This 2001 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U90 Turbo is a Japanese-market example which currently shows 6,400 km, approximately 4k miles, from new. Finished in yellow over a cloth interior, power is provided by a 2.9-liter five-cylinder turbodiesel engine mated to an four-speed manual transmission driving all four wheels through portal axles. Factory equipment includes a steel bed with cover, an electric winch, switchable four-wheel ABS, a multifunction LCD display, a cassette player and a siren amplifier. Recent maintenance performed by the seller includes a new drag link, new steering bellows, an engine oil change and an alignment. This Unimog U90 Turbo is now offered for sale by the current owner in Dubai, UAE.
The exterior is finished in yellow with white accents and features a steel bed with a gray canvas cover. The bonnet is asymmetrical which provides the driver with better front-end visibility. Exterior features include a Runva electric winch, additional high-mounted headlamps, heated mirrors, a snorkel air intake, a stainless steel exhaust stack and steel side steps. The seller reports no signs of rust on the body or frame. Service documents show the grill being replaced in September 2021.
The 20” steel wheels are painted black and come wrapped in a set of Continental MPT80 on-and off-road tires. Four-wheel switchable anti-lock disc brakes are fitted as standard along with portal axles front and rear which provide additional ground clearance.
The manually-adjustable seats are trimmed in a green and purple patterned cloth with a gray cloth headliner. Interior appointments include heating and ventilation, a passenger side grab handle, manual windows, a Patlite siren amplifier and loudspeaker and a cassette player and radio.
The two-spoke steering wheel fronts a centrally-mounted multi-function LCD display which sits alongside a 120-km/h speedometer and a 5k-rpm tachometer. The mechanical odometer currently shows 6,400 km from new, or approximately 4k miles.
This short-wheelbase Unimog is powered by a 2.9-liter OM602 five-cylinder turbodiesel engine which is rated for 115 horsepower. Power is sent to all four wheels through a four-speed manual transmission with a two-speed transfer case providing eight forward gears and four reverse gears. Power is sent to the wheels with the help of lockable differentials at the front, center and rear. Maintenance records from September 2021 show an engine oil and oil filter change, a new drag link and new rubber steering bellows.
The truck was originally ordered to Japan before making its way to the United Arab Emirates when it was purchased by the seller in 2020. This Unimog U90 Turbo is now offered for sale by the current owner in Dubai, UAE with partial service history and a UAE owner’s certificate in the seller’s name.
A walk-around video has been provided by the seller below.
The first Unimog rolled off production lines in 1948 under the behest of Booehringer which was soon acquired by Daimler-Benz in 1951 with production of newer models continuing to this day. The name ‘Unimog’ is an acronym of its delightfully creative German name which translates to ‘Universally applicable motorized machine for agriculture’. While not particularly catchy, its descriptive name is fitting as the applications for the Unimog were quite diverse covering agriculture, heavy industry, off-roading and everything in between. With unbeatable ground clearance and a plethora of standard heavy-duty equipment, little is needed to turn these trucks into the ultimate off roading machine. The 408-series U90 Turbo is considerably more modern than its older and more popular counterparts and comes equipped with modern equipment like the switchable ABS. With only 757 units of the U90 Turbo reportedly built, this example presents a phenomenal opportunity to acquire a unique and unstoppable off-roading machine.
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