Mercedes-Benz releases G-Professional ute
Mercedes-Benz has just launched a work-focused 4x4 cab-chassis spin-off of its capable yet premium-priced 4x4 G-Wagon — the G-Professional.
The new $119,900 ute brings a 2-tonne payload (4,490kg GVM without tray) to the table as well as a formidable off-road pedigree. The Benz G-wagon is already the light vehicle of choice for the Australian Defence Force.
The G-Pro sits on 16-inch alloys and has 245mm of ground clearance and a 650mm wading depth.
It uses a full-time 4x4 system with front, rear and centre diff-locks. Drive to the front and rear wheels is split 50:50, and live front and rear axles are suspended by coil springs all round.
For those who like to strut up and down their bonnet while in the bush, the engine lid can be fitted with non-slip material and has a load capacity of 100kg. The G-Pro also has a braked towing capacity of 2210kg.
The 3400mm wheelbase of the G-Pro gives room for a 2400mm tray, which makes for easy load distribution across both axles.
Under the bonnet sits a 3-litre V6 diesel that provides 135kW at 3800rpm and 400Nm from 1600 to 2000 rpm. And behind that donk sits a 5-speed auto as standard equipment. There’s also a tyre pressure monitoring system to alert the driver of any sudden deflation.
A factory snorkel and cyclonic air filter are standard fit, as are a bull bar and mesh panel for headlight and indicator protection.
Fuel capacity is 96 litres and electrics are powered by a dual 12 volt battery system.
To keep things safe, the down-and-dirty Benz is equipped with a switchable ESC system that includes Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Brake Assist and ABS. It also gets driver and passenger airbag.
There is no factory tray option so the G-Pro arrives sans tray. Customers will have to arrange for their own body or tray fitment.
Mercedes-Benz G-Professional Price
The G300 CDI has a manufacturer’s recommended list price of $119,900 Including GST and LCT (this excludes dealer delivery and on-road costs including tray).
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