When you were in middle school, roughly everyone in your class was the same size. But then there was that one kid. That one six-foot tall kid in a class of five-foot tall kids. He was also 15 years older than everyone else and could bench 500 pounds. That kid is the car equivalent of the Mercedes G63 AMG.
While Mercedes has officially offered the G-klasse here in the US for more than a decade, that's only in pimped-out gas V8 form. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe '91 is far less ostentatious, and an oil-burner to boot, but will its price have you saying diesel do nicely?
The Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen, or G-Wagen, has been sold to civilian buyers since 1979. The AMG version debuted 20 years later, pairing the rugged overland vehicle with a 5.4-liter supercharged V8. A decade later, its successor, the 6.2-liter G63, was rumored to be on the chopping block. Nope.
High-end off-roaders prove that even the monied enjoy roughing it - as far as the lodge that is, where hopefully a hot toddy is waiting. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mercedes 280GE comes from a line of just such 4x4s for the filthy rich, but does its current price mean it cleans up nicely?
If you wanted to go off-roading, you could always get a Jeep, or if you're an anglophile, a Land Rover. But if you like both dirt under your tires and lederhosen under your buns, then today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mercedes Geländewagen may just be your ride. You might however, find its price lederhosed.
To prove the mettle of the Geländewagen SUV, Mercedes' Australian arm arranged a 14-day trip over the 1,242-mile Canning Stock Trail for journalists — at least, that was the plan before five of the six vehicles broke down.
If glowing purple aliens landed in front of the drainage pipes our Range Rover Supercharged and Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG had just climbed, none of the guys in the lifted Jeep would have noticed. Nothing looks stranger than $230K screwing around in the dirt.
In 1979, the first Gelandewagen, debuted. Built to take over small countries, the über-cool G-wagen is testosterone incarnate. Below we look at the 11 best special versions ever built of this brutishly beautiful Benz.
We love the Geländewagen for its anachronistic look, completely unnecessary performance and for managing to be the car of choice for both Britney Spears and the freaking Pope. Need we say more? And while a B-lister may be able to roll in a G500, the true celeb wants the 507 HP G55 version because 0-to-60 in 5.5…