Click on the dates in the timeline below to view interesting events in Mercedes-Benz Unimog's history
First prototype developed in post-war Germany to be used as agricultural equipment. It was designed with equal-sized wheels, a mounting bracket in front, a hitch at the rear and loading space in the centre to make it a multi-purpose vehicle that farmers could use in the field or on the road.
First prototype equipped with a gasoline engine as the development of the OM636 diesel engine had not been finished.
Unimog went into production. OM636 Daimler Benz Diesel engines became standard equipment.
Vehicles began to be manufactured in Gaggenau.
Enclosed cab launched
Enclosed cab vehicles became available.
Unimog 404 S launched
Unimog 404 S series produced. This was intended to be a mobile cross-country truck instead of an agricultural implement.
406 Series introduced.
406 Series introduced. These were equipped with a four cylinder Diesel.
Unimog 425 launched
Unimog 425 series introduced as an additional heavy line. The new, angular cab had a large, forward hood sloping at the nose, flowing down to a wide, black grille. The appearance of this cab remained the same for more than 25 years.
New angular 424 middle series of Unimogs were produced.
All Unimogs were quipped with four wheel disc brakes, years before this safety equipment was mandated for trucks.
Production of the U404 ceased
Production of the U404 ended.
Introduction of the 437 series
Production of the 406 and 416 ceased.
Introduction of the 437 series.
New Models Introduced
The larger U3000 and U5000 models were introduced.
Unimog given Euro 5 engines
All Unimog models were made complete with BlueTec, designed to make them greener and more responsive.