Here’s How To Go Through Deep Mud In The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

When it comes to rugged off-roaders, few models are as versatile as the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

With the latest redesign, the G-Wagen has become more luxurious than ever before, leading some reviewers to say it has reached Range Rover levels of comfort and refinement.

Does that mean fewer buyers than before will take it off-road? Probably, although Mercedes-Benz doesn’t seem to agree with that. To remind people how capable the G-Class is off the beaten track, the automaker has released a video called “Driving Through Mud With Jessi Combs.”

Driven by the fastest woman on four wheels, the G-Class proves itself in deep mud, helped by the ground clearance of 241 mm (9.5 inches) and the all-season tires. Before tackling the difficult terrain, the driver needs to activate the low range as well as the center and rear differentials.

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Optionally, the driver can also switch on the front lock but that’s only recommended when going through extreme mud holes. With those steps completed, all the driver needs to do is accelerate and keep a steady pace. Going too slow or too fast is not a good idea. Finally, when the deep mud section ends, Mercedes-Benz recommends braking the wet brakes dry so they regain grip.

Now that the G350d will go on sale in January, European customers also have a diesel-powered G-Class to take off-road. With a peak torque of 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) at 1,200-3,200 rpm from a 282hp (286PS) 2.9-liter inline six-cylinder turbodiesel, the Mercedes-Benz G350d might be the best one for the job.

It’s certainly a fun thing to do and if you can’t afford the G-Class you should know there are much cheaper alternatives available — such as the Suzuki Jimny, for example.

  • 💖Elon_Will_Save_Us💖

    Who needs one of those when you could have a Model X?

    • bxniels0

      I never really though of the geländewagen as an SUV. I thought it was a little more capable than a jacked up station wagon. Nothing wrong with stylish station wagons, by the way.

      • 💖 Elon_Will_Save_Us 💖

        Everything is wrong with stylish station wagons when they pollute the precious air we breathe. Only Tesla can truly reverse the damage ICE vehicles have inflicted upon. Elon will save humanity.

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