Mercedes-Benz G-Class – Overview – CarGurus

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About the Mercedes-Benz G-Class

who have followed Mercedes-Benz for time know the G-Class a unique group of SUVs in the lineup. Short for Gelandewagen (or vehicle in German), the G-Class back to the 1970s, when the started building the military-use in Austria at the behest of the former of Iran. In that regard, the shares some similarities the Jeep and the Hummer, both of were originally designed to be vehicles before shifting to the general consumer market.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Although originally created as a vehicle, the Gelandewagen, and later the became popular with enthusiasts as well. In keeping the automaker’s high standards, the was designed to be the best offroad available, and many considered it the SUV long before the term SUV popular with the general However, as its name indicates, in its years the Gelandewagen was often to as a wagon, not an SUV.

When describing the early and the later G-Class vehicles, the rugged applies best. To day, the G-Class retains of its original styling cues, its rather severe, squarish lines. In its early years, the came in three trims, three body styles and two lengths.

While Mercedes paid attention to the vehicle’s offroad luxury features were not a priority. Early production were limited, and while the was not available in the U.S. in its early a number of vehicles were and modified to meet Department of specifications.

Upon receiving a in 1990, the Gelandewagen received four-wheel drive and antilock as well as an upgrade in luxury such as an available wood-and-leather In 1994, the Gelandewagen officially the G-Class, as Mercedes revised the systems for all of its vehicles. A design followed in 1997, which the addition of a turbodiesel engine as as a power-top convertible trim.

Today, the G-Class comes in two both of which still the vehicle’s design origins. The features a 5.0-liter, 292-horsepower V8 linked to a seven-speed automatic and includes leather seating, front seats, and Burl wood trim. Pumping up the the brawny G55 AMG comes equipped a 493-horsepower V8, twin sidepipes, four-wheel-drive, and a sport suspension and cues designed by AMG, in-house sport tuner.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class
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