New 2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog rolls off the line

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We often hear people talking about wanting to travel around the world once they retire. They imagine themselves in floral shirts and neon green shorts, hiding their bald pate with a straw hat, sipping on a blue drink by the beach. Those are lazy people, the real travelers wake up one day, find a map, a few shorts and some tees, get their Passports stamped to enter multiple countries and traverse across nations in their Mercedes-Benz Unimog.

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The new generation of the extreme all-terrain Mercedes-Benz  Unimog combines high efficiency, cutting-edge technology and outstanding system expertise to deliver a concept that impresses with its power and performance. At the same time, the new vehicles are environment-friendly and just as rugged as their predecessors. The new vehicles have a cab-behind-engine configuration with a redesigned radiator grille and bumpers equipped with bi-halogen headlamps. The new heating and air-conditioning system guarantees a pleasant working climate, while vehicle operation and handling are made easier by the clearly laid-out operating concept as well as by the front camera, which provides an extended field of vision.

The drive comes from a high-torque Euro VI four-cylinder engine from the OM 934 engine series, which makes the Unimog suitable for motorway use with a technical top speed of 90 km/h. Standardised mounting points allow for a wide range of different implements and attachments, while the uprated vehicle hydraulics and a new engine power take-off as mechanical interface make it possible to drive powerful implements up to 600 Nm. Safety is ensured by a powerful premium engine brake.

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Off-road handling has been enhanced with a lower centre of gravity, compressed-air disc brakes on all wheels, stronger axles, a revised torque tube configuration with strengthened axle connection at the front, new torsion-bar stabilisers on the front axle and dirt guards for all assemblies and components. The standard equipment includes engageable all-wheel drive, differential locks all-round, ABS and EQR (Electronic Quick Reverse).
A torsional flexibility of up to 600 mm, an axle articulation of up to 30 degrees, high angles of approach/departure of 44 degrees at the front and 51 degrees at the rear, a breakover angle of 34 degrees, an extremely high slope climbing ability of 45 degrees, a side tilting angle of 38 degrees and a fording ability of max. 1.20 m are specifications that allow safe driving in extreme off-road situations. An extra off-road transmission range covers speeds between 2.5 km/h and 35 km/h. The Tirecontrol Plus tyre pressure control system has been completely redesigned with selection options for “Rough road”, “Sand” and “Road”.

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Yaris Pürsün, Head of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks: “The new extreme all-terrain Unimogs set a new benchmark in the off-road sector. They impress with their ability to handle every terrain and master every challenge – be it in forest fire-fighting, flood areas or open-cast mining. The Unimog is an all-rounder, and we’ve been able to further improve its qualities despite the major challenges posed by Euro VI. That’s a really fantastic achievement.”

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