Built entirely for function and versatility, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023 is the ultimate all-terrain workhorse
For the larger population, the name Mercedes-Benz usually invokes images of sleek and stylish luxury sports cars designed to perform and impress. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023, however, is an all-terrain truck that is built for functionality and versatility. This four wheel drive, eight speed automatic transmission production vehicle boasts 664 pound-feet of torque and an innovative design to maximize its maneuverability in rough terrain.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023 connects the front cabin with the rear of the vehicle on a pivot, allowing for precise navigation when necessary. One of the most important improvements upon the previous model is the design of the cabin itself; the visibility has been greatly enhanced, and the overall comfort level has risen. There is even a camera attached to the front of the vehicle to allow for vision in areas the driver could normally never see. Unlike other Mercedes-Benz trucks, the Unimog is fairly slow; it can reach only 56 miles per hour over about 20 seconds in both forward and reverse motion. Anyone buying this truck, though, should not be concerned with speed or flashy design (although despite that, its look is humbly attractive). On top of the power of this behemoth of a truck, it is also more environmentally friendly than ever, with a 90% reduction of nitrogen oxide and soot emission.