MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG U20

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The small­est of the Unimog mod­els, the U20 looked quite dif­fer­ent from more tra­di­tional Un­i­mogs. As its de­sign sug­gests, it was a for­ward-con­trol model, and it was used largely in con­struc­tion and gov­ern­men­tal ap­pli­ca­tions. The Swiss used 15 of these ve­hi­cles, for in­stance, as fire­fight­ing ve­hi­cles. The U20 made its de­but at the 2006 IAA Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle Show in Hanover, and en­tered pro­duc­tion in 2007. It was dis­con­tin­ued in 2013. The ve­hi­cle was quite a bit smaller than your av­er­age ‘Mog, with a height of 2.7m and a width of 2.2m. Like other Un­i­mogs, though, it had a 4WD sys­tem, diff locks and por­tal axles. The four-cylin­der in-line en­gine of the Unimog U20 gen­er­ated 130kW, and the trans­mis­sion had eight for­ward gears and six re­verse gears. Its max­i­mum speed was 90km/h.

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