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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Celebrates 40 Years – 3 Reasons Why People Love It

As the legendary Mercedes-Benz G-Class (commonly known as the G-Wagon) celebrates its 40th anniversary, one would be hard-pressed to think of another vehicle which has accomplished so much. But what makes a hard-core military vehicle so appealing to Hollywood elites and country club goers alike?

Why We Admire It

Everyone loves the G-Class.  The car has an almost cult-like following, with customers returning to buy one after another. Chances are, if you’ve purchased a G-Class in the past, you’ll own one for the rest of your life. The car itself is essentially a box on wheels, and is preferred by militaries all around the world because of their extreme off-road capabilities and dependability.

I’ve literally driven up a mountain in a G-Class, experiencing off-roading like I never thought possible. This vehicle practically defies all laws of gravity, able to do things such as scream down a mountain at 60 MPH and stay intact once you reach the bottom. The G-Wagon offers a superior level of capability and durability that you will not find on any other vehicle.

On-Road Capabilities

Most people who buy G-Classes won’t take them off Rodeo drive. But that’s ok too, as the AMG version offers a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine which makes 577 hp, and 627 lb-ft of torque between 2,500 and 3,500 rpm.  This provides a sense of effortless acceleration and will certainly put a smile on your face. The G63 completes a sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, an incredibly impressive number for an SUV, especially one weighing in at 5,800 pounds.

New Level Of Luxury

Just think of an S-Class interior and convert it into the G-Class; that’s the level of quality we’re talking about. Every button, switch and handle is made from high-grade metal, and feels as though it belongs in a six-figure vehicle.

When you go for the AMG version, you’ll be greeted by a specially designed AMG wheel and carbon-fiber interior trim plus extra buttons for that crazy loud exhaust note and suspension adjustments which make this box drive a little less like one.

Final Thoughts

When you want a vehicle which can be the master of the streets and commanding off-road, you get a Mercedes-Benz G-Class. There’s truly nothing else which can compare to its off-road grit and on-road presence. With and iconic design and legendary G badge, people will know what you’re driving, from deep corners of Africa to the sparkling streets of Beverly Hills.

Having been born in the Detroit area, I grew up with motor oil running through my veins. Wanting to put my passion to good use, at age sixteen I co-founded and hosted an automotive-focused YouTube channel, the Oakland Car Review, which garnered millions of views during its run. Transitioning toward written content, I was an early-stage partner in DRIVE Magazine and eventually oversaw its conversion to a fully digital platform. I now lead web operations at ThisIsDrive.com. My work extends to other outlets as well, these include some well-known names, such as Kelly Blue Book’s technology-focused Ride.Tech website. I remain up-to-date on the latest industry happenings by doing hours of research per week so that I can keep you informed. I am pleased to have been published on automotive topics for over five years and I look forward to bringing my passion for the industry and cars themselves to Forbes readers.

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Tesla Just Outsold Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Acura, Infiniti In America, About To Crush BMW, Lexus In Q4 – Jean Baptiste Su

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After Tesla’s “historic” quarter – Q3 2018 – where it posted its first profits in 2 years – the American automaker had just 2 profitable quarters in its history, the last one being in 2016 – and outsold Mercedes-Benz (66,542), Audi (59,478), Acura (41,830) and Infiniti (33,079) in America with close to 70,000 vehicles sold, our current sales estimate indicates that Tesla is on track to surpass Lexus (78,622) and BMW (71,679) in the final quarter of this year……..

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanbaptiste/2018/10/27/tesla-just-outsold-mercedes-benz-audi-acura-infinity-in-america-about-to-crush-bmw-lexus-in-q4/#2d17d76117d1

 

 

 

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