Unimog is a range of multi-purpose four-wheel drive medium trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz. The name Unimog is an acronym for the German "UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät", Gerät being the German word for device (in the sense of machine, instrument, gear, apparatus) Daimler Benz took over manufacture of the Unimog in 1951 and they are currently built in the Mercedes truck plant in Wörth am Rhein in Germany. The 435 models (U1300 / U1700) were introduced in 1976 and built until 1988.
|Engine:||6-cylinder Mercedes-Benz, type OM352, 5.675 cm3|
|Power:||96 kW (130 hp)|
|Top speed:||96 km/h (60 mph)|
Unimogs are especially designed to go off-road and therefore have very high ground clearance. This is made possible by portal gears that allow the axles and transmission to be higher than the tires' centers. Unimogs also feature a flexible frame that allows the tires a wide range of vertical movement to allow the truck to comfortably drive over extremely uneven terrain.