Puch G

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Puch 200G/Puch 200GE/Puch 230G/Puch 230GE/Puch 240GD/Puch 250GD/Puch 280GE/Puch 290GD/Puch 300GD/Puch 300GE/Puch 350GD/Puch 500GE/Puch G230/Puch G290/Puch G300/Puch G320/Puch G500/Puch G36 AMG/Puch G55 AMG/Mercedes-Benz G270 CDI/Mercedes-Benz G280 CDI/Mercedes-Benz G300/Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI/Mercedes-Benz G320/Mercedes-Benz G320 CDI/Mercedes-Benz G350 CDI/Mercedes-Benz G350 BlueTec/Mercedes-Benz G400 CDI/Mercedes-Benz G500/Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG/Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG/Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG (W460/W461/W462/W463). 1979–2018 (prod. over 210,000 sold to 2011). 3- and 5-door UV, 5-door LWB UV, 2-door convertible, 4-door six-wheel pick-up. F/R, F/A, 1997, 2295, 2299 cm³ petrol, 2399 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 2497, 2874, 2996 cm³ diesel (I5 OHC), 2685 cm³ diesel (I5 DOHC), 2746, 2960, 3606 cm³ petrol, 2996, 3449 cm³ diesel (I6 OHC), 2987 cm³ diesel, 3197, 3199 cm³ petrol (V6 DOHC), 3996 cm³ diesel, 4966, 5439, 5461 cm³ petrol (V8 DOHC), 5980 cm³ (V12 OHC). Mercedes-Benz’s first off-roader for civilian use, later called the G-Klasse, but not for the first 15 years of its life, when it was officially the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. G-Wagen stood for Geländewagen, literally terrain vehicle, developed with Steyr-Daimler-Puch, which sold it under the Puch brand in some territories, including its own Austrian market. Related to Peugeot P4. Original W460 built till 1990, after which the Gs divided into two: W461 with less equipment for government and military usage, and W463 with greater luxury. (W462 denoted a CKD version made by Elbo of Greece.) W461 discontinued for civilian market in 2001, though it was revived in 2009; first AMG model in 1999. Updated in 1997 and 2005. Known rightly for its tough, go-anywhere nature, securing military orders, but latterly became a fashionable urban machine that had off-road capability. Plenty of luxury inside for well-to-do buyers opting for the W463s, but tech remained steadfastly 1970s, with poor ride and handling, and uncommunicative steering. Heavy to boot.

Manufacturing location: Graz, Steiermark, Austria

Marque: Puch | Model: Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse | Successor: Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse (W464)


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