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Allroad Version of New V-Class Being Developed by German Company

The new Mercedes-Benz V-Class is a great deal of things, including a stunning-looking vehicle and the most premium machine in its class. But pretty soon, it will also take on the capabilities of the G-Class.
V-Class Allrad by Iglhaut 4 photos
V-Class Allrad by IglhautV-Class Allrad by IglhautV-Class Allrad by Iglhaut
No, Mercedes hasn't gone crazy with the diversity of its models. Instead, a German company called Iglhaut has announced it's going to make the V-Class Allrad. They've been in business since the early 1980 and have done this to all the previous Vito models, so the V-Class should be absolutely no problem at all.

The list of parts they are working on is absolutely huge and includes front axle protection, undercarriage guards, transfer case protection made from tubular steel, snorkels, winches, lifted suspension and wheel arch wideners. Upon request, a roof aluminum basket will also be fitted.

But the most important bit is that a permanent all-wheel drive system will be designed, as in on all the time, not just when the computers say you need it. The V-Class will be given a 100% lock front axle a transfer case.That will give it more traction on loose surfaces, which is ideal for ambulances and rescue vehicles.

The V-Class will also have the ability to ford rivers up to 600mm deep and climb pretty much anything with 30/40 degree approach angle (front and rear). What's interesting is just how much the V-Class now looks like one of the safari tour buses from Jurassic Park. With Mercedes putting its new GLE Coupe in the next movie, people should flock to have their vans dinosaur-proofed.


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