When building a G-Class we leave nothing to chance, because durability and value retention are two important quality features we are particularly proud of. The G-Class chassis, up to 4 mm thick, is held together by more than 6400 welding spots. The chassis is galvanised and waxed and the vehicle floor is additionally coated with a special plastic. Apart from this all the attachments are carefully electrophoretically primed before being painted with several coats. Thus protected, the G-Class offers virtually no surfaces vulnerable to attack by water, snow and road salt – or Sahara sand. Because the real challenges lie off the beaten track: and our G-Class models are prepared to face them on our special Cross-Country Vehicle test tracks. On challenging terrain, long spring travel and two precisely-guided rigid axles with high cross-over, guarantee the necessary ground clearance as well as exceptional traction. This enables the permanent all-wheel drive to develop its force fully.