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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab-Chassis pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the rough-and-tumble Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Cab Chassis ute have been detailed this week. Starting at $119,900 plus on-road costs, the G-Professional definitely isn't cheap, though it boasts a 2085kg payload without a tray, 245mm of ground clearance, three differential locks that can be shifted to low-range on the move, along with a 650mm wading depth and adjustable engine speed control...

Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled for wiring fix: eight vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for eight of its rugged G-Class or ‘G-Wagen’ models, over concerns a wiring fault could cause the engine to cut out while driving. The German marque reports the engine wiring harness could come into contact with components within the engine compartment, which could result in damage to the wiring harness...

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been spied undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. Stylistically, the new off-roader will be boxy, angular and completely unrepentant about it. A first glance, the new car doesn't look that different to the today's car, but it's clear that the next-gen model will be significantly wider...

2017 Mercedes-Benz G350d Professional unveiled - UPDATED

With the new Mercedes-Benz G350d Professional, the automaker has updated its "highly purist" off-roader with a few more modern amenities, and extra lashings of power and torque. Under the bonnet, the G350d Professional has a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine that produces 180kW of power at 3600rpm, and 600Nm of torque between 1600 and 2400rpm...

Mercedes-Benz G500: Brabus 4x4² revealed

Brabus has unveiled a tuned version of the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4², which will be displayed at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Under the bonnet, Brabus has fitted its B40-500 PowerXtra performance kit to the standard car's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. The package includes a new control module that modifies the car's boost pressure control, and mapping for injection and ignition...

Mercedes-Benz says SUV boom will never end

Will the global SUV boom end? Not a chance, says Mercedes-Benz, which this week launched its newest high-riding model — the GLC — and is mooting several more additions in future years. It’s no secret that, around the world, the crossover SUV is fast becoming the new default vehicle — in Australia, for instance, 34...

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen not facing the scrapheap despite ever-tightening regulations

How much longer can the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen exist in a world that is facing ever-tightening regulations for safety and emissions? Forever, perhaps… CarAdvice spoke with Mercedes-Benz’s vice-president of product for SUVs and sports cars, Wolf-Dieter Kurz, at the recent launch of the new GLE SUV and GLE Coupe, and he suggested the big hardcore off-roader will be sold until there’s no-one left who is willing to buy it...

Mercedes-Benz G-Class update revealed with AMG GT engine - UPDATED

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been refreshed once more, and it can now be had with the same engine as the Mercedes-AMG GT. The star of the updated range is the G500 model, which is now powered by the same 4.0-litre direct-injection twin-turbo V8 engine used in the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe and the C63. In the G-Class this engine has been tuned to deliver 310kW of power and 610Nm of torque...

Mercedes-Benz ends production of 6x6 G-Wagen

Mercedes-Benz has called it quits on one of the wildest road-going machines ever made - the G63 AMG 6x6 - with production ending this week. Roughly 100 of the monstrous 5.7m long, 4-tonne, Frankenstein utes were built - but sadly none made it to Australia. With a 405kW/760Nm twin-turbo 5...

2015 Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² revealed ahead of Geneva motor show

The first image of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² has been unveiled before the hardcore four-wheel-drive's debut at the Geneva motor show in March. The new show model - which we've seen before in spy photos, where our covert snappers referred to the car as the Hulk or the Green Monster - has been built under the credo: "Only a G-Class can better a G-Class"...

Mercedes-AMG confirms ‘green monster’ for production

If you remember the manic Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6, you probably thought to yourself: ‘I wonder if they’ll make a more hardcore four-wheel version of the standard G63 AMG G-Wagen?’. According to Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers, who spoke exclusively with CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, there will be a four-wheel-drive version of the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 in the near future...

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