You probably didn't know this.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been an integral part of the off-road vehicle segment for over 40 years. But these facts should be new even to die-hard fans.
How many individual parts does a G-Class consist of? How many screws hold its parts together? And how much horsepower did the first G-Class have when it rolled off the production line more than 40 years ago? Questions upon questions — and we have the answers to all of them!
Since the nascence of the Mercedes-Benz off-road icon more than four decades ago, numerous facts, stories and background information about the G-Class have accumulated. Most of them are not well-kept secrets, but are well known, especially to die-hard fans of the off-road legend. Some details, however, may still be unknown, even to them. That’s why we’re giving you background knowledge and previously unknown facts that you’ve certainly never read before!
Robust & Reliable
Before a G-Class can embark on off-road adventures, it takes more than 100 hours of manufacturing to build it from around 3,200 individual parts held together by around 400 screws, washers, and nuts. The G-Class is then painted with an average of 8 to 10 litres in one of the 39 available paint colours, applied in 4 to 6 coats.
The chassis is made of up to 3.4-millimetre-thick sheet steel, which makes it more suitable for tough off-road use than self-supporting bodies.