Mercedes G-Class defies gravity in a new promotional videoMarch 3, 2019
This promotional video, which shows the impressive capabilities of the German SUV, the company decided to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the model.
Outrageous stunts are not new in the automotive industry, especially in SUVs. Remember the British Range Rover Sport, which climbed 999 steps to the Heavenly Gate in China? Yes, it was cool and that is why Mercedes wants to surprise everyone even more by sending its G-class SUV to Argentina to defy gravity.
Mercedes-Benz engineers sent a red G-Wagen SUV to the Punta Negra dam in Argentina and allowed it to cross the inclined wall 100 meters high.
The video is made in such a way that at first you don’t see any trick – the car is driving on a flat road. But as the video progresses, we are shown that the car is moving on a strongly inclined surface, over which ordinary cars would have already rolled down a long time ago.
Punta Negra Dam is a concrete irrigation system that is 701 meters long – it passes through the river San Juan, Argentina. Unfortunately, there is no exact data on how steep this wall is. However, we are confident that this year the G-Class is exactly 40 years old, and this is how Mercedes celebrates the birthday of its popular model.
“For more than 40 years, the G-class has been constantly developing, while maintaining its character and unmistakable key attributes. His DNA is stronger than trends, challenging both the passage of time and even gravity. We demonstrated this with the help of a video clip where the G-class is moving along the wall of the dam over the precipice, ” – says Gunnar Gutenke, head of the off-road product group of Mercedes-Benz.
For those who doubt the authenticity of this record, Mercedes announced that on March 8, 2019, it will publish backstage footage of this trick on its Youtube channel.
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