2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023 Review - The fabulous Mercedes-Benz Unimog all-terrain vehicles are rejuvenated for 2013 with an extensive transformation inside the cabin, below that boxed ladder framework as well as outside with an enormous brand-new grille as well as LED lights.
The top of the brand-new Unimog schedule in regards to off-road capacity is the brand-new U5023 version, which changes the previous U5000 nameplates. Sharing the nose design with its much shorter brother or sister, the U4023, these versions are the best outdoors with a significant brand-new single-wing grille to house the dinner-plate-sized Mercedes celebrity symbol.
This is a distinct touch for the U5023, as this style is typically booked for the sportiest versions in the schedule, like the SLS AMG. No matter, the brand-new style is useful greater than trendy, with a brand-new taxicab and also engine placing setting that is further back in the framework and also various other considerable modifications to support this brand-new grille style.
The framework itself of these off-road versions is rather something. With an adaptable main back, the Unimog U5023 has the ability to express its wheels further compared to other manufacturing lorry, as well as currently could also bend the framework to guarantee at the very least one wheel has grip on the ground.
The various other large information for the Unimog line is a significantly boosted cabin with much better presence, much easier off-road grip setups, a significantly enhanced owning placement with a tilt/telescoping wheel, as well as a brand-new Euro6-complaint BlueEfficiency turbo diesel motor.
Regardless of a (restricted) full throttle of 56 miles per hour in Europe, the Unimog U5023 has several of one of the most creative and also ingenious off-road technology made right into its framework.
2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023 Exterior
Exactly how much in advance of a Jeep is the Unimog? Well it has 664 pound-feet of torque and also an eight-speed automated for ahead motion. A six-speed automated deals with opposite, where the Unimog could likewise strike its 56 miles per hour full throttle reversing. Not something lots of would certainly try in a Jeep.
While the Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 is a huge draw for showy individuals, the Unimog will certainly constantly be the actual king of mud, sand, rocks as well as water.
The smaller sized U218 as well as various other variations do have some design advantages of their very own, consisting of the four-pack of round illumination skins in the external bumper sides. The smaller sized designs likewise obtain a much bigger windscreen glass and also roof-mounted windscreen wipers.
For these determined off-road specials, the only distinction in between the U4023 and also U5023 is the vehicle's overall haul ability: from 21,000 extra pounds as much as 29,000 extra pounds in the U5023.
The front grille, as well as revamped hood as well as taxi format of the U5023 is fairly extreme for a maker that's darkness has actually not altered a lot given that the 1950s. Hugely streaming grille sides resemble they are from a principle vehicle, and also the grille's complete size of the Unimog's face nearly makes it appear like an unmanned car initially. It is not, and also needs an endure motorist still. The LED running lights are coupled with indications and also the low/high light beam projectors fairly reduced in the bumper, producing an uncommon account in the evening without any cab-top lights to allow you understand this is a huge monster coming towards you.
2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023 Engine
While the smaller sized U218, U230 as well as various other variants keep the flexible owning arrangement from left-hand-drive to right-hand drive by means of a moving wheel, the U5023 and also its little sibling currently have a main dashboard nerve center as well as an established wheel setting, either left-hand or right-hand drive.
The U5023's equipment degree is currently removaled from the reduced console approximately the guiding column stalk (a la the S-Class), makings a massive distinction in the capability to bring 3 individuals conveniently within. A brand-new home heating and also AIR CONDITIONING system assures better convenience in severe climate, while the brand-new guiding wheel has actually multifunction control pads as well as flexible rake as well as grab the very first time.
A huge pledge from Mercedes-Benz for this upgraded Unimog variety is the greatly streamlined off-road setups as well as controls. Securing differentials and also numerous low-range equipments for onward as well as turn around proceed for 2014, yet the U5023 likewise supplies a dial-operated surface choice setting (like the Variety Wanderer as well as others). This updates all the criteria to match the roadway, sand or 'Bad Surface area.'
The Unimog U5023 is a widely outstanding maker. A gigantic turbo diesel four-cylinder changes the previous in-line-six engines with even more power, much better driveability and also significantly enhanced gas effectiveness.
Engine level of smoothness and also throttle reaction are stated to be the huge renovations, while the quicker transmission enhances velocity rate. Velocity is a lot more precise compared to "sprint" for any kind of Unimog, as the rate is leisurely while the engine thrums away as well as the pneumatically-driven automated fires off faster modifications compared to in 2014's autobox.
2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023 Price
Rates is not yet offered from Mercedes, however is approximated at the matching of concerning $250,000 prior to personalization as well as accessory up-fitting to come to be a fire engine, and so on