Off-road roadster based on Mercedes-Benz G-Class put up for sale

Off-road roadster based on Mercedes-Benz G-Class put up for sale

July 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The car was created by the French studio Heuliez. There are three such cars in the world.

An unusual car was put up for sale, which is a hybrid of the legendary Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV and the SLK roadster of the German brand. The car was named Heuliez Intruder in honor of the French company that created it. The company’s craftsmen are known for working on “charged” French hatchbacks, but it is the creation of an off-road roadster that looks more interesting.

The Heuliez Intruder was specially prepared for participation in the Paris Motor Show in 1996 – it is based on the chassis from the Mercedes-Benz G 320, and the body was created practically from scratch. One of the main innovations was the appearance of a metal folding roof – the Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster received such a modification just four months earlier, and the debut of this design on Ferrari cars took place 12 years later.

Under the hood of the car is a 3.2-liter engine with 215 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. It works in combination with a 4-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

Before the sale, the car went through a restoration procedure – 280 thousand euros were spent on this. The price of the Heuliez Intruder is available upon request, but given its rarity and investment, the cost will be very serious.

The interior of the car has blue leather seats. Accents of this shade can also be found on the front panel. The dashboard is located not behind the wheel, but on the central tunnel.

Previously, a tuned Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 Cabriolet was put up for sale. The well-known Mansory studio was engaged in the refinement of the car.