They say never to judge a book by its cover. That’s especially true when considering the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. It’s ladder-type frame, while still elegant, gives off an aura of rugged power that seems to be ready for a romp through the jungle or a drive up a rocky mountain passage. And while it’s true that the G-Class can handle those things – quite easily, actually – it’s also true that the G-Class looks and feels completely different on the inside. That’s because its rugged exterior look is covering a comfortable and luxurious interior – one that seems geared more toward a fancy night out or a family road trip. That’s what makes the Mercedes-Benz G-Class so innovative and unique. It’s prepared for anything its driver needs. It can traverse backroads or even go off-road with ease, while providing a level of comfort not often found in such tough and powerful SUVs. No matter what the situation, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is ready, willing and able.
You wouldn’t know it by looking at it, but the Mercedes-Benz G-Class can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under 6 seconds. That’s because it’s packing a 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine under its hood that pumps out an astonishing 416 horsepower and equally-impressive 450 lb-ft. of torque. The G-Class also comes with a standard permanent all-wheel drive system that continuously sends power to all four wheels.
Being built like a brick house, you may think advanced safety systems wouldn’t be necessary in the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. But it’s actually full of driver assistance systems that make any G-Class adventure a safe one. These systems include Distronic Plus cruise control, which uses radar to adapt the speed to the traffic in front of the G-Class. Additional safety features include blind spot assist, a rearview camera and the Parktronic system.
Looking at the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, it’s easy to see it’s ready for anything life can throw at it. That means neither rain nor snow, mud nor ice can slow it down. That’s because its four-wheel electronic traction system instantly and automatically allocates torque to the wheels that need it most to ensure a lock-down grip on the road. This also helps when taking the G-Class off-road, as its locking differentials can easily subdue muddy or uneven terrain.