THESE VEHICLES ARE NOW OFFERED ONLY IN A PREPARED CONDITION TO INCLUDE SERVICING AND A FRESH COAT OF PAINT For an example see our other listing at ref: 50414
The ???G??? in the name is short for Gelxndewagen (or cross-country vehicle / tough terrain vehicle) and was Mercedes???s first venture into general four-wheel drives
The vehicle has a folding hood, removable side flaps and a folding windscreen.
The same frame design is used for both short and long wheelbase versions. They have closed box shaped side members in conjunction with tubular cross members, providing high bending and torsional stiffness in a ladder type frame to which the noise insulated bodywork is attached by rubber mountings. The frame is corrosion protected and is also waxed and sealed.
Engine output is transmitted to the wheels using an all synchromesh five speed manual gearbox and a two shaft transfer case. The four wheel drive can be engaged when the vehicle is either stationary or moving. The cross country ratio can be engaged and disengaged when driving, to double the power to the wheels and reduce speed by half. The 100 per cent locking differentials on the front and rear axles can be engaged and disengaged individually during travel.
Payload for the 250GD version is 700 Kg's
Wheelbase; 2.4 M
Ground Clearance: 0.24 M
Fuel capacity: approx 96 litres
Max gradient: 80%
Fording: 0.6 M
Power assisted steering