The Mercedes-Benz G-Class or G-Wagen, is a four-wheel drive full-size Mercedes-Benz G-Class luxury SUV manufactured by Steyr-Chue (Magna Steyr) in Austria and sold by Mercedes-Benz. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class (G-Wagen) is characterized by its boxy styling and body-on-frame construction. Mercedes-Benz G-Class uses three fully locking differentials, one of the few cars to have such a feature. Despite the introduction of the intended replacement, the unibody SUV Mercedes-Benz G-Class in 2006, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is still in production and other production engraved Mercedes-Benz Daimler’s history, a span of 35 years.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class into a military vehicle from suggestions by the Shah of Iran (significant at a Mercedes shareholder) in the Mercedes gave as the version of the guns in 1979. In this role it is sometimes called “Wolf” and LAPV Enok. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been sold under the name Insha certain markets, and the Peugeot P4 is a variant made under license, with the engine Peugeot and different parts.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class History
Development began in 1972, focusing on off-road skills maximum safety and comfort; with the agreement of cooperation between Daimler-Benz and Steyr-Daimler-Chue in Graz, Austria. Mercedes-Benz engineers in Stuttgart were in charge of the design and testing, and the group in Graz developed production systems. The first model of the timber given the Daimler-Benz management in 1973, and the first drivable prototype to start various tests including Coalfields German, the Sahara Desert, and the Arctic Circle in 1974. Construction on the new production in Graz, where a new cross-country vehicle would be assembled almost entirely by 1975, the output of the ‘G Model “at the beginning of Graz in 1979. In 1980, Vatican took delivery of a particular G-Wagen to install a clear upgrade top posts which served as the Popemobile. The” Papa G “later lived permanently at the Mercedes- Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
The preparation of the first introduced in 1981, including the automatic transmission, air conditioning, an auxiliary tank, protective headlamp grilles and a cable winch. The fuel injection became available in 1982, when 230 GE introduced in Turin, including a more comfortable and supportive front seats, auxiliary heating, wider wheels and fender flares. For 1985, the difference Locks, central door lock a Bremsbelag standard and in 1986 more than 50,000 Models G had been produced.
The G-Wagen was face-lifted in 1990 In 1989, for the anniversary 10 of the G Model, new model variant with permanent four-wheel drive, a wood-trimmed interior optional Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) debuted at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. Production began the following April. To 1992, a new sub-series professional users began production. The model of the guns began to offer cruise control, a iron-steel spare-tire cover, running boards and Burl Walnut wood trim interior. The same year, the 100,000th G Model was built in Graz. In 1994, the model line by the G-Class. The spirit of the front disc brakes and air bag driver became the standard. In 1996 automatic transmission became an electronically controlled 5-speed unit. Headlamp washers, cruise control and air bag a front passenger’s added. In 1998, the range-topping G 500 with V 296 hp 8 was to produce a series.
For 1999 a limited run V 8 powered “G Classic 500” special programs marked the year of the model 20. A wheel steering many projects were added all kinds. Later in the year, the new G 55 AMG debuts as the most powerful G-Class but, with 354 hp. The US market launch of the G-Class takes place in 2001 New alloy wheels, the chrome grille and body-color Bumpers plus more luxurious house were introduced. The dynamic control systems included the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Brake Assist and 4 wheel Electronic Traction System (4 ETS). The G 55 AMG was enhanced in 2004 with a supercharged V 8 engine developing 476 hp. In Siberia in 2006, a filmmaker documentary was the first foreigner to reach the coldest region in the world and the car passengers in the winter, driving a stock G 500 nearly 19,000 km without a single breakdown, in the frigid temperatures as -63 ° F / -53 ° C.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class G-Wagen 460 and 461
The original 460-series Geländewagen went on sale for civilian buyers in 1979, after he intervened in February. It was offered and two wheelbases, a short wheelbase (swb) of 2,400 mm and a long (LWB) of 2,850 mm. One choose between three body styles: A two-door short wheelbase convertible, a two-door swb Shopping and long wheelbase four-door wagon. The two versions of the chariot are also available as windowless two-door Evans (or Kastenwagen in German). Although assembled in Graz, the car was sold to the Chue G Austrian, Swiss, and Eastern European markets.
At the span of the G-Wagen was made by many different body style for the army and public-service clients, like the Popemobile, the pickup or chassis / cab with a wheelbase of 2,850, 3,120 or 3,400 mm, chassis / cab being the base car for the army ambulance or communication vehicles. Because of sheer variety of military versions, this article focuses on building more civilian G-Wagen.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class 460 was popular with military and off-road enthusiasts, more than 50,000 built in the first decade. Mercedes-Benz has started to sell the model in the United States, but through a “casual importation of” gray-market in the mid-1980s, many sold Importers G-Ingens gradually modified to meet the specifications by the US DOT, approximately $ 135.000.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class G-Class 463
The chassis was significantly revised for 1990, and resulted in a new 463 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Equipped with anti-lock brakes, 4WD and a trio of electric locking differentials. The interior was completely upgraded, finished with wooden accents optional leather upholstery. The 463 features a larger choice engines, with the V8-powered 500 GE added in 1993. 500 GE produced in limited numbers for two years. Steering wheel was revised for the 1993 model year. All 463 G-Ingens began using a new first letter-naming scheme Mercedes-Benz in 1994, and another large steering wheel to adjust the included driver airbag.
List of refreshed and in 1997, including the introduction of energy-topped convertible and two new engines, 2.9 L Turbo Diesel and V6-powered (M112 motor) G320 – G320s years ago and then install the M104 i6. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class V8 G-Wagen returned with a new engine in 1998 as the G500, and sales of the official beginning of the United States in 2002 at $75,000. The hp 349 (260 kW) G55 AMG cemented the American car market, becoming the vehicle of choice for celebrities. From 2000 model year, the steering wheel has been revised with controls.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class considered that 2005 would be the last year they would export Geländewagen market in the USA; However, once an order is placed by the US Marine Corps for 157 Mercedes-Benz units replace the classic Desert Patrol Vehicle with Interim Fast Attack Vehicle equipped and modern, the manufacturer continued to offer US car market. To celebrate the end of the so-called US market Geländewagens, 500 examples of the “Grand Edition” model. All “Edition Grand” is prepared with external Grand Edition edging on the front fenders and a silver plaque with a specific number series “xxx 500” inside the car. And new for the 2005 model year was the supercharged G55 AMG model first, boasting 469 hp (350 kW) V8 engine.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class G550 has a new 32 valve 382-horsepower 5.5-liter V8 engine, and the current G55 AMG has a 469-horsepower supercharged 5.4 liter V8 engine. The G550 to 60 mph from 0 in 7.2 seconds, while he took the G55 AMG 5.2 seconds. Various cars tuningpeg such as Mercedes-Benz G-Class AMG, Brabus, Lorinser, Carlsson, ART, and RENNtech modified outside, engine, interior.
It was rumored, military contracts for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class completed, production of G-Wagen old Graz, Austria would cease in 2006. However, reports say that the production of the current G-Wagen will continue in the future, alongside its replacement once-intended, GL-Class (X164). An outcry among enthusiasts who admired the G-Class for its tremendous off-road potential, including their reputation and CACHET, showed that the market was for such a vehicle.