Mercedes Benz is developing a new light armoured vehicle and the prototype has been spied going under cold weather testing, reported www.auto-motor-und-sport.de.
The G Class light armoured vehicle is expected to be based on G500 4×4.
Mercedes already has the G Wagon LAPV 6.1 armored version and this new model will be more extreme compared to the current version. The prototype spied has rugged bumper and body but armoured panels are missing but it will be added in production version.
Mercedes has given side steps along with massive off-roading tires for excellent grip and stability. The suspension is expected to be tuned for off-roading. Some of the features in G Class light amoured vehicle is portal axles and STANAG level 2 protection. The interior will be basic and has the capacity to seat four people.
Mercedes G Class Light Armoured is powered by 3.0 L V6 diesel engine producing 181 BHP of power and 400 NM of torque. This engine is mated to 5 speed manual and automatic transmission. The power is transmitted to all four wheels and the armoured SUV can hit a top speed of 140 kmph.