1980 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

DaimlerChrysler gives a sequence of game application motors to the general public beneathneath the Mercedes-Benz logo as G-Class. Commonly called the G-Wagen, brief for Geländewagen (or Cross-Country Vehicle), Mercedes secured navy contracts for the car withinside the overdue Seventies and provided a civilian model to the general public in 1979. Never a completely Mercedes product, the G-Wagen become a joint Steyr-Daimler-Puch improvement and are assembled through Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. Mercedes' component become to offer the drivetrain in addition to indoors layout on civilian motors, and Steyr retained distribution rights in positive areas beneathneath the Puch name.


The G-Wagen become first provided on the market in 1979 and redesigned in 1990 and up to date in 1997. A new edition become anticipated for 2007, however the new R-Class will now no longer update the G-Wagen and it's going to remain hand constructed in Graz, Austria at an annual manufacturing charge of 4,000 to 6,000 units.


The unique W460/W461 G-Wagen went onsale for the 1979 version year. It become provided in wheelbases and 3 frame styles: A 2-door brief-wheelbase convertible, a 2-door brief-wheelbase wagon, and a long-wheelbase 4-door wagon.

This model of the G-Wagen become famous with navy and offroad enthusiasts, with greater than 50,000 constructed withinside the first decade. The car become now no longer provided withinside the United States officially, however with the death of the "informal importation" grey-marketplace withinside the mid-1980s, importers like Europa International had been a success in promoting G-Wagens (in general W463s) that were changed to fulfill US DOT specs for around $135,000.