In pursuit of perfection. G wagon
The “gland of Oregon”, which stands for the cross country vehicle first appeared in the early 1970s. The Shah of Iran, a Mercedes shareholder, suggested the company develop a military-style off-roader to compete with Toyota’s Land Cruiser and Jeep. Mercedes took note of the Shah’s suggestion, and bigger note of the fact, that he ordered 20 000 of them for the Iranian army. Mercedes-Benz began the development of the G-Wagon in 1972. G Wagon coloring. Cars coloring books and color book cars.
To produce their truck Mercedes partnered with an Austrian parts builder Steyr-Daimler-Puch. It was co-founded a long time ago by the son of the man who built one of the first Mercedes, Gottlieb Daimler. The company’s engineers were in charge of designing and testing the G-Wagon. Not to mention, the very first exclusive design models of the G-Wagon were made out of wood. Then the testing routine of the G-Wagon prototypes started in 1975 in coalfields near Cologne, Germany. They ran it through everything, like sand, water, mud, up steep inclines and down craggy descends. It could climb 45-degree slopes. As we could imagine it was a mind-shattering ability. They also performed corrosion testing in the dangerous salt flats of the Sahara desert. Also extreme cold and ice testing in the Arctic circle. All the world’s harshest conditions felt G-Wagon’s presence. G Wagon coloring page. Car coloring book and color book cars.
Straight to the top. G class
The designer’s focus then turned to ensuring the G-Wagon would also offer impressive handling and driveability on the road which many experts of the time thought was virtually impossible for a vehicle like this. So, Mercedes’ engineers intensely fine-tuned the suspension, to keep the ride as smooth as possible. Steyer-Daimler-Puck built an entirely new production facility in Graz, Austria, specifically to assemble G-Wagons by hand. G Wagon coloring pages.
The production finally began in 1979. Unfortunately, this was too late for the Shah of Iran, who was deposed in February 1979 and never got his 20 000 Benzs. The first G-Wagon went on sale as the W 460 in September 1979.