All-wheel drive –  For the high road, low road or no road

Optimum traction at all times

When building a G-Class, we leave nothing to chance. After all, longevity and value retention are key quality features that are a source of great pride to us. The real tests for the G-Class await off-road. And it prepares for these on our special off-roader test routes. This is where a G-Class has to pass its first driving test before being allowed to take the advanced test on the street.

  • Permanent all-wheel drive. On demanding terrain, two precisely positioned rigid axles with high torsional flexing and long suspension travel provide the necessary ground clearance and outstanding traction, enabling the permanent AWD system to exert its full influence.
  • High staying power. The G-Class can master gradients of up to 80%, remains stable on lateral inclines of up to 54% and can operate in water to a depth of 0.5 metres.
  • Unique technology. The complete on-board package, which includes the Electronic Stability Program ESP®, Brake Assist BAS, anti-lock braking (ABS), the Electronic Traction System 4ETS, three 100% differential locks and step-down ratio makes the G-Class unique worldwide.

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