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Mercedes-Benz Could Offer A Convertible SUV

Top Speed G-Class - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 16:00


There seems to be no kind of vehicle which designers have more difficulty with than convertible SUVs. Civilian derivatives of military vehicles often manges to pull this off, the Jeep Wrangler being the best example. But then you have vehicles like the 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, which was so ugly and terrible that it was sometimes genuinely difficult to believe it really existed. So the latest news from Mercedes-Benz that the company might be considering a convertible SUV is potentially troubling. Although there is actually a precedent for it.

Mercedes had a convertible SUV for decades, one which the company only just stopped selling in 2013. This was a topless version of the G-Class, designed with military applications in mind, but also available as a civilian model. But the source of the rumor was some remarks made by Wolf-Dieter Kurz, Mercedes-Benz’s VP of sports cars and SUVs. And his take was that there might be a market for a convertible SUV, but not a revived G-Class convertible. That means something new, and that is what is so terrifying about the whole prospect, as the chances of getting it horribly wrong seem pretty high.

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Explores 12 Countries In 15 Days

Top Speed G-Class - Fri, 12/06/2015 - 15:30


Mercedes-Benz continues its longtime partnership with the famed explorer, adventurer, and extreme athlete Mike Horn with his “Drive 2 Climb 2 Ski K2” expedition as he and his companions traveled across eastern Europe and central Asia with the ultimate goal of skiing down the world’s second-highest mountain.


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Mercedes G500 4x4² vs. Hennessey's Velociraptor 600: Video

Top Speed G-Class - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:30


Ever wonder what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Well, that sort of takes place here, with the gathering of the high-riding Mercedes G500 4x4² and the supercharged Ford F-150 Raptor known as the Hennessey Velociraptor 600.


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2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Top Speed G-Class - Mon, 04/05/2015 - 16:30


Mercedes’ faithful G-Wagen is getting some welcomed updates for 2016, including a new engine and a host of upgrades that make this militaristic machine feel less combat weary.


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Rumormill: Next Mercedes G500 Will Get 422 HP Twin-Turbo V-8

Top Speed G-Class - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 12:30


The latest rumblings on the Internet suggest Mercedes-Benz is dumping the naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8 in the G550 SUV for the all-new, twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 that debuted in the insane G550 4x4².


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Mercedes Announces Biturbo V-12 G65 AMG Coming to U.S.

Top Speed G-Class - Fri, 03/04/2015 - 11:30


Mercedes-AMG’s latest announcement means there’s one less vehicle American’s have to wish for. The German automaker will now offer the top-dog G65 AMG in the U.S. stating November 2015. That’s right, the twin-turbocharged, V-12 SUV is joining the G-Wagen lineup in the U. S. of A.


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Mercedes G65 AMG

Top Speed G-Class - Wed, 01/04/2015 - 14:30


Launched in 1979 in its civilian version, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class remained largely unchanged to this day. Now an icon of the SUV market, the G-Wagon is also one of the very few vehicles to still carry its classic body and chassis configuration. The boxy Merc underwent several updates since 1990, but a beefed-up, AMG-badged version wouldn’t arr