Even Mercedes could not have foreseen the popularity of the G-Class, with this rugged offroader being a continually popular choice among the consuming public. From its utilitarian roots, the G-Class has become a luxury 4-wheeler that well-heeled customers still snap up even with fresher offerings not only from competitors but from Mercedes’ very own stable. This factor of contributing to the bottom line has stayed the G-Class’ execution and instead has compelled the carmaker to continually offer a refresh. For 2013, Mercedes has given the G-Class LED daytime running lights, new side-view mirrors, 20-inch rims with red calipers peeking behind and a redesigned grill and bumper. For the interior, there’s… Continue Reading »
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If you’re a big fan of the big cars or the SUVs then you should be happy to know that other people are also picking up on that “fandom”. As evidenced by a 2 million units of SUVs sold by Mercedes-Benz, the big, rounded vehicles are now a trend. Mercedes-Benz head of sales and marketing said, “With the launch of our first sport utility vehicle, the G-Class, more than 30 years ago, we entered a segment in which we are now very successful with a total of five models. The SUVs today are an important pillar of Mercedes-Benz’s growth and have regularly posted a new sales record in every month… Continue Reading »
Bulgarian tuner Vilner, takes the Mercedes G-Class in fairytale land. The press release of Vilner likened the G-Class to the carriage in the Cinderella story. The carriage in the story apparently is full of leather plus Alcantara and chrome. They also added a Ground Zero Sound System so that Cinderella can enjoy music while traveling. The LED lights on the exterior is being likened to fairy dust. According to Vilner, their version of the Mercedes G-Class is a “beautiful fairy tale”.
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 »
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 »