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Mercedes Ready to Battle Insurgents With Most Hard-Core G-Wagon Ever

Mercedes has just unveiled a military-grade version of its timeless G-Wagon at the Eurosatory defense expo in France. And as with all German vehicles, it seems they must either come with an extra long press release, or an extra long name. Thankfully for us, this one comes with the latter. Although, the name is so lengthy it might as well be a press release all on its own. Ready for it? It's call the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle 6.X CONCEPT. That's "concept" in capital letters – in case you're a little hard of hearing.

Highlights of this unique concept include a powerful diesel engine that can move this heavyweight up to almost 100 mph, while transporting 1.3 tons of cargo. The short wheelbase and cockpit-adjustable shock absorbers on the lifted suspension provide 450mm (17.7-inches) of ground clearance, with an approach angle of 50 degrees and a departure angle of 45 degrees. There's also an armored plate system where the pieces can be quickly replace when damaged, not to mention a "mine deflector" underbelly.

It might be a far cry from a production military vehicle, but it is cool as hell. Hopefully Mercedes will haul this thin out for SEMA.

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I would buy that over a humvee!!
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I would buy that over a humvee!!
Marine Expeditionary Force has been using G-wagen for years. They chose it over Humvee.
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I could see myself in that! would probably work very well in the snow

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