Here’s a reason why the G-Class has such credibility as an off-roader and all around vehicle. Shot in winter weather in Poland, it shows this 240G doing extra duty as an icebreaker. Encountering a road that’s turned into a slurry mixture combined with a section of sheet ice, the driver of this G-Class doesn’t turn back but actually attacks the obstacle with gusto. And as the video title confirms, this G-Class’ engine is a diesel, which in terms of power is pretty low in the range of available powerplants but nevertheless provides enough torque to move the vehicle forward in terrain such as this. While the video is jerky and… Continue Reading »
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A Mercedes-Benz distributor in Oman, Zarawi Trading Company has come up with a special edition of Mercedes’ evergreen G-Class model, specifically the G55. Calling it the G55 Arabia, this limited edition G-Class will have a limited 100-unit run, and will be available in matte white or black. To set the G55 Arabia apart, chrome bullbars, carbon fiber trim and 19-inch AMG wheels have been added. As befits a special edition, a two-tone black and porcelain leather interior grace the inside of the vehicles, with more carbon fiber trim highlighted by champagne white Designo piano lacquer wood trim. No revisions have been announced to the standard 354 horsepower 4-litre V8 engine… Continue Reading »
Red is a color normally synonymous with sports cars and is a color not usually associated with Mercedes cars. But Brabus, as it usually does, has defied convention with this red G-Class, which fairly screams for attention with its all-red bodywork, including the grille and side mirrors. Contrasting black wheels make this Brabus Widestar-influenced SUV looking as aggressive as it can be. Knowing Brabus and its customers with big wallets, its safe to assume that performance upgrades are present in this sporty G-Class and unlike other low-slung sports cars that are limited to smooth pavement, this rugged beast can keep on going where the road ends.
Mercedes-Benz has been able to recover from the setback that the G-Class experienced in the Australian Outbacks, after their PR attempt for the G-Class backfired. The parts had been flown in and the mechanics where able to replace the damaged shock absorbers. Mercedes-Benz has overcome suspension issues to become first car maker to make it through one of Australia’s toughest roads. They traveled over 1600 kilometers, even passed a burnt-out Ford Explorer and a shell of a HiLux crew cab lying on its side – a stark reminder that the stunningly isolated outback route is also one of the more dangerous for the under-prepared. If you can still remember, the… Continue Reading »
Aiming to show Australians that their G-Class wagens have what it takes to tackle the Outback, Mercedes planned and organized an almost 1,200 mile trek across the historic Canning Stock Route. This route used to be a major lifeline in getting cattle from remote ranches to Perth. The expedition planned by Mercedes would start from Halls Creek (Western Australia) to Wiluna. Though now unused for its original purpose, this route is recognized as a great adventure route for trekkers. Aiming to finish the route in 14 days, the organizers set off in 7 G-Class wagons, which are vehicles that have admittedly proven themselves to be capable off-road warriors. But not… Continue Reading »
German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz proudly releases two brand new models of the G-Class off-road vehicle. The twins, known as the Edition Select and the BA3 Final Edition, can be differentiated by their wheelbase length – one being longer than the other. Two variants will be offered for the shorter BA3 Final Edition model, specifically the G350 BlueTEC whose 6-cylinder diesel engine is capable of 211 hp and 540 Nm and the G 500 with a 5.5-liter gasoline engine which can easily churn out 388 hp and 530 Nm. Both models feature Mercedes-Benz’s permanent all-wheel drive system with off-road ratio as well as a 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic tranny. And then there’s… Continue Reading »
Although the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL has no official launch date yet, it has already been spotted a number of times in heavily disguised form. In previous settings, observers have deduced that the GL will share the platform of the ML, although in stretched-out form. Now, it has most recently been seen in Sweden, obviously for some hard-edged testing in snow and icy conditions. The spy pics show a wide grill inspired by the R-Class and a front end reminiscent of the current E-Class. Additionally, new headlights and LED daytime running lights can be seen on the bumper. The rear of the vehicle was still successfully disguised so only conjecture will… Continue Reading »