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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Model Overview

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Questions

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How Can I Take Out The Front Bar Of The G Class And How Will I Cover The Ho...

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Peter Gacek
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Exhaust And Wheel Changes.

How much Brabus monoblock VI wheels and exhaust system would be for my 2003 G500.

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jessetrey
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How Much Would You Charge A Month For A Car Note For This Car?

how much would a monthly note be for this car?

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FredyG
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Where Can I Buy Dual Side-exit Performance Exhaust Pipes And 18 Inch Wheels...

I whant to modify my 2000 G500 Cabrio with AMG bolt-on performance parts. Where can I find this?

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I Have A 230 C Class 1997 Elegance My Indicator Wiper Stalk Has Only One Fu...

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Older Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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2003 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Overview
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2002 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Overview
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About the Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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

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

When describing the early Gelandewagen, and the later G-Class vehicles, the word "rugged" applies best. To this day, the G-Class retains many of its original styling cues, including its rather severe, squarish exterior lines. In its early years, the Gelandewagen came in three trims, including three body styles and two wheelbase lengths. While Mercedes paid particular attention to the vehicle's offroad capabilities, luxury features were not a high priority. Early production numbers were limited, and while the Gelandewagen was not available in the U.S. in its early years, a number of vehicles were imported and modified to meet Department of Transportation specifications.

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

Today, the G-Class comes in two trims, both of which still reflect the vehicle's design origins. The G500 features a 5.0-liter, 292-horsepower V8 engine linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission, and includes leather seating, heated front seats, and Burl Walnut wood trim. Pumping up the power, the brawny G55 AMG comes equipped with a 493-horsepower V8, twin sidepipes, standard four-wheel-drive, and a sport suspension and styling cues designed by AMG, Mercedes' in-house sport tuner.