every service appointment is crucial in making sure that the Unimog is cost effective and ready for action – empowering your Unimog to master everyday life with gusto – day in, day out.
Schweinfurt's Waterways and Shipping Authority in Schweinfurt has been very impressed with the Unimog's genuine parts.
As Norbert Eusemann chats with us about his Unimog, his excitement is contagious. The U 400 is the fourth model that the 57 year-old has been driving since he started working at the Volkach site of Schweinfurt's Waterways and Shipping Authority (WSA) in 1981. His passion for the Unimog was ignited when he was just eight years old and later, his passion became his profession. He is also very impressed with the service it provides. He says: "Mercedes-Benz Service has definitely earned its star."