Mercedes GClass 30 years anniversary but no celebrations

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Mercedes-Benz G 400 CDI Cabrio W463

Mercedes G-Class: 30 years but no celebrations


Instead of organizing a media-event and test-drive to celebrate the 30th for the longest-serving series-production car, Benz Middle East to just send out a so-called press release for the local The problem is that over 90 % of the media representatives never a Mercedes G-Class before and wouldn’t really know this iconic G-Class is all We were lucky enough to several G-Models, like the CDI and the G55 AMG, off-road and on German before and will therefore try to pay to this really outstanding which is now 30 years old and for which are currently no plans to bring to an end.

The Stuttgart-based car maker first this robust off-roader to the in 1979 and has delivered a total of 200,000 units of the G-Class to around the world.

“Its appearance, which has remained unchanged throughout its 30-year plus outstanding engineering, has this Mercedes-Benz off-roader status particularly in the Middle and Levant, and made it one of the most vehicles of its type,� said Bernthaler, Director, Mercedes-Benz East Levant.

This family, which is acknowledged to be the in the off-road sector, bears the G prefix in addition to the Mercedes has won the Paris-Dakar Rally, become an styling icon, continues to victorious in reader votes and the gene pool for the Mercedes-Benz SUV which has meanwhile grown to model series.

And that’s not all. With a life of 30 years, the �G’ is the longest-serving passenger car series in the than 120-year history of

Continuous model updates kept G-Class up to the latest development status and guarantee a drive system, but without its essential character. Thanks to a of permanent all-wheel drive, the controlled traction system ESP?®, a â€?low-range’ gearbox and selectable differential locks, the is equal to any off-road challenge ensuring the handling safety of a Mercedes on the road.

The development of an off-road vehicle in 1972, with a co-operation between Daimler-Benz and Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Austria. In 1975 the decision was to commence series production in Graz, where the G-Class is mainly hand-assembled to this

When the series was premiered in 1979, four engine were available with from 72 hp to 150 hp, either as a Convertible a short wheelbase or a Station with a short or long

Mercedes-Benz G 400 CDI Cabrio W463

After continuous model and further development during the ten years, a major development was taken in 1989, when the had offspring. As an addition to the revised model with the in-house designation 460, which was in to be destined mainly for utility-oriented the range was extended with the models. With new, all-wheel drive, differential at the front and rear axles, now became standard equipment, and a lockable inter-axle differential, marked a new technical departure. ABS became available as an optional The completely redesigned interior with new comfort features as new seats, interior body a centre console, a new dashboard and wood trim.

Since September 2001 the has also featured the trailblazing stability, traction and braking systems ESP?®, 4ETS and Assist.

The current model family is in three body variants Station Wagon, long-wheelbase Wagon, Convertible), which with powerful 5.5-litre V8 engine with 388 hp and 530 newton The most popular top-of-the-range G 55 which is available only as a long-wheelbase Station Wagon, has a V8-engine generating an output of 507 hp and an maximum torque of 700 newton The result is shattering performance goes together with an sound to characterise this sporty version.

Another model in the range is the G-Guard, is based on the long-wheelbase G 500 Station This fully-armoured special G-Class is certificated to protection B6 or B7 against attacks with rifles and explosive charges of size.

I hope Mercedes Benz East will pay a better to the iconic G-Class when it its 40th anniversary in 2019.


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