kscarbel2 Posted December 5, 2016 Share Posted December 5, 2016 Matt Wood, Trade Trucks AU / December 2, 2016 The choice of the ADF, the Benz wagon is now on the market in a 4x4 cab-chassis variant Mercedes-Benz has just launched a work focused 4x4 cab-chassis spin-off of it’s capable, yet premium-priced, 4x4 G-Wagon (Geländewagen ). The G-Wagon professional brings a 2 metric ton (4,409lb) payload (4,490kg GVM without tray) to the table as well as a formidable off-road pedigree. The Benz G-Wagon is already the light vehicle of choice for the Australian Defence Force. The G-Pro sits on 16-inch alloys and has 245mm of ground clearance and a 650mm wading depth. It uses full-time 4x4 system with front, rear and centre diff-locks. Drive to the front and rear wheels is split 50:50. For those who like to strut up and down their bonnet while in the bush, the engine lid can be fitted with non-slip material and has a load capacity of 100kg. The G-Pro also has a braked towing capacity of 2,210kg. Live front and rear axles are suspended by coil springs all round. The 3,400mm (134 inch) wheelbase of the G-Pro gives room for a 2,400mm (7.87 foot) tray which makes for easy load distribution across both axles. Under the bonnet sits a 3-litre V6 diesel that provides 135kW (181hp) at 3,800rpm and 400Nm from 1,600 to 2,000 rpm. And behind that donk sits a 5-speed auto as standard equipment. There’s also a tyre pressure monitoring system to alert the driver of any sudden deflation. A factory snorkel and cyclonic air filter are standard fit as is a bullbar and headlight and indicator protection mesh. Fuel capacity is 96 litres and electrics are powered by a dual 12 volt battery system. To keep things safe, the down and dirty Benz is equipped with a switchable ESC system that includes Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist and ABS. It also gets driver and passenger airbag. There is no factory tray option so the G-Pro arrives sans tray. Customers will have to arrange for their own body or tray fitment. The G300 CDI has a manufacturers recommended list price of AU$119,900 (US$89,268) Including GST and LCT(this excludes dealer delivery and on road costs including tray). . 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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