Wednesday, September 30, 2020
News The Unicat MD56c Is A $1.6 Million Motorhome

The Unicat MD56c Is A $1.6 Million Motorhome

In the Unicat MD56c, it would be easy to disappear off the grid and for a long while.


  • The MD56c is powered by a 532-horsepower diesel engine.

  • Its range is of 3,300 km, or 2,000 miles.

  • This is the vehicle we all need in a post-apocalyptical world.


A glance at the Unicat MD56c, it specs and attractive living quarters, has us thinking that it could be nice to actually get away from the pandemic mess the world is currently in. All we need are $1.6 million and a few hours to fill all the enormous and various reservoirs.

Unicat MD56c | Photo: Unicat

Consider that this huge six-wheel-drive, 12-speed, 19,800 kg (43,650 lbs) can drive from the heart of Toronto all the way out to Thunder Bay, and back without ever stopping. This gives you an idea of how far you can go on a tank-full if you decide to just go. Said tank can hold 264 gallons, or 1,000 litres, of diesel fuel. Do the math – filling your SUV’s 15-gallon (60-litre) tank takes about 3 minutes. Multiply by 15 or 16, and you’re not quite there yet.

Unicat MD56c | Photo: Unicat

That’s because this part motorhome, part command-center can also hold up to 600 litres (158.5 gallons) of freshwater. All that remains as far as necessities is power. For that, the MD56c’s roof is covered with 1,850-W solar panels that feed a 1,200-Ah/24.6-kWh lithium battery bank. There’s also an inverter, a full monitoring system and a Honda portable generator if need be.

Unicat MD56c | Photo: Unicat

The more civilian-oriented part of the incredible Unicat MD56c is its lovely living quarters, which are both cooled and heated. There’s room for six aboard however five will be most at ease with the sleeping arrangements. Both the kitchen and bathroom are relatively spacious and well-appointed. And there’s even a dishwasher!

If you’re the type who enjoys riding or driving smaller vehicles, the MD56c also features a 6.2-foot loading platform that can hold two motorcycles or a quad.

Unicat MD56c | Photo: Unicat

The German-based vehicle manufacturer specializes in these types of vehicles, be they for professional or personal usage. The Unicat MD56c, based on a 2019 MAN TGS 26.540 6×6 chassis, was revealed last spring, as noted by autoevolution, but it’s still worth a closer look.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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