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Old 18th February 2011, 12:25   #91
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WOW!! Truly a classic!! And the Top Gear video is awesome too! Sad that for a car which costs nearly 50 lakhs ( 75,000 pounds), we in India have to pay 1.1 Crore!! Thanks to the taxes!! But one question, doesn't the low exhausts limit its actual off-road capabilities?
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Not sure if you know but nearly 60-65 lakhs from that crore is purely taxes. Wish I was a diplomat and didnt have to pay the taxes. Did I mention that it would be another 10-11 lakhs in registration charges.
Darn the government. Imagine how many people would lap up this fine machine. If only they wouldn't keep robbing us with prohibitive taxes . So wish that we could get hold of a diplomat who'd sell us his G-wagen
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The only real competition to a HUMMER H1. More suited for India as RHD, as capable, easier to maintain with standardized and authorized service repairs and spares cost backed by brilliant Mercedes service points evenly spread across the country with 24x7 roadside help anywhere in India. Would love to tour to Mansarovar & Khardungla. Mumbai floods Im not worried great performance to tear down express highways. Wont lag allot behind in drag races. Not too huge to find a parking. Excellent brand value and exotic timeless appeal. Easy traffic maneuverability. Excellent for all occasional, formal yet casual. great for site visits & family picnics/outings. Cant they manufacture this machine to the same specs in India to save on duty or give it some special concession as theres no Indian competition/substitute even at half its price.
Just a thought, would the Landcruiser, x6, x5, Touareg, Tiguan, Montero or Prado be as capable?
When will I see the Indian forces use these machines?

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I love the SUMO pic in the middle order .. I was thinking to myself if I had the money and bought this vehicle I would have definitely been the butt of jokes among friends for having bought a SUMO for soo much (though they know the value of a Merc, friends are friends and they will take every opportunity to make a joke).

Anyways awesome vehicle and very nice pics. Hope to see some on the road soon.
Lolz Dippy could have atleast chosen a better Sumo pic for comparison.

Neat write up Dippy, thanks for sharing this across . The badges V8, AMG, KOMPRESSOR are more than enough to droooool for. I saw the video on the runway, Whoa!!! this car has some power, 700Nm of torque is no bloody joke!!
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the sumo, bolero, armada and trax, all seemed to have been inspired from the legendary heritage of the several decades old G wagon form, from some angle or the other. Except they were just wannabes of their times and couldn't match in sheer class, quality, performance or durability/ruggedness/capability. Excellent job Dippy! I regret not been able to make it that Sat/Sunday.
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The growl from the V8 is to die for.

Note the frontal similarties with the Tata Sumo (Pic below for reference sourced from Google)
A SUV to die for ! And as a Sumo owner, even more so (for me).

After a week's separation, I got back my truck today and my in-line 4 sounded sweeet enough. Wonder how that V8 would be !
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Aweesome. This is one of the favorite vehicles of the Dubai and KSA royal families. I love this vehicle. Do they have a non-amg version? How much does that cost - if it is available?
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Wow!!!! Breathtaking, however it reminds me of the Mahinda Armada/Bolero from the sides and yes the Tata Sumo from the front, is this vehicle the inspiration for our Indian beasts?
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Another video link from Youtube .
I am not sure if this is posted here already .

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What we normally lack and those abroad have is the capability to carry the 'classic' style forward without compromising the demands of the changed customers .

I really wish if Mahindra or Tata had such an attitude to give the customers in India this kind of a vehicle . I am not forgetting that Mahindra gave us Thar , and undeniably it has its own offroading capabilities , but then it fails in the comfort or quality department , which for sure have made many of the customers away from them .

Back to Topic , I am happy that one of my favourite 'Jeepish' cars can be seen in Indian Roads very soon . But not so happy as I dont think unless I become a gangster or a smuggler I can raise this kind of money .

Cheers to all those who can own it .
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Aweesome. This is one of the favorite vehicles of the Dubai and KSA royal families. I love this vehicle. Do they have a non-amg version? How much does that cost - if it is available?
Yes they are available in non AMG versions. Infact the G350 Bluetech Diesel would be perfect for India. There is is also a G500 petrol too. And body styles would be SWB, LWB Wagon & Cabriolet as well.

However India gets only the G55 AMG for now.
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Another LOL video.
That too the only remaining Merc that's marketed as the gud ole' "Built unlike any other"

Check out.
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Yes they are available in non AMG versions. Infact the G350 Bluetech Diesel would be perfect for India. There is is also a G500 petrol too. And body styles would be SWB, LWB Wagon & Cabriolet as well.

However India gets only the G55 AMG for now.
Sorry if I missed this while reading through the thread.
Is the G55 AMG a 5-seater or a 7-seater?
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Wonderful, a past G55 owner in the forum!
I think the TBHPian Hanmust also owns a GW; not sure it's an AMG though.

Bombastic pricing indeed...they should have launched the diesel version also.

@vb-san, the G55 AMG is a 5-seater.

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I think the TBHPian Hanmust also owns a GW; not sure it's an AMG though.

Bombastic pricing indeed...they should have launched the diesel version also.

@vb-san, the G55 AMG is a 5-seater.
Yes, BHPian Hanmust does own a GW(G300 D). It's the only G Wagen in Kerala and its a SWB.
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It does look like a pimped up bolero from certain angles.
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