MERCEDES-BENZ G-PRO

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Mercedes-Benz New Zealand has an­nounced that the G-Pro­fes­sional Cab Chas­sis is now avail­able here, as well as across the Tas­man. Built at the same fa­cil­ity as the iconic G-Class off-roader and lever­ag­ing the decades of con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ment of the mighty G-wa­gen’s off-road ca­pa­bil­ity, the new G-Pro­fes­sional Cab Chas­sis has a 2,085kg pay­load (4,490 kg GVM) with­out a tray, 245 mm of ground clear­ance; three dif­fer­en­tial locks that can be shifted to low-range on the move, a 650 mm ford­ing depth ca­pa­bil­ity and ad­justable en­gine speed con­trol. Ex­ter­nal fea­tures fit­ted as stan­dard in­clude a snorkel; bull bar, head­light and in­di­ca­tor pro­tec­tion painted in black, ra­di­a­tor and sump shields, 16-inch al­loy wheels and all-ter­rain tyres. A walk-on bon­net fea­tur­ing re­in­force­ment ( load limit 100kg) and a non-slip coat­ing is avail­able, as is a cy­clonic air fil­ter that is de­signed to sep­a­rate dirt and dust from the air be­fore en­ter­ing the tra­di­tional panel air fil­ter un­der the bon­net. Fit­ted with per­ma­nent all-wheel- drive with a 50: 50 front-rear split, the G-Pro­fes­sional has an ap­proach an­gle of 38°, de­par­ture an­gle of 35° and a break- over point of 22°. It has a rec­om­mended tow­ing ca­pac­ity of 2,210kg ( braked) and 750kg ( un­braked), and a gross ve­hi­cle mass ( GVM) of 4,490kg ( 4.49 tonnes). The fuel tank has a 96-litre ca­pac­ity, two 12-volt bat­ter­ies are fit­ted ex-fac­tory, as well as a tyre pres­sure loss warning sys­tem. A spare wheel is sup­plied ( loose) as are two wheel chocks but no tray is sup­plied at the time of sale. In­side, the G-Pro­fes­sional has vinyl seat cov­ers, two wa­terdrain plugs, rub­ber floor mats, stor­age boxes un­der both seats, air con­di­tion­ing and a lock­able glove­box. The 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel en­gine pro­duces 135kW at 3800rpm and 400Nm from 1600 to 2000 rpm, all de­liv­ered via a five-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. An Elec­tronic Sta­bil­ity Pro­gram ( ESP) with se­lectable on/ off func­tion is stan­dard, as is an an­tilock brak­ing sys­tem ( ABS), Brake As­sist ( BAS), and elec­tronic brake force dis­tri­bu­tion ( EBD). Oc­cu­pants of the two-seater cab are pro­tected by a driver’s and pas­sen­ger airbag, and se­cu­rity is taken care of by an elec­tronic im­mo­biliser and cen­tral lock­ing. The new G-Pro­fes­sional is now avail­able to or­der with an RRP here of $ 129,900.

Now avail­able here, M-B’s G Pro.

But tray (like this one) costs ex­tra.

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