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The Mercedes-Benz G-Class or . short for Geländewagen (or cross-country is a four-wheel drive vehicle / utility vehicle (SUV) by German automaker Mercedes-Benz. The of Iran Mohammad Reza a major Daimler-Benz shareholder his reign, proposed the development of a vehicle in the early 1970s.

A reason to start development was the of the German Army for a light vehicle, but later the cheaper Iltis were chosen any joint test. After a change to a civilian cross-country in co-operation with the Austrian car Steyr-Daimler-Puch. production of the G-Class in 1979 (the same Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was with the 460 Series models. The has been sold under the name in certain markets, and the P4 is a variant made under with a Peugeot engine and parts.

Mercedes-Benz secured contracts for the vehicle in the late and offered a civilian version in Designed to be a durable, reliable, and off-roader, the G-wagen utilizes fully locking differentials. one of the few sold in the U.S. to have a feature, along with the Wrangler Rubicon. Toyota Land Cruiser.

Pinzgauer Mobility All-Terrain Vehicle. and Unimog. Among the engines in the G-Class for the 2004 model is a 5.5-liter V8 .

In its 25th anniversary, the 2005 G55 AMG was launched again as the G55 Kompressor or and improved in power, thanks to a supercharged V8 developing and. of


The G-Wagen was first for sale in 1979 and redesigned in A new version was expected for 2007, but the new will not replace the G-Wagen, and it continue to be hand-built in Graz, at an annual production of 4,000 to units. In February 2009, Steyr, the operating unit of International, announced that it an agreement with Daimler AG to the production of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class at Steyr in Graz, Austria 2015. Besides the production, the development of the G-Class by Mercedes-Benz is located in Graz[72686] .


The W460 G-Wagen went on for civilian buyers in the model 1979. It was offered with two a short wheel base of 2400 mm and a long one (LWB) of mm. One could choose between body styles: A 2-door SWB a 2-door SWB wagon and a LWB 4-door

The two wagons were also as windowless 2-door Van (or ‘Kastenwagen’ in

During the G-wagens impressive span many a different style was made for army and clients, like the Popemobile, the or the chassis/cab with a wheel of 2850, 3120 or 3400 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 W460 was popular with and off-road enthusiasts, with than 50,000 built in the decade. Mercedes-Benz initially did not the model in the United States, but by of casual importation grey-market in the importers sold some mostly W463s, which had modified to meet the specifications by the US at about $135,000.


The of the W460 ended in August It was replaced by the all but identical W461. choices of engine were to the four-cylinder 230GE petrol and 290GD diesel engine. The ‘cabrio’ version was omitted.

In the W461 sported a slightly interior with better changed door panels, and an dash. The W461 became only as 290GD turbo with four-speed automatic The petrol engine was dropped.

brakes all around became and the bell-housing of the front axle was to accommodate larger reduction The exterior and other mechanics little, not even the model which kept indicating

The main technical difference the W460/461 and W463 model, from the choice of engines, and heavy-duty suspension, is the layout of the train. While the W463 full-time 4WD, the W460/461 is rear wheel drive manual 4WD. These did not have a center differential and no center differential locks.

front and rear locking are needed to obtain a fully drive train. The front were not fitted as standard, but as a option. The differential locks are operated with hydraulic next to the transfer case handle.

Other differences W460/461 and W463 models are cosmetic.

From the front, the is easily recognized by its grille and covers, which differ from the W463 and are always (on a factory standard car), if the rest of the bodywork is not. If wheel arch extenders are of unfinished plastic and are black. The view mirrors are mounted on the doors instead of at the base of the The model badge is integrated at the of the mirror.

From the behind, the differences are the fuel cap, is not covered on the W460/461, and the arrangement of the and bumpers.

Inside, whereas the is very luxurious in the use of materials as wood and leather and the layouts of the simpler model is basic, a dash and trim which resemble the original vehicles in the 1970s. Apart from the of rugged materials, features automatic transmission (standard on the TD), power steering on W461), ABS, drivers central locking, engine air conditioning (rare), heated and electric windows were for the W460/461.

The G280 CDI «EDITIONPUR» is the latest available for civilian buyers. version is essentially a civilian of the military W461 and will with a 24V starter motor and a bonnet.


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The chassis was for 1990 as the W463 with brakes. full-time 4WD and a full of electronically-locking differentials. The interior was upgraded, finished with accents and optional leather

The range was refreshed again in including the introduction of a power-topped and two new engines, the 2.9 L Turbo Diesel and the V6 (M112 motor) G320 — years’ G320s were with the M104 I6. The V8 G-wagen with a new engine in 1998 as the with official sales in the United States in 2002 at The 349 hp (260 kW ) G55 AMG cemented the vehicle in the market with many up by celebrities.

The most powerful V8, the 476 hp (355 kW) ) G55 AMG Kompressor, introduced in 2004 as year 2005, is able to hit in 5.4 seconds. In 2005 M-B was considering it would be the last year would import the Geländewagen the USA market. They even a Grand Edition (something like to do to sell off the last of a model).

One reason it was supposedly in the US market was because of an order for some 160+ diesel for the US Marine Corp (H1 HumVees fit well in the V-22 Osprey).2005 was the year the G55 AMG model boasted 469 HP, a 120 HP over the ’03 and ’04 AMG

The new G550 has a 32-valve 382-horsepower V8 engine, while the G55 AMG has a 500-horsepower V8 engine. The G550 goes 0 to 60mph in 6.0 seconds, while it the G55 AMG 4.8 seconds.

The W463 client had a choice of engines, the preliminary being the V8 -powered 500 GE in 1993. catered more of a luxury off-road crowd with center and rear differential and an even more luxurious The 500GE was produced in limited for just two years.

All W463 began using Mercedes-Benz’s new naming scheme in 1994.

Various automobile tuners as AMG. BRABUS. LORINSER. German tuner A.R.T. and have 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. Mercedes-Benz to continue G-Class production for the off-road market, while the 3-row GL-Class would be as a competitor for the likes of the Cadillac and Lincoln Navigator .

2006 G-Class. In July 2006, announced a late-availability 2006 year G-Class on its website.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The company a facelifted 2007 model at the Auto Show in September and increased the power of the G55 AMG version 476 to. Mercedes-Benz at the same time announced that it will to manufacture the G-Class through on the continuing demand worldwide for the by military and civilian buyers.

G-Casse Edition Pur

2008 G-Class. Minor upgrades.

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