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1979-date MERCEDES-BENZ G-Wagen specifications


More Land Rover than Range Rover, the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen was a real beast of burden with incredible off-road ability to match. Engineered by Steyr-Daimler Puch in Austria, the G-Wagen was designed with military use in mind, so hardly a recipe for luxury and comfort. A high price, lack of equipment and that utilitarian style hampered sales in the UK, especially in the wake of the arrival of the Mitsubishi Shogun and Isuzu Trooper. But as a classic off-roader, the G-Wagen has bags of appeal, thanks to timeless design and rugged build.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £14,195
  • Price (excellent)
    £20,000
  • Price (good):
    £15,000
  • Price (average):
    £3,000
  • Price (project):
    £1,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    15.5secs
  • Top speed:
    88.0mph
  • Power:
    125.0bhp
  • Torque:
    142.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Live axle, Panhard Rod, Coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, Panhard Rod, Coil springs
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine AWD
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

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