2013 Mercedes-Benz G500 Cabriolet Tested
Through some kind of magic powers, the G-Class Cabrio manages to be even more rugged than the G63 AMG we drove last year. Perhaps it’s all about its nonchalant character.
This is also the only “500” in Mercedes’ range that keeps the 5.5-liter naturally-aspirated V8, while the rest have switched to a twin-turbo 4.7-liter unit. Defiance is in the Gelandewagen’s character anyway, so this shouldn’t surprise one.
More than any other cabrio, this car is all about the roof. The canvas top is what makes it addictive whether you’re cruising through the city or ready for a little mud bath off the road.
Alas, the plastic windows included in the package mean you can’t use the G500 Cabriolet past 60 mph (100 km/h). These flap in a way that drives you crazy. In the rear, which is very nice place to be otherwise, the effect is even worse.
Nevertheless, there’s a twist in the Mercedes G-Class Cabriolet’s story - Mercedes no longer takes orders for it.
We’re feeling like parting ways with an old friend and we’re inviting you to find out all about this bad boy in our Mercedes-Benz G500 Cabriolet test drive.