Mercedes-Benz Classic – 70 years of Unimog.
70 years ago, the very first prototype of what was to become the Unimog was presented. Then as now: a remarkable all-rounder. The Universal-Motor-Gerät, more commonly known by its German acronym of Unimog, is quite simply an automotive legend. The Unimog was the brainchild of Albert Friedrich, the former head of aircraft engine design at the then Daimler-Benz AG, who had already been working on the idea of a motorised agricultural working machine during the Second World War. Conceived as an agricultural vehicle, it was intended to differ greatly from traditional tractors.