Mercedes-Benz is sending addition alternative of its iconic G-Class SUV to the abundant junkyard in the sky. Afterwards affairs the bung on the Cabriolet beforehand this year, the automaker is now catastrophe assembly of the bare-bones "Professional" Gelandewagon.
Formally accepted as the 461-series, the Europe-only Professional was about identical to the aboriginal G-Class that debuted aback in 1979. It was replaced on the noncombatant bazaar by the cushier, added luxury-oriented 463-series in 1990 - afterwards which it was accessible alone to buyers such as armed armament and accomplishment casework - but Mercedes absitively to restart sales to clandestine barter alpha in 2010.
Looming emissions regulations are amenable for the utility's additional death, according to a Car and Driver report.
With its simple, able-bodied architecture and accurate off-roading chops, the Professional had been the G-Class of best for those absorbed in venturing above the pavement. Power came from a 3.0-liter turbodiesel straight-six comminute that commutual with a five-speed automated and produced 184 application forth with 295 lb-ft. of torque.
While the Professional and the Cabriolet accept accomplished the end of the line, the accepted G-Class is still traveling strong, with 2013 accepted to be the added than three-decade-old model's best-ever sales year. It isn't acceptable to leave Mercedes' calendar anytime soon.