This video proves that the Mercedes Unimog is a true SUV.November 30, 2020
Matt Watson decided to test the off-road capabilities of the German Mercedes Unimog truck – for this he went to the Mercedes off-road test center. Even when the driver tries to deliberately get the Unimog stuck somewhere, the car continues to drive forward confidently.
The Mercedes Unimog is an uncompromising off-road truck capable of tackling any obstacle you can imagine. To test this claim, foreign blogger Matt Watson drove the truck in the Mercedes off-road test facility to see how competent this car really is when it comes to off-roading. Even when the driver tries to deliberately get the Unimog stuck somewhere, the car continues to move forward.
The Unimog shown in today’s video was used to climb Mount Ojos de Salado in Chile and reach the summit at 6,694 meters above sea level.
This record climb was the maximum height reached by a four-wheeled vehicle. An expedition was sent to set up four emergency radios at high altitude camps used by climbers.
To prepare a pair of U 5023 Unimog trucks for their expedition, massive winches were installed along with an intelligent front bumper system that allowed Unimog to change its center of gravity. This unique system helped the Unimog not roll backwards on steep sections of the track.
When you think of Mercedes SUVs, the G-class comes to mind, but since the G-Wagon is a road vehicle, it shouldn’t be considered. Just as the race-only supercar is the pinnacle of road engineering, the Unimog is the pinnacle of Mercedes’ off-road offerings. Built to withstand some of the world’s toughest conditions, this massive truck comes in an endless number of configurations.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that this Mercedes Unimog for camping is simply incredible. The guys from The Fast Lane Offroad YouTube channel were at the exhibition, where they took a trip on this car and saw how special and really crazy it is. The car is based on the Mercedes U500 Expedition Camper cargo all-terrain vehicle manufactured in 2005.
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