By The Numbers The 2013 MercedesBenz GClass

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By The Numbers: The 2013 Mercedes-Benz

Oct 19, 2012

We’re visiting Austria this week not to in Alpine splendor or prime schnitzel, but rather to try on the revamped Mercedes-Benz G-Class — and the G63 AMG, in particular. We’re due to both over some off-road courses in short but before we do, here’s a quick of the G-Class and its history in numerical

33: Years of G-Class production. The was first added to Mercedes-Benz’s portfolio in 1979, and has remained in production ever since.  

12: of letters in the word Geländewagen . is the G’s formal name. Think it a secret meaning? Think – it’s simply German for vehicle.”

20,000: number of ordered by the Shah of Iran. It was the – then a Daimler stakeholder who planted the seed of the G-Wagen in ear. The order never was as Iran’s new ruling party the order by the time the G-Wagen was developed.

2: the number of G-Wagen model currently in production. A box may look a box, but the commercial/military (460) is fairly well removed the gussied-up consumer-oriented model launched in 1989/1990. Although the is closest to the G-Wagen’s original only the consumer-oriented 463 has been imported into the U.S.

How many 2012 G-Class were sold in the U.S. year.   Since the G55/G63 was not of last year’s lineup, consisted entirely of G550

60-70% :  The percentage of Present Production attributed to AMG-tuned Since there was no AMG-tuned last year, the production is working to meet pent-up for the G63 and G65 AMG are on the market. Roughly 60-70% of all Gs coming off the line are AMG models, officials say this mix will decrease back to 40-50%.

10: The number of days it takes to a G-Wagen. As has been the case 1979, G-Class assembly within the confines of the Magna (formally Steyr-Daimler-Puch) plant in Austria. Save for axles, and transmissions, everything — chassis assembly, body and so on — is performed by hand. modification and performance upgrades can at AMG’s facilities in Affalterbach,

54: The number of G-Wagens built day. Magna Steyr 10 shifts to reach that which is composed of both and military models.

4: Number Of Brand Names To Sell G-Wagens. Americans are familiar with G-Wagens as products, but for some time, sold in Austria – and to the Austrian especially – were badged as in deference to Steyr-Daimler-Puch’s heritage. G-Wagens have been under license in France and as both the Peugeot P4 and Panhard P4.

7: The of G-Class body styles to military customers . That includes a five-door wagon, panel van, two-door carrier, a two-door chassis a two-door 6×6 chassis a four-door 6×6 chassis and the mighty LAPV armored

1: The number of G-Class body offered in the U.S. Mercedes-Benz’s importation has only focused on the wagon, although a few semi-official have brought new three-door and hardtop models into our Europe continues to receive a convertible model, but the short-wheelbase, hardtop was dropped last

157: The number of G-Wagens by the United States Marine Known as the IFAV, the USMC the G as a replacement for the old M151A jeep. The of IFAVs are stationed outside of America.

3: The number of locking in each G-Class. A locking differential, applied first, power evenly between the and rear axles. A locking differential splits power between the rear wheels, a locking front differential the same for the front wheels. progressive system of locks is key to the off-road mobility.

12: The maximum of cylinders Mercedes-Benz offers in the thanks to the advent of the new G65 AMG for the 2013 year. This model, won’t be sold in North packs a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter that’s good for 612 hp.

789 . The Horsepower On Tap In Brabus’ G800 Y’know, just in case the G65 is a bit too tame for your tastes. can shoehorn in a highly-modified 6.3-liter V-12 underhood. Brabus its super-G can race from mph in 4.0 seconds, and hit an electronically-limited top end of 150 mph.

°: The G’s approach and departure angles,  which help allow it to vertical grades up to 80%.

Number of miles Gunther racked up on his G-Wagen during a trek.  Thus far, piloted his G to the far corners of the world for a 23 years. and doesn’t plan on anytime soon.

$113,905: Base price for the G550 in the United States. $905 in destination charges.

Base Price for the 2013 G63 AMG in the States.  Including $905 in charges.

$347,000: Estimated price for the 2013 G65 AMG. 12-cylinder power for your G? have to pay to play, and that’s considering the cost of fueling the

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