New series

Teaching Tech.

A vehicle skeleton of a Mercedes-Benz G-Class
A vehicle skeleton of a Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Superior off-road performance is the origin and goal of the G-Class. In our "Teaching Tech" series, we explain the function and interaction of the key components that have made the G-Class an off-road icon. 

Off-road technologies


Cleverly combined.

Since its premiere over 40 years ago, the G-Class has been writing its very own success story and continues to impress with its iconic design, on-road comfort and safety and impressive off-road driving characteristics. Thanks to further technical development, it continues to outdo itself – especially off the beaten track.

A Mercedes-Benz G-Class in the forest
A Mercedes-Benz G-Class in the forest

The fact that it performs unlike hardly any other vehicle is due to the intelligent combination of different technologies – from the classic ladder frame to state-of-the-art software for controlling the driving programmes. In our new "Teaching Tech" series, we take a closer look at some components and explain how they contribute to the outstanding off-road performance of the G-Class.

Teaching Tech – No.1


The ladder frame.

As a member of the G-Class Private Lounge, you will receive exclusive background information on the ladder frame with attached bodywork, which has formed the basis of the G-Class since the first generation in 1979 and offers numerous advantages off-road.

Basic structure of a Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Basic structure of a Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Teaching Tech – No.2


Help in extreme situations.

While the permanent all-wheel drive of the G-Class ensures full control even in extreme situations, the rigid axle enables constant ground clearance. As a member of the G-Class Private Lounge, you can find out what other advantages this combination brings in the second part of our “Teaching Tech” series.

A red Mercedes-Benz in a hilly terrain
A red Mercedes-Benz in a hilly terrain

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 20.1 l/100 km | CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 456 g/km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 20.1 l/100 km | CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 456 g/km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]

Teaching Tech – No.3


Maximum off-road performance.

In the third part of our "Teaching Tech" series, you as a member of the G-Class Private Lounge will learn all about the differential locks of the G-Class. We explain how they can help drivers out of seemingly hopeless situations and what other technologies they are networked with.

A G-Class drives over a rocky road
A G-Class drives over a rocky road

Teaching Tech – No.4


Precise manoeuvres.

To find out how the G-Class' "G-Mode" and off-road camera contribute to its off-road driving characteristics, join us as a member of the G-Class Private Lounge in the fourth episode of our "Teaching Tech series.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class in woody off-road terrain
Mercedes-Benz G-Class in woody off-road terrain

G-Class Private Lounge


Exklusive content. 

As a member of the G-Class Private Lounge, you can receive exclusive background information on the off-road technologies of the G-Class over the course of the coming weeks. Competing together as a team are the ladder frame, permanent all-wheel drive, axle reductions, the three differential locks, new rear axle design, "G-Mode" and the off-road camera. So, what are you waiting for? Register now and stay tuned so you don't miss anything!
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A Mercedes-Benz G-Class in the off-road area

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