A strictly utilitarian appearance is softened somewhat by body-color bumpers, rub strips and rocker panels, as well as alloy wheels and a stainless steel spare-tire cover. As for dimensions, the G-Class is 4 inches longer than M-Class SUVs, which measure 180.6 inches overall.

Because this is a serious offroad vehicle, rigid front and rear axles are installed with longitudinal and transverse links to coil springs. The G500 is the only production vehicle with three locking differentials. In extremely low-traction situations, all you need is a little grip on one front wheel and that’s enough to pull you through the trouble spot. The vehicle also is equipped with four-wheel electronic traction control to assist less experienced drivers.

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    Headlamps fogged up on the inside
    The headlamps may fog up on the inside if there is high atmospheric humidity. Drive with the headlamps switched on. The level of moisture diminishes, depending on the length of the journey and ...

    Checking the coolant level
    Only check the coolant level when the vehicle is on a level surface and the engine has cooled down. ► Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock. On vehicles with KEYLESS-GO, ...

    Making adjustments in 5 mph (Canada:

    10 km/h) increments
    Briefly press the cruise control lever beyond the pressure point, up 1 for a higher speed or down 2 for a lower speed. The last speed stored is increased or reduced. ...