Frequently Asked Questions Unimogs

Everything you need to know about Unimogs! Your frequently asked questions will be answered.

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16. Jul 2022
Frequently Asked Questions Unimogs

What is a Unimog?

Unimog is a range of multi-purpose all-wheel drive medium trucks produced by Daimler and sold under the brand name Mercedes-Benz. The name stands for “UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät”Gerät being the German word for device. Daimler-Benz took over manufacture of the Unimog in 1951.


Is a Unimog street legal?

The answer is diffrent for each country. If your Unimog is in possession of a licence plate you can asure yourself it is road legal. If you want to import a Unimog from another country make sure to check the rules and laws for vehicles like Unimogs. One Unimog can be driven as car (less than 3.5 ton) and for other you will need a truck driver licence. Your Unimog always needs approval by your country. Each individual car needs to be checked.


Top speed of a Unimog

A Unimog can go above 100 km/h. We recommend you to do this with fast axles. You don’t want to over power your Unimog. A older Unimog like a 406 can go on average 60 km/h.


Can I buy a new Unimog?

It is still possible to buy a brand new Unimog from Mercedes-Benz. You can contact a official Mercedes Unimog dealer and ask for a new Unimog. Nowadays Mercedes produces Unimogs as expedition trucks (U437) and as work horse (U405) to do jobs like road maintenance and plowing.


Who produces and develops the Unimog?

The Unimog is a brand of Mercedes-Benz. They still develop and produce the Unimog.


Can I tune or upgrade my Unimog?

Each Unimog model is a different one, but you can sure upgrade your Unimog. Possible options to upgrade your Unimog is to enlarge the fuel intake by the motor or place a turbo on your engine. Do you want a faster Unimog? replace your axles with fast axles that are designed to drive faster.


Where can I buy a used Unimog?

You can buy a used Unimog on Expeditionmeister. Unimogmeister is an online Unimog platform where individuals and companies can sell used Unimogs and Unimog parts.


What does Unimog stand for?

The word Unimog stands for “UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät”. This is German for Universal Motor Vehicle.


What can you do with a Unimog?

A Unimog can be used for all kind of purposes. It was mainly designed to be multi-use truck for farmers. Nowadays it is used as a military truck, fire fighting vehicle but also as a two-way vehicle. Another thing that you can do with it is to convert a unimog to an expedition vehicle and travel the world. A Unimog can be used for all kind of purposes.


When was the Unimog first introduced?

The unimog was introduced right after world war 2. The production started in 1948. Later on in 1951 Mercedes-Benz took over the production of the Unimog.


What is a Unimog used for?

Unimogs of all ages are used for a wide variaty of purposes. Most old Unimogs are used for hobby or exhibition, while younger unimogs are used in the army, on farms, railroads and in forests. You will even find Unimogs in mountains and on ski slopes where Unimogs plow snow or move big boullders and rocks.


What engine is in a Unimog?

The type of engine in a Unimog depends on the model and year it was built in. The first Unimogs were equiped with passengercar engines, while modern day Unimogs are equiped with Mercedes Benz truck engines.



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