The Mercedes-Benz G-Class Returns to Its Military Roots in The New W464

Oct 7, 2021

Category: Rides

The brand identity of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has shifted quite a bit over the course of the company’s 95-year history. While it started as a rugged military vehicle that was born from German practicality, the G-Wagen has become a popular status symbol among civilians that portrays wealth and luxury. Mercedes-Benz now seeks to revisit the iconic SUV’s military background with the arrival of a new, European-exclusive military spec that’s geared for search-and-rescue missions and special operations.

Mercedes-Benz seeks to use the W464 as a replacement to its predecessor, the W461, which began production in 1992. Powered by an eight-speed, 3.0 L turbo-diesel inline-six engine that produces 245 hp, the W464 horsepower is over thirty percent higher than the W461. What’s more, the new engine increased its torque by a staggering fifty percent to 443 lb-ft. Its durable chassis and heavy-duty rear and front axles allow the W464 to cross virtually any terrain. Adding to the SUV’s already stacked off-road capabilities are its standard high clearance and lean angle. Mercedes even went as far as augmenting the SUV’s track width to handle better with snow chains. Whether it needs to tackle the wild in the rain, sleet, or snow, drivers can rest assured that the W464 can perform at a high level in the harshest of conditions. Improved engine cooling and corrosion protection further buff up this burly SUV’s durability, making it ideal for its search and rescue purposes. Mercedes-Benz is also proud to boast that the W464 has the highest payload in its class, adding even more utility to the near-indestructible SUV. The W464 also boasts improved fuel economy, a 24-volt electrical system, LED headlights, and a snorkel air intake.

With all of these improvements to an already stellar SUV, the W464 establishes itself as a durable off-road vehicle that can tackle any mission. You can learn more about the W464 on the Mercedes-Benz website.

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