Mercedes G-Class Russian Snow Battle: G63 AMG vs. Gelandewagen with Chains

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They say that, over in Russia, if you even remotely match the profile of a Gelandewagen owner and don't buy one, you'll get in trouble with the baddies, who'll start asking questions about why you don't respect the nameplate.
While we're not really sure about the truth behind that urban myth, we can tell you one thing - Russian roads are flooded with Mercedes' military-sourced offroader.

Given the density of the G-Class population in Russia, seeing an AMG-massaged example battling it out with a standard model in the country's infamous snow almost seems natural.

However, this doesn't take anything away from the savage nature of the fight. Sure, this fight might seem uneven, but we assure you its organizers made sure the older, non-AMG G-Class stood a fair chance against the Biturbo behemoth.

For one thing, both machines pack three locking differentials that allow them to laugh in the face of the weather.

Oh, and there's another major aspect that sets these two G-Class units apart. We're talking about the fact that one of them comes with a bullbar delete option - this might just be another Russian Gelandewagen urban myth, one that has to do with the protection accessory having migrated from the list of optional extras to a mandatory feature when configuring the car.

On a more serious note, we have to explain the owner of the non-AMG G-Class turned to a little trick in order to fight the Affalterbach machine, as he fitted snow chains to his vehicle. As for the guy in the G63, he was confident enough to stick to bare rubber when tackling the snow.

Considering how much snow Russians have to deal with, battles such as this one may just be a good way to clear out entire areas without having to break a sweat.

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