Unimog SUV is One Step Up from the G-Wagon

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is still in production, many decades after it was originally conceived, because there are still those who like the rugged and classic-looking shape of the vehicle, but want it with all the latest modern luxuries and modern engines.
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However, for those for whom the G is just not enough, they can pay some coachbuilders to make them something like this. It is a custom Unimog U5000 SUV, and it was spotted while being transported on a flatbed truck, in China. Apparently, the special vehicle was commissioned by a wealthy Chinese businessman, back in 2010, yet he could not get it registered, primarily because the local legislation is very strict when it comes to diesels.

The U5000 is powered by a 4.8-liter four-pot diesel, which pumps out 290 hp and 810 Nm, and it is apparently virtually impossible to register and run such a vehicle in town, in China.

The article speculates that it is going away to a new owner, who lives further away from the city - somewhere where authorities are more lenient when it comes to oddball vehicles like this.

Still, this U5000 is a really unique vehicle, and as you`d expect it carries an equally-unique price tag - around $250,000.
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