Top 100: Class 7 Multitasking Vehicle

September 28, 2010

U500German-built Mercedes-Benz Unimog U500 high-mobility 4×4 trucks have high ground clearance and numerous quick-attach/detachable implements for construction, utility service, fire fighting, municipal and highway services. It's a full Class 7 vehicle, and because the truck is a noseless cabover, it has excellent visibility. Unimog comes in GVW ratings of 26,000 and 33,000 pounds, wheelbases of 132 or 154 inches, 230- or 280-hp MBE900 six-cylinder diesel and 8- or 16-speed transmission with Telligent electro-pneumatic controls. Unimogs will be sold and serviced by select Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star and American LaFrance dealers in the United States and Canada. Estimated list price: $95,000 to $140,000.