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      I love me some G wagons but this one I just don't get.
      So you don't understand the appeal of lording over all other drivers as you relax in an open top G-class with a dime piece lady serving you $10K champagne?
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      This looks like a 2000s rapper special.
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      02-13-2017 11:26 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      So you don't understand the appeal of lording over all other drivers as you relax in an open top G-class with a dime piece lady serving you $10K champagne?
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      02-13-2017 11:29 AM #29
      Damn, that **** dope as ****.

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      02-13-2017 11:56 AM #30
      I'm betting they sell less then 100 of these things...

      Why can't then just bring back the 2 door swb cabrio and sell it with a diesel as a special edition?
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      02-13-2017 11:58 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by ND40oz View Post
      Why can't then just bring back the 2 door swb cabrio and sell it with a diesel as a special edition?
      Yes, all the rich moms have been dying to get a 2-door diesel version.

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      02-13-2017 12:02 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ND40oz View Post
      I'm betting they sell less then 100 of these things...

      Why can't then just bring back the 2 door swb cabrio and sell it with a diesel as a special edition?
      I'll let you in on a secret: the production run is 99. It was supposed to be less but dear leader Zetsche ordered more.
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      02-13-2017 12:04 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by ND40oz View Post
      I'm betting they sell less then 100 of these things...
      They're making 99, the press release says so. It was gonna be less but Dr. Z wanted more.

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      Why can't then just bring back the 2 door swb cabrio and sell it with a diesel as a special edition?
      I believe they still sell the cabrio in a couple markets.
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      02-13-2017 12:15 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      They're making 99, the press release says so. It was gonna be less but Dr. Z wanted more.
      That was the point of the sly smiley, we need a sarcastic smiley to make it more noticeable.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      I believe they still sell the cabrio in a couple markets.
      Pretty sure the cabrio is done, they had a final edition of it back in 2013. They may still be offering it as a professional model though, wouldn't mind having one of those either.

      https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mer...-professional/

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      02-13-2017 12:18 PM #35
      That would be awesome if the offered this through their Commercial line. They'd probably only sell 30 of them because it'd still be expensive and very niche though.
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      02-13-2017 12:20 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by ND40oz View Post
      Pretty sure the cabrio is done, they had a final edition of it back in 2013.
      Oh, you're right!
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      Quote Originally Posted by ND40oz View Post
      I'm betting they sell less then 100 of these things...

      Why can't then just bring back the 2 door swb cabrio and sell it with a diesel as a special edition?
      Because nothing says open air motoring like the sound of a diesel engine.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      That would be awesome if the offered this through their Commercial line. They'd probably only sell 30 of them because it'd still be expensive and very niche though.
      Pricing really isn't that bad compared to the regular G Class. 67k plus another 7k for the offroad pack.

      http://www.mercedes-benz.de/content/...nal_160601.pdf

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      Because nothing says open air motoring like the sound of a diesel engine.
      Most verts I see are diesels and the standard engine on the Wrangler is the 2.8 CRD. It's certainly market dependent but if MB sold a G350d at 40k-50k less then the G500, they'd probably sell a few of them. I'm pretty sure MB is production limited with the G Class so volume sales don't concern them at all.
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      You mean portal axles?

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      02-17-2017 01:42 PM #41
      This is the best thing I've seen in awhile.

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      02-24-2017 10:31 AM #43
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      02-24-2017 11:23 AM #44
      How do we know that was REALLY Africa and not some Disney theme park? I didn't see a dictator in uniform with a lot of fake medals or a kid holding an AK in any of those shots.
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      06-05-2017 01:47 AM #45
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      The Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet is an absurd thing. We love it, but we probably wouldn’t buy one. Mostly because we can’t quite pull it off, but also because it costs €630,000 before taxes and, get this, Mercedes reliably informs us it sold out almost immediately after it was revealed at this year’s Geneva motor show.

      Yep, all 99 were snapped up by very wealthy individuals without a moment’s hesitation, which we guess is unsurprising. A biturbo V12, portal-axle’d SUV Landaulet isn’t the sort of thing you buy after days of deliberation. It’s the kind of thing you buy on a whim, without telling your wife.

      A quick recap on the mad G, not that you need it: it’s a Maybach-badged, AMG V12-engined convertible Mercedes G-Class. It measures in at a subtle 5.3m long and 2.2m high, with a ground clearance of more than half a metre thanks to those portal axles. It’s strictly a four seater, and though the driver and front passenger get a proper roof, the rear passengers are treated to an electrically folding fabric roof that stows in an unspecified amount of seconds to reveal much sky. Press another button, and a glass partition further separates front and back passengers. Another push of a button, and said glass changes from transparent to opaque. Shady.

      Those individual rear chairs have been lifted from the S-Class, which means they can be fully reclined, offer massage programmes and get a calf rest. There’s also a business console with cup holders that allow your chosen refreshment to be either cooled or heated. Even the tables have leather inserts to allow for a “comfortable writing surface”.

      About that engine: AMG’s monster 6.0-litre biturbo V12 has been deployed, which - as in the G65 AMG - produces 621bhp and 737lb ft of torque. It’s got 100 per cent diff locks too.

      Mercedes also tells us that for the time being, it has no plans to halt production of the current G. We thought the 650 was some kind of swansong, but no. The G is set to last at least until its 40th anniversary in 2019, and beyond. It will no doubt be updated with new engines, technologies and styling tweaks, but we’re assured the fundamentals will remains the same (the 650’s door handles are, we’re told, totally interchangeable with a ’79 G-Wagen’s. True fact).
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      06-05-2017 02:43 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by DeeJoker View Post
      How do we know that was REALLY Africa and not some Disney theme park? I didn't see a dictator in uniform with a lot of fake medals or a kid holding an AK in any of those shots.
      IT is Africa, although the one where rich white men come to slaughter innocent wildlife.
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      06-05-2017 06:54 AM #47
      that has got to be the most embarrassing thing to drive.
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      06-05-2017 09:31 AM #48
      the 650’s door handles are, we’re told, totally interchangeable with a ’79 G-Wagen’s

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