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MERCEDES BENZ G-Klasse Cabrio (W463) 1990-2000

Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Premium SUV
Production years: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Mercedes-Benz decided to bring new life into the G-Class and refreshed the lineup in 1989, while in the following year, the carmaker extended the modifications to the open-top version as well.

While the rest of the Mercedes-Benz's range was upgraded to more luxurious standards, the G-Class remained behind as an extremely capable off-road machine. However, its comfort was a far cry behind the rest of the carmaker's range, not to mention the lack of amenities.

For the refreshed lineup, the front fascia received a new treatment with new clusters for the round headlights. The blinkers, though, remained on the upper side of the fenders as before. In addition, its slatted grille was adorned with the carmaker's badge in the middle. At the same time, the bumper was slightly rounded and now incorporated the foglights. Yet, the B-pillar that hid the safety arch was thick. Even with the triangular window enclosed, it was still an obstacle to the driver's visibility.

The interior showed some features carried over from the W124 E-Class, such as the steering wheel and the seats. Moreover, the dashboard followed the same design language as the rest of the carmaker's range. However, there was little legroom for rear-seat passengers due to the short wheelbase. Moreover, the trunk was barely big enough to carry more than two backpacks and a briefcase.

Apart from the new all-wheel drive, which replaced the older part-time 4x4 system, the carmaker added a new engine range. The base model still featured the same sluggish inline-four powerplants, but a 5.0-liter V8 engine powered the top-of-the-range unit. In addition, there were a few turbo-diesel engines available and offered a decent fuel efficiency. Depending on the engine configuration and options, Mercedes-Benz offered the G-Class convertible with a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic.

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MERCEDES BENZ G-Klasse Cabrio (W463) 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
  6 gasoline engines
  • 200 GE
  • 230 GE
  • 300 GE
  • G 320 (L6)
  • G 320 (V6)
  • G 500
  4 diesel engines
  • 250 GD
  • 300 GD
  • 300 Turbodiesel
  • 350 GD Turbo
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MERCEDES BENZ G-Klasse Cabrio (W463) 200 GE

ENGINE SPECS  –  200 GE
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1996 cm3
Power
87 KW @ 5200 RPM
118 HP @ 5200 RPM
117 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
127 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
172 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Mechanical Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205 R16 M+S
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.3 in (4224 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.1/56.1 in (1,425/1,425 mm)
Wheelbase
94.5 in (2400 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.7 in (221 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8-55.8 cuFT (249 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4420 lbs (2005 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5776 lbs (2620 kg)

MERCEDES BENZ G-Klasse Cabrio (W463) 230 GE

ENGINE SPECS  –  230 GE
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2298 cm3
Power
93 KW @ 5000 RPM
126 HP @ 5000 RPM
125 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
140 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
190 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Mechanical Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
91 mph (146 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
17.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205 R16 M+S
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.3 in (4224 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.1/56.1 in (1,425/1,425 mm)
Wheelbase
94.5 in (2400 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.7 in (221 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8-55.8 cuFT (249 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4420 lbs (2005 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5776 lbs (2620 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
15.5 mpg US (15.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
362 g/km

MERCEDES BENZ G-Klasse Cabrio (W463) 300 GE

ENGINE SPECS  –  300 GE
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2960 cm3
Power
125 KW @ 5500 RPM
170 HP @ 5500 RPM
168 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
173 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
235 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Mechanical Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
102 mph (164 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205 R16 M+S
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.3 in (4224 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.1/56.1 in (1,425/1,425 mm)
Wheelbase
94.5 in (2400 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.7 in (221 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8-55.8 cuFT (249 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4475 lbs (2030 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5776 lbs (2620 kg)

MERCEDES BENZ G-Klasse Cabrio (W463) G 320 (L6)

ENGINE SPECS  –  G 320 (L6)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
3199 cm3
Power
155 KW @ 5500 RPM
210 HP @ 5500 RPM
208 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
221 lb-ft @ 3750 RPM
300 Nm @ 3750 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
106 mph (171 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Automatic, 4 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/65 R16 109 H M+S
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.3 in (4275 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/58.1 in (1,476/1,476 mm)
Wheelbase
94.5 in (2400 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.7 in (221 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8-55.8 cuFT (249 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4795 lbs (2175 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6062 lbs (2750 kg)

MERCEDES BENZ G-Klasse Cabrio (W463) G 320 (V6)

ENGINE SPECS  –  G 320 (V6)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3199 cm3
Power
158 KW @ 5500 RPM
215 HP @ 5500 RPM
212 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
221 lb-ft @ 2800-4800 RPM
300 Nm @ 2800-4800 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
107 mph (172 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Automatic, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/65 R16 109 H M+S
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.3 in (4275 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/58.1 in (1,476/1,476 mm)
Wheelbase
94.5 in (2400 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.7 in (221 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8-55.8 cuFT (249 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4795 lbs (2175 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6195 lbs (2810 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
12.3 mpg US (19.1 L/100Km)
Highway
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Combined
15.4 mpg US (15.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
363 g/km

MERCEDES BENZ G-Klasse Cabrio (W463) G 500

ENGINE SPECS  –  G 500
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4966 cm3
Power
218 KW @ 5500 RPM
296 HP @ 5500 RPM
292 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
336 lb-ft @ 2800-4000 RPM
456 Nm @ 2800-4000 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Automatic, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/60 R18 H
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.3 in (4275 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/58.1 in (1,476/1,476 mm)
Wheelbase
94.5 in (2400 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.7 in (221 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8-55.8 cuFT (249 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5181 lbs (2350 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6195 lbs (2810 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
10.8 mpg US (21.8 L/100Km)
Highway
17.2 mpg US (13.7 L/100Km)
Combined
14.1 mpg US (16.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
397 g/km

MERCEDES BENZ G-Klasse Cabrio (W463) 250 GD

ENGINE SPECS  –  250 GD
Cylinders
L5
Displacement
2497 cm3
Power
69 KW @ 4600 RPM
94 HP @ 4600 RPM
93 BHP @ 4600 RPM
Torque
117 lb-ft @ 2600-3100 RPM
158 Nm @ 2600-3100 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
81 mph (130 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205 R16 M+S
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.3 in (4224 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.1/56.1 in (1,425/1,425 mm)
Wheelbase
94.5 in (2400 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.7 in (221 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8-55.8 cuFT (249 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4442 lbs (2015 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5776 lbs (2620 kg)

MERCEDES BENZ G-Klasse Cabrio (W463) 300 GD

ENGINE SPECS  –  300 GD
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2996 cm3
Power
83 KW @ 4600 RPM
113 HP @ 4600 RPM
111 BHP @ 4600 RPM
Torque
141 lb-ft @ 2700-2900 RPM
191 Nm @ 2700-2900 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
88 mph (142 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205 R16 M+S
DIMENSIONS
Length
166.3 in (4224 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.1/56.1 in (1,425/1,425 mm)
Wheelbase
94.5 in (2400 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.7 in (221 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8-55.8 cuFT (249 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4486 lbs (2035 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5776 lbs (2620 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
16.9 mpg US (13.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
368 g/km

MERCEDES BENZ G-Klasse Cabrio (W463) 300 Turbodiesel

ENGINE SPECS  –  300 Turbodiesel
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2996 cm3
Power
130 KW @ 4600 RPM
177 HP @ 4600 RPM
174 BHP @ 4600 RPM
Torque
243 lb-ft @ 1600-3600 RPM
330 Nm @ 1600-3600 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
101 mph (163 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Automatic, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/65 R16 109 H M+S
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.3 in (4275 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/58.1 in (1,476/1,476 mm)
Wheelbase
94.5 in (2400 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.7 in (221 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8-55.8 cuFT (249 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4894 lbs (2220 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6195 lbs (2810 kg)

MERCEDES BENZ G-Klasse Cabrio (W463) 350 GD Turbo

ENGINE SPECS  –  350 GD Turbo
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
3449 cm3
Power
100 KW @ 4600 RPM
136 HP @ 4600 RPM
134 BHP @ 4600 RPM
Torque
225 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
305 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
91 mph (146 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Automatic, 4 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/65 R16 109 H M+S
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.3 in (4275 mm)
Width
69.3 in (1760 mm)
Height
76.4 in (1941 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/58.1 in (1,476/1,476 mm)
Wheelbase
94.5 in (2400 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.7 in (221 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8-55.8 cuFT (249 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4662 lbs (2115 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5974 lbs (2710 kg)
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