Rugged Benz makes NZ de­but

New Zealand LCV - - NEWS | UPDATE/FIELDAYS 2017 -

MERCEDES-BENZ GAVE ITS RUGGED G-pro­fes­sional cab/chas­sis its New Zealand de­but at the 2017 Fiel­d­ays at Mys­tery Creek in mid-june.

The G-pro­fes­sional cab/chas­sis is built in the same fac­tory as Mercedes’ iconic G-class (G-wa­gen) SUV.

The cab/chas­sis has a 2085kg pay­load and a 4490kg GVM and rides on a rugged chas­sis and sus­pen­sion.

Its 3.0-litre V6 tur­bod­iesel engine de­vel­ops 135kw of max­i­mum power at 3800rpm and 400Nm of peak torque be­tween 1600 and 2000rpm.

It drives through a five-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, and three in­de­pen­dent cen­tre and diff locks.

The G-pro­fes­sional cab/chas­sis has a $129,900 list price.

Mercedes-benz G-pro­fes­sional was launched at Fiel­d­ays.

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