The Mercedes G500 4x4², a rolling caricature of a car built as a monument to what’s possible when engineers develop a sense of humor, will soon be for sale in the United States. Finally, a few wealthy Americans will able to express their extroversion more acutely than they ever thought possible.
The Mercedes G-Class is The Simpsons of cars– built on great bones, but surviving so long it’s evolved into a caricature of itself. Well wallow no more hardcore G-fans: the 2017 G350d Professional is wiping the slate clean (and muddy) and starting over. The G just got great again.
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Imagine rolling up to your high school reunion on a golden throne carried by your servants, like some pharaoh who thinks he’s a living god. That was the glorious awkwardness parking the Mercedes G500 4x4² at a Denny’s. That was only the beginning of a surreal weekend at the infamous Mint 400 off-road race with this…
We got our hands on the amazing technicolor Mercedes G500 4x4² and raised hell all over the Nevada desert chasing the Mint 400, snapped necks in Beverly Hills, even impressed the drive-thru girl at In-N-Out Burger. So get stoked for some good stories. Meanwhile, ask me anything you want to know about the truck!
Remember when Mercedes promised to take the formidable ¨Gëländäwägën¨ and make it much, much meaner? Well “meaner” hath arrived and sweet merciful highlighter hello– it’s pretty freaking cool.
Mercedes has already done an impressive job turning their once appealing and utilitarian G-Wagen into a leather-slathered, overdone block of idiot, but it takes the real magicians over at Brabus to push the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² to the true limits of stupid.
Mercedes-Benz is providing some special G-Wagens, Sprinters, and GLE “Coupes” to run around with dinosaurs in the new Jurassic World movie... but this Unimog “Mobile Veterinary Unit” is obviously the coolest part of the lineup.
That's right. If you want to impersonate your favorite dictator or oil baron, you'll need nearly $220,00 just to get in the door. And that's before you start ticking the option boxes.
I recently had the opportunity to drive a diesel-powered 1987 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. This is just like the plush, high-tech G-Wagen models that all the celebrities drive, except instead of an infotainment system, mine had an altimeter.
The last of the mighty Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6s are being built this month, and if your order isn't in already you're just gonna have to wait 'til they start showing up on eBay. But that doesn't mean they're done with extreme off-roaders... on the contrary, Mercedes might just be getting warmed up.
This MKIV Toyota Supra certainly has enough stickers to be fast. But no matter how hard it kicks and screams and smokes its tires, the mighty G-Wagen just seems to casually haul it home like a bratty little kid.
It's hard to tell if this Mercedes G-Class was too heavy for the shop lift, or some goombah working the levers just didn't set the hydraulic device correctly. I don't even like the AMG G-Wagen and this service center fail is hard to watch.
Around 1990, Gunther Holtorf had just finished installing a bed and storage racks in his '88 G-Wagen. His next move was to put a personal ad in Die Zeit, and shortly after Christine responded he popped the question; "Why don't we do a little bit of travel?"
The Mercedes G63 is exactly as awful to drive as you'd think a lifted Jeep with sports car tires would be, but it's only the second biggest joke the company plays on customers. The worst offender would be the G65, and rumor has it that's coming to American dealerships for 2016.
I'd been dying to shakedown a glorious Gelandewagen forever. Haven't we all? We'll now I've got a G 63 AMG no less, with a big chrome brush guard and Florida license plates. So I'm taking it to place it will really be appreciated; Vermont! I'm gonna get me some Subaru skulls.
Portal axels give this G 55 extra off-road articulation, and bumpers that can hold a winch on the front and back are pretty useful, but I think the two-piece Hutchinson Beadlocker wheels are the prettiest part of this G-wagen.