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Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5000 - White

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  9111/40
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  August 2015

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Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)76%


Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5000 Series Video.  [Youku Video]
NZG-branded box.
Unimog 5000 cab is good.
Convincing chassis is almost all metal.
Top removed.
A Unimog of many colours.
Nooteboom trailer attached and loaded with access plant.
Comment on this model.

This model is a Mercedes-Benz 4x4 Unimog U 5000 series which is billed as the extreme all-terrain version.


This version of the model is delivered in a NZG-branded box with an outer shipping carton.   Inside it is held within a plastic display case. 

There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

There is no information about the model or the real vehicle. 


It has a detailed 4x4 metal chassis which includes the drivetrain, and it has the high ground clearance typical of an all-terrain truck.  The wheels are metal with nice heavy tyres.

The front grille looks authentic and the Mercedes-Benz logo looks sharp.  The raised air intake is included and this allows the real truck to traverse deep water.  The cab has finely painted door handles.   Inside the cab the Mercedes-Benz logo on the steering wheel is just visible.  Unlike other coloured versions of this model, the cab roof has a hatch cover in the cab roof casting.

Behind the cab the exhaust is modelled really well.

The rear lights have good looking plastic lenses and there is also a towing hitch.

The load box is metal and the drop sides are detailed and non-functional.  The plastic cover is textured on top but seems a little too plain on the sides.

The plastic display case is good quality and it includes a name plate which denotes the Unimog as a U 5023.


The Unimog rolls well and the steering also works well and achieves a very good angle.

Each wheel is independently sprung with a good range of movement although torsional movement of the body is not possible.

The model can be displayed in its display case, or removed by undoing two securing screws.

It can be posed towing a suitable trailer.


This is very good quality model from NZG with a high metal content.

The paint is very good and the graphics are very sharp with the exception of the tiniest ones.


It is reasonable value.


This is another nice version of the Mercedes-Benz Unimog and it looks good in white.


The model casting first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 2015.

Presentation display case.
Profile view.
Towing hitch at the rear.
Texturing on the roof of the load box cover but the sides are plain.  Steering angle is very good.