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Mercedes-Benz G 320 Cabrio W463

The classic Cross-Country Vehicle an impressive anniversary

It is now 25 years production began of the Mercedes-Benz The Stuttgart-based car maker unveiled the Cross-Country Vehicle to the pubic for the time in 1979, since it has delivered a total of some units of the G-Class to customers the over. Its striking appearance – throughout its 25-year lifespan – and engineering has secured the Mercedes Vehicle cult status in the world and earned it a reputation as one of the coveted classics on the market. demand in the USA saw G-Class sales in 2002 and 2003.

A policy of renewal has allowed the G-Class to pace with advances in to the point where the Mercedes can now be ordered with the most drive system in the brand’s range. With a combination of four-wheel drive and the electronically traction system 4ETS, the Low Range gear ratio and manually selectable differential the G-Class is the master of all it surveys off the track whilst at the same offering the driving safety you expect of a Mercedes-Benz on the road. The new G 55 AMG is by to round off the model range the middle of 2004, its eight-cylinder engine developing 350 kW/476 hp and a torque of 700 Newton metres.

The development programme for a new cross-country was launched in 1972 with a agreement between Daimler-Benz and the company based in the Austrian of Graz. Series production was the green light in 1975, as was the of a new plant in Graz, where the is still built today – and predominantly by hand. Market in the spring of 1979 saw the new off-road available with a choice of engine variants – with ranging from 53 kW/72 hp to 110 hp – and in either Cabriolet, short-wheelbase Wagon or long-wheelbase Station guise. Today, the G-Class spans five models, three powerful eight-cylinder

Flawless off-road ability in robust engineering

From the the G-Class has been designed to on and conquer even the most terrain. Providing the formidable for the Mercedes-Benz Cross-Country Vehicle is a consisting of closed longitudinal and cross members, which exceptional bending and torsional The frame supports robust axles with large springs and long spring technology which comes its own off road. Sufficient climbing to put grades of up to 80 percent within a maximum tilt angle of 54 21-centimetre ground clearance and angles of approach (36 degrees) and (27 degrees) equip the G-Class to the trickiest off-road terrain majestic ease. At the same the chassis also provides and comfortable handling on smooth

As the G-Class celebrates the 25th of its entry into production, the technical concept underpinning the Mercedes remains untouched. the engineers have done is upgrade the technology and equipment of the Cross-Country Vehicle since its in 1979. An automatic transmission and air system were made back in 1981, for example, and the has been fitted with four-wheel drive, differential on the front and rear axles and a locking central differential as since 1990. ESP®, and Brake Assist were in 2001, allowing the off-roader to a combination of high-performance traction and safety systems unmatched in the world.

Mercedes-Benz G 320 Cabrio W463

New G 55 AMG with 350-kW/476-hp supercharged V8

Marking its arrival at the summit of the range in mid-2004 will be the new G 55 Its V8 power unit develops 350 hp and puts a maximum torque of 700 metres on tap from 2650 These performance credentials the G 55 AMG to outstrip its naturally aspirated V8 model by 34 percent in the output and by 32 percent in terms of torque. In words, the new G 55 AMG can call on generous of power both on the road and loose terrain, generating authority, exclusiveness and driving Indeed, its performance figures may draw some envious from the sports car market, the accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds on its way to a maximum speed of 210

Soaring sales between and 2003

Mercedes-Benz has produced a of some 175,000 units of the since 1979, with sales reaching a peak of in 2002. That was on top of the 7500 vehicles delivered by the Stuttgart-based to their owners the previous – already an increase of around 87 on the figure for 2000. The catalyst for stunning growth in sales was the popularity enjoyed by the G-Class in the where the robust Cross-Country had been on sale since 2001. In Europe, demand for the rose by some 26 percent to 2000, whilst sales in and Australia jumped by more 30 percent.

Mercedes-Benz G 320 Cabrio W463

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