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2012 GL Seen Testing In Sweden

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 »

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AMG G55 Stomps Onto Indian Territory

Following the announcement of the relaunch of the Maybach brand in India, Mercedes has announced the introduction of the Geländewagen, more widely known as the G-Class. The first G-Class model to be marketed in the sub-continent is no less than the G55 which has been massaged by AMG. The Geländewagen (cross-country vehicle) has the distinction of being the longest-serving model in the Mercedes passenger vehicle range. Even though its basic look and layout has not changed since its introduction, the handsome ruggedness of the G-Class continues to appeal to a generation of well-heeled younger buyers. Powered by a 500 horsepower 5.5 liter V8, the G55 does the 0-60 sprint in… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Takes Two Titles in “Off Road” Reader Survey

The recent reader survey from “Off Road” saw the Mercedes-Benz G-Class awarded with two wins, taking first place in both the Luxury off-road vehicle category and in the Classic category. The wins put the G-Class in the specialist publication’s winners’ circle for the eighth year, and as such staked its claim as the Off-road Vehicle of the Year. The G-Class was not the only winner for Mercedes-Benz, however. The Unimog multi-purpose four wheel drive medium truck was also considered by a majority of Off Road readers to be the best in the Special Vehicles category. With over three decades of production under its belt, the G-Class is the longest-serving model… Continue Reading »

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BRABUS Releases New Smooth-Ride Suspension for G-Class Models

There never seems to be a dull moment as long as BRABUS is around. The long-standing Mercedes-Benz tuner has just released its new smooth-ride suspension with dynamic control, available across the Mercedes-Benz G-Class range. This new suspension system, which was developed with German shock absorber manufacturer BILSTEIN, sports two-way adjustable shock absorbers at the front and the back of the car. Users will be able to experience firmer or softer damping rates thanks to the BRABUS Ride Control suspension’s control unit, which can be automatically or manually made to switch each shock absorber’s electronically-triggered valves between sport and comfort modes. The best thing about the system is that switching between… Continue Reading »

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Introducing: the A.R.T. G-Streetline Edition Sterling

Tuning specialist A.R.T. Is known for their incredible Mercedes-Benz tuning work, particularly on those fine G Class packages. Nowthe German tuner has unveiled its latest offering: a design package for the G Class, dubbed the G-Streetline Edition Sterling. They took a V8-equipped Mercedes-Benz G400 CDI, then gave the diesel engine a new remapped ECU for a 41-bhp increase, giving the G-Streetline a 292 bhp rating, with torque of 624Nm. That kind of power needs a good exhaust system, which is why A.R.T. Provided a new sport exhaust system that has side-mounted stainless steel pipes. Each side gets three tailpipes, all coming in front of the rear wheel wells. The new… Continue Reading »

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G-Class Propels Top German Offroader to Victory

With the cooperation of Mercedes-Benz and Continental Tires, German magazine ‘auto motor und sport’ recently held the Offroad Challenge 2010. Last May, auto motor und sport signed up more than 500 drivers to participate in the Offroad Challenge 2010. The magazine’s selection process reduced the list of hopeful candidates to 60.  The preliminary round was composed of groups of 20, who then competed on three difficult off-road courses in Brandenburg, Rheinland-Pfalz and Bavaria during the months of July and September. The best three from each round were then given the opportunity to travel to the U.S. for the final round, held at the Continental test site in Uvalde, Texas, which pushed… Continue Reading »

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G-Wagon making an Australian comeback

It’s been a long while since we last saw the much-adored G-Class Wagon. Now, it returns as part of Mercedes-Benz Australia’s latest lineup, after having won a contract with the Australian Army back in 2007. The contract is an order for 1,200 units of 4×4 and 6×6 Gelandewagens for delivery to the Army, with the first vehicles rolling into duty last year. Since then, there have been news surfacing from Mercedes-Benz Australia that the G-Wagon may find itself not only in military hands but under civilians as well. Back in the 1980′s, Mercedes-Benz was still struggling to sell the G-Glass wagon in Australia. Now, it seems, lady luck has shined… Continue Reading »

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