To celebrate their jubilee “60 Years Unimog”, Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks (MBS) presented a design concept based on the U 5000 with its outstanding off-road mobility.
The design was created as joint cooperation between the MBS development team, the Daimler commercial vehicle designers in Sindelfingen and a model designing partner.
It has an impressive, dynamic and extremely expressive “face” corresponding to the future form language of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle design, and it also combines the past and future of the Unimog in an avantgardist way.
The design concept is based on the Unimog U 5000 chassis with its outstanding off-road capabilities. The traditional and well-known coil springs are painted red and its hulk of a bonnet, with its typical Mercedes-Benz line and the mudguards, shine out in a fresh green – the colours were inspired by the poison dart frog. The headlights are like stage lights, which focus the beam of light and the clearly visible, sweeping lines of the frame have been finished with high-grade trims, cut from aluminium blocks. The four same-size wheels also make a strong optical impression with their five star alu-rim design.