Mercedes-Benz G-Class forgoes windows and doors for extreme off-road capability
The car manufacturer group Daimler AG has unveiled a new Mercedes-Benz G-Class model designed specifically for the military forces. Unlike its civil counterpart, the SUV is missing windows and doors, but comes with a roll cage and some extreme off-road options.
The military vehicle is known under the name of Mercedes-Benz MRV 6.2. Its entire mechanical base, including the 3.0-liter, six-cylinder diesel engine, the 5-speed automatic transmission, the transfer case with reduction gear and the chassis, has been carried over from the armor-clad Mercedes-Benz LAPV 4х4.
In addition to the above, the army G-Wagen features portal axles like the ones installed on the extreme G500 4x4² and G63 AMG 6x6 for a serious cross-country passability boost. It also has special 18-inch off-road rims with the Beadlock feature to prevent accidental beading.
The newcomer is over 5,5 meters (18 ft.) long with a 3,428 mm (11¼ ft.) wheelbase, and over 2,100 mm (6.9 ft.) tall if you count the tent roof. It offers space for six passengers and can carry up to 3,000 kilograms of weight.
Bulletproof body, bottom engine guard and different body designs are all available as options.
Daimler AG is already taking orders for the new Mercedes-Benz MRV 6.2.