MercedesBenz GClass 4×4 SUV

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The Mercedes-Benz G-Class or G-Wagen (as it was from 1979 to 1994), for Geländewagen (or cross-country vehicle), is a drive vehicle / sport vehicle (SUV) produced by (now Magna Steyr) in for German automaker Mercedes-Benz. The is characterized by its boxy styling and construction. It uses three locking differentials, one of the few vehicles to such a feature. Despite the of an intended replacement, the unibody SUV Mercedes-Benz GL-Class in 2006, the is still in production and is the longest Mercedes-Benz in Daimler’s history, a span of 32 years.

The G-class was as a military vehicle from a by the Shah of Iran (at the time a shareholder) to Mercedes and offered as a version in 1979. The G-class the cheaper Volkswagen Iltis in In this role it is sometimes to as the Wolf and LAPV Enok. The has been sold under the name in certain markets, and the P4 is a variant made under with a Peugeot engine and parts.


Development in 1972, focusing on off road and maximum safety and comfort; a cooperative agreement between and Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Graz, Austria. engineers in Stuttgart were in of design and testing, while the in Graz developed the production The first wooden model was to Daimler-Benz management in 1973, the first drivable prototype various testing including coalfields, the Sahara Desert, and the Circle in 1974. Construction on a new production facility in Graz, the new cross-country vehicle would be nearly entirely by hand in with production of the G Model in Graz in 1979. In 1980, the took delivery of a specially G-Wagen outfitted with a thermoplastic top which served as the The “Papa G” later took up residence at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Germany.

The first major were introduced in 1981, an automatic transmission, air conditioning, an fuel tank, protective grilles and a cable winch. injection became available in when the 230 GE was introduced in Turin, with more comfortable and front seats, auxiliary wider tires and fender For 1985, differential locks, door locking and a tachometer standard and in 1986 50,000th G had been produced.

The G-Wagen was in 1990. In 1989, for the 10th of the G Model, a new model variant permanent 4-wheel drive, a interior and optional Anti-lock System (ABS) debuted at the International Motor Show. began the following April. For a new sub-series for professional users production. The civilian model to offer cruise control, a spare-tire cover, running and Burl Walnut wood trim. The same year, the G Model was built in Graz. In the model line was officially the G-Class. Ventilated front brakes and a driver’s air bag became In 1996 the automatic transmission an electronically controlled 5-speed Headlamp washers, cruise and a front passenger’s air bag were In 1998, the range-topping G 500 with a 296 hp V 8 was for series production.

For 1999 a run of V 8 powered G 500 Classic special marked the model’s 20th A multifunction steering wheel was to all models. Later in the year, the new G 55 AMG as the most powerful G-Class with 354 hp. The U.S. market of the G-Class took place in New alloy wheels, a chrome and body-color bumpers plus a luxurious cabin were New dynamic control systems the Electronic Stability Program Brake Assist and the 4 wheel Traction System (4 ETS). The G 55 AMG was in 2004 with a supercharged V 8 developing 476 hp. In Siberia in 2006, a filmmaker was the first foreigner to the world’s coldest region a passenger vehicle in winter, a stock G 500 nearly 19,000 km a single breakdown, in temperatures as as –63˚F.

A new version was expected for 2007, but the new did not replace the G-Wagen, and it will to be hand-built in Graz, Austria at an production of 4,000 to 6,000 In February 2009, Magna an operating unit of Magna announced that it signed an with Daimler AG to extend the of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class at Magna in Graz, Austria until Besides the production, the further of the G-Class by Daimler’s subsidiary Consult Graz since

For 2007 the output of the G 55 AMG was raised to an 500 hp. Bi Xenon headlamps, corner-illuminating foglamps and new scratch-resistant nano-particle finishes were offered for the time. In 2008 more-refined and controls were included in the cabin, along with the system with hard-drive-based a rear view camera, control, Bluetooth and a Tire Monitoring System. The Vatican a new white “Popemobile” based on a G 2009 marked the 30th of the vehicle, with over units having been in Graz since 1979.

460 and 461

The original 460-series Geländewagen on sale for civilian buyers in after having debuted in of that year. It was offered two wheelbases, a short wheelbase of 2,400 mm and a long one (LWB) of mm. One could choose between body styles: A two-door wheelbase convertible, a two-door SWB and a long wheelbase four-door The two wagon versions were available as windowless two-door (or Kastenwagen in German). While assembled in Graz, the car was sold as the G only in the Austrian, Swiss, and European markets.

During the life span many a body style was made for and public-service clients, like the the pickup or the chassis/cab with a of 2,850, 3,120 or 3,400 mm, the being the base vehicle for or communication vehicles. Because of the variety of military versions, article focuses on the more civilian G-Wagen.

The 460 was popular military and off-road enthusiasts, more than 50,000 in the first decade. Mercedes-Benz did not sell the model in the United but by means of casual importation in the mid-1980s, importers sold a of G-Wagens which had been to meet the specifications by the US DOT, at $135,000.

G-Wagen 461

The 461 is the military also produced since All special ordered and military use the 461 designation, i.e. vehicles built for firecorps, police, aid corps, etc. Also the special built, but public Worker model got this These have also marketed as the Professional and Greenline Through the years the 461 models had their engines, gearbox and upgraded as with the 460 and 463 models. The 462 was used in models built on in other countries(the vehicles of army maded by ELBO are The Peugeot P4 had its own designations.

The G280 CDI Edition Pur is a special of the 461, available to civilian This version is essentially a version of the professional use 461 (incorporating of the improvements seen on the 463) and equipped with a 24V starter and a walk-on bonnet.

460 models

200 GE — 2.0 L I4, 109 PS (80 kW) at 5,200 rpm, (only in Italy and a few other markets)

230 G — 2.3 L I4, 102 hp (75 kW), 127 lb·ft (172 rpm)

230 GE — M102E23 2.3 L I4, 125 PS (92 kW) at 5,000 141 lb·ft (192 N·m/4,000

280 GE — M110E 2.8 L I6, 156 hp (115 kW), 166 (226 N·m/4,250 rpm)

240 GD — 2.4 L Diesel I4, 72 PS (53 kW) at 4,400 rpm, 101 (137 N·m/2,400 rpm)

250 GD — 2.5 L Diesel I5, 84 hp (62 kW), 113 lb·ft N·m/2,800 rpm)

300 GD — OM617 3.0 L I5, 88 PS (65 kW) at 4,400 rpm, 126 lb·ft N·m/2,400 rpm)

461 models

230 GE — 2.3 L I4, 125 hp (92 kW), 140 lb·ft (192 rpm)

290 GD — OM602D29 2.9 L Diesel I5, 95 hp (71 kW)

290 GD TD — 2.9 L Diesel I5 (turbocharged), 92 kW (123 hp)


G-Class 463

The chassis was significantly for 1990, and resulted in the new 463 G-Class. with anti-lock brakes, 4WD and a trio of electric locking The interior was totally upgraded, with wooden accents and leather upholstery. The 463 features a choice of engines, with the 500 GE added in 1993. The 500 GE was produced in numbers for just two years. All 463 began using Mercedes-Benz’s new naming scheme in 1994.


The range was refreshed in 1997, including the introduction of a convertible and two new engines, the 2.9 L Turbo and the V6-powered (M112 motor) — previous years’ G320s outfitted with the M104 I6. The V8 returned with a new engine in as the G500, with official beginning in the United States in at $75,000. The 349 hp (260 kW) G55 AMG cemented the in the American market, becoming a of choice for many celebrities.


Mercedes-Benz considered 2005 would be the last they would export the to the USA market; however, with an placed by the U.S. Marine for 157 Mercedes-Benz units to replace archaic Desert Patrol with a more modern and Interim Fast Attack the manufacturer continued to offer the in the US market. To celebrate the supposed end of US Geländewagens, 500 examples of the Grand model were made All Grand Edition are marked external Grand Edition on the front fenders as well as plaque with specific number xxx of 500 on the interior of the vehicle. new for the 2005 model year was the G55 AMG model, boasting a 469 hp (350 kW) V8 So equipped, an original G55 AMG is able to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.4 seconds.

The new G550 has a 32-valve 382-horsepower V8 engine, while the current G55 AMG has a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine. The goes from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, it takes the G55 AMG 5.2 seconds.

Various tuners such as AMG, Lorinser, Carlsson, A.R.T. and have all modified the engine, and exterior.

It was rumored that, military contracts for the G-Class production of the old G-wagen in Graz, would cease in 2006. reports state that of the current G-wagen will for the foreseable future, alongside its replacement, the GL-Class (X164). An among enthusiasts who admired the for its tremendous off-road potential that a market still for such a vehicle.

Grand (2006)

It is a version of long G 500 and G 400 CDI. It included optional grey magno metallic colour, brushed aluminium strips with integrated Edition lettering, open-pored, natural leather upholstery; wood trim on the dashboard and console, as well as illuminated sills with Grand lettering.

The vehicle went on in March 2006.


On Nov 11, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, DaimlerChrysler of Management member and head of the Car Group, announced Magna would continue production of vehicles in Graz.


Early models include G 320 CDI G 270 CDI and G 400 CDI), G 500, G 55 AMG Kompressor. G 320 CDI and G 500 are in three body variants Wagon short, Station long, Cabriolet). G 55 AMG Kompressor available in long Station body. Delivery of G 320 CDI began in 2006.

G 55 AMG Kompressor (2006-)

In the update, the engine was updated to power to 500 PS (368 kW; 493 hp) and torque to 700 N·m lb·ft)@2750-4000 rpm via enhanced and retuned control unit. Other include 18-inch AMG light-alloy in titanium grey with R 18 wide-base tyres, bi-xenon oval foglamps with a light function and ISOFIX seat attachments in the second row, scratch resistant paint in calcite white, green metallic and teallite metallic.

The vehicle went on in September 2006, in long Wagon body only.


The company showed a 2007 model at the Paris Show in September 2006 and the power of the G55 AMG version from 476 to 500 hp kW). Mercedes-Benz at the same also announced that it continue to manufacture the G-Class 2015 on the continuing demand for the model by military and civilian

New options include a reversing which shows drivers the behind the vehicle on the new COMAND 6.5-inch screen, a tyre monitoring system whose appears in the instrument cluster a sports exhaust system for the G 500 Station Wagon from G 55 the ARTICO interior package robust man-made leather the new Cognac leather upholstery extends the previous choice of appointments in either black or by adding a third, brown (no-cost option for G 500 model).

The delivery of the vehicles began in mid 2007. The G is available in three variants, two station wagon with a short or long Early engine ranges G 320 CDI (replacing G 270 CDI and G 400 CDI), G 500, G 55

G 55 AMG is only available in long Wagon body.


New features include new telematics Bluetooth hands-free system, new interface option, standard 20 CD including a built-in six-disc CD for G 320 CDI, standard COMAND APS system with a built-in DVD changer for G 500. The COMAND APS incorporates the new LINGUATRONIC system extended functionality, with Harman Kardon Logic7 sound system with 12 speakers and an output of 450 watts, TV tuner and reversing camera. options include climatised for the driver and front passenger.

The went on sale in September Early models include G 320 G 500 for all body styles (Short-wheelbase Wagon, Long-wheelbase Station Cabriolet)

2009 update

New include ergonomically optimised seats, modernised the rear bench, optional climatised seats. New standard equipment an Aux-in socket in the glove and the familiar designer ignition optional indirect ambient lighting, a leather-trimmed dashboard, an Chrome package as well as a interface to connect an iPod, Aux devices add to the feel-good factor on New body colour choices palladium silver metallic, platinum magno matt

Early models include G 350 CDI G 320), G 500, G 55 AMG. G 350 CDI and G 500 are in three body variants Station Wagon, long Wagon and Cabriolet), while G 55 AMG is available in four-door long Wagon body.

US models on sale as 2010 vehicles, included G 350 CDI, G55 AMG.


It is an armoured version of G 500 Station Wagon with resistance level FB6 or FB7, 7 ‑ speed automatic transmission


EDITION.PUR is a long-wheelbase station based on the G 280 CDI from the 461 model It includes all-terrain tyres in 265/75 R 16 on aluminium rims, wheel arch flaring, grilles for the headlamps and lights, a walk-on bonnet, a towing lug at the a two-section rear door, individual seats upholstered in fabric or man-made leather, floor coverings in the passenger spray-protected controls and drainage in the footwells. Optional features load compartment with a floor, load-securing rings and

Mercedes-Benz Lorinser GLK 280 V6

LIMITED.30 model is a long-wheelbase wagon based on G 500 from G 463 series. It includes designo black body colour, wheels and LIMITED.30 lettering on the designo leather in the colour and designo wood trim in poplar.

G 350 BlueTEC (2010-)

It is the G-Class vehicle with Diesel engine. It includes controlled traction system the Electronic Stability Program and three differential locks at the push of a button, permanent drive with off-road 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic AdBlue tank has rated of 12,000 kilometres.

The vehicle was in 2010 Geneva International Show.

Production model was in three body variants Station Wagon, long-wheelbase Wagon and Convertible).

G-Wagon 280 CDI Light Armoured Vehicle 5.4 (2010?-)

Available in doors and fully armoured and cargo compartments or with doors and an armoured crew and unprotected rear body it is an armoured version of G 280 CDI with rated 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp) and 400 N·m (295 5-speed automatic transmission.

G-Wagon Light Armoured Vehicle 6.X CONCEPT (2010)

It is an patrol vehicle developed EADS, based on LAPV It included a high torque rail diesel engine, top of 150km/h speeds, 1.3 tonnes capacity, monocoque full body, compact 2850mm modular armour plate a mine deflector plate on the floor, adjustable variable front and rear coil-over air absorbers with maximum of ground clearance, hydraulic system and four ventilated brakes, EADS vehicle recorder system, EADS communication system for UHF or VHF bands, integrated mobile command, and information system; EADS system.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2010.

BA3 Final Edition, Select (2011-)

They are of G 350 BlueTEC in short wheelbase Wagon body and long-wheelbase G 500 long-wheelbase Station Wagon both with 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission.

BA3 Final includes 5-twin-spoke light-alloy with 265/60 R 18 tyres, boards and the spare wheel with a 3D Mercedes-Benz star in steel, AMG radiator grille in a design with chrome

Edition Select model 2-tone body colours mystic white, palladium metallic, thulite red metallic and black metallic), obsidian metallic bumpers and AMG side and exterior mirrors, running and the spare wheel cover a 3D Mercedes-Benz star in stainless 18-inch light-alloy wheels in a design with 265/60 R 18 carbon-fibre look inserts in the strips, an underguard and an AMG sports system, two-tone upholstery in designo leather (optional black designo leather), luggage compartment sill with Mercedes-Benz lettering and a grille with chrome black leather dashboard, door handles and parking lever; gathered leather door panels, black velour floor mats porcelain edging, designo trim in black piano steering wheel and selector are in a leather/piano lacquer combination contrasting topstitching.

G 300 CDI Professional

It is a of G 300 CDI Military for civilian market, but 4 seats with fabric It included 3.0-litre Diesel rated 185 PS (136 kW; 182 hp), automatic transmission, manual snorkel engine intake, wood panels at rear compartment.

Vehicle models

varies depending on export

G 350 Bluetec (2009–present) — 3.0 L 2987 cc V6 211 hp (155 kW), (540

G 500 or G 550 (2009–present) — M273E55 5.5 L 5461 382 hp (284 kW), 391 lb·ft N·m)

2012 update

G 63 AMG

In June 2012, the G-Class some minor modifications to the and engine range. The significant outside are that the updated gets LED running lights; there are turn indicators in its mirrors; and third, the AMG gets a new and grille. The majority of the G-Class’s reside under its hood and its doors: a new interior, more amenities. Interior changes a re-sculpted dashboard and centre with relocated COMAND and a new colour multifunction screen to the cluster. The latest mbrace2 system also is on board and now standard with Distronic cruise control, blind-spot and updated Parktronic backup and rearview camera, together a revised the stability control to trailer stabilizing functionality.

The vehicles went on sale in 2012. Early models G 350 BlueTEC, G 500, G 500 Cabriolet, G 63 G 65 AMG. G 350 BlueTEC was sold in station wagon, G 500 was sold in station wagon, short-wheelbase

G 63 AMG, G 65 AMG (2012-)

G 63 includes AMG PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission and ECO start/stop function, AMG sports system, suspension/damper settings for the more dynamic handling via optimised bearings for the automatic transfer case and engine cut and noise levels; AMG 5×2 9.5×20-inch titanium-grey-painted light wheels with high-sheen and 275/50 R 20 tyres (optional AMG light alloy wheels high-sheen rim flanges), AMG high-performance 375×36 millimetres front and millimetres rear discs, fixed front brake from the ML 63 AMG, single-piston rear calliper, red (optional brake calliper colour, ESP with automatic control including the start-up assist and a function with optional coupling, twin-blade radiator with four chrome AMG bumper with three inlets and high-gloss chrome steel inserts, new LED daytime lamps below the bi-xenon stainless-steel running boards and protective strips with inserts, AMG instrument cluster colour TFT screen, AMG main and separate gear display, white-lit AMG sills on all doors, shift lever with the AMG medallion from SLS AMG, leather upholstery with leather door panelling, AMG carbon trim and the designo package.

G 65 AMG is based on G 63 AMG, but high-gloss chrome radiator 9.5×20-inch AMG five-spoke light wheel in titanium grey high-sheen finish, 275/50 R 20 V12 BITURBO logo on the mudguards, display with exclusive AMG V12 animation, the designo leather upholstery and the leather instrument trim, V12 diamond design of the including the impressed AMG medallion on the black piano lacquer trim features and designo mats with a V12 badge, AMG Studio option (AMG alloy wheels in matt with high-sheen rim flanges).

The went on sale in June only in long station-wagon

Light Armoured Patrol 6.1, G-Class 6×6

Light Armoured Patrol 6.1 is based on the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon Armoured Patrol Vehicle 6.X It included a 3.0-litre Diesel from the 461 series, tire monitor, 1000mm water depth, top speed of 140km/h.

6×6 is a truck with 2 of seats, with 3-ton capacity.

The vehicles were in Eurosatory 2012.


The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 LA Show.

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