Mercedes unveiled the G-Wagon Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle 6.X CONCEPT at the recent EUROSATORY 2010 event. The new military vehicle comes with greater agility, higher protection, and a greater payload capacity.

The new LAP 6.X Concept runs on a common rail diesel engine and, with a 1.3 tonnes of cargo, it can hit a top speed of 150 km/h. The vehicle’s modular armor plate system allows damaged plates to be removed quickly and be replaced with new or extra plates, and includes a mine deflector plate on the vehicles floor.

The concept includes protection from land mines that can be added at the LAPV’s floor and features variable air shock absorbers that can be adjusted on the fly to provide up to 450mm of clearance. It also includes hydraulic brakes with ventilated discs, EADS integrated communication system for UHF or VHF bands including a mobile Tetrapol base station for radio coverage out of a range of other networks, and more.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Mercedes-Benz is setting the new standard in armoured patrol vehicles showing the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle 6.X CONCEPT at the recent EUROSATORY 2010 event.

Improving on its cousin, the LAPV 5.4, the new Mercedes-Benz LAPV 6.X Concept now boasts greater agility, higher protection and a greater payload capacity. Weight has been minimised to increase agility while still not compromising on protection and payload capacity.

2010 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon LAPV 6.X Concept High Resolution Exterior
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Running a high torque common rail diesel engine, the 6.X is capable of 150km/h speeds while being able to transport 1.3 tonnes of cargo with its impressive payload.

The monocoque full steel body provides ballistic protection and sits upon a compact 2850mm wheelbase. This gives an astounding angle of approach / departure of 50?/ 45? for increased mobility and off road performance.

The vehicle’s modular armour plate system allows damaged plates to be removed quickly and be replaced with new or extra plates, and includes a mine deflector plate on the vehicles floor.

The variable lift front and rear coil-over air shock absorbers which are adjustable while driving, help lift the LAPV 6.X to an unprecedented 450mm of ground clearance. Coupled with the performance hydraulic braking system and four ventilated disc brakes no up or down hill slope will pose a problem.

2010 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon LAPV 6.X Concept Drivetrain
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Based on the G-Class’s proven axles, the LAPV 6.X ensures thrilling off-road capabilities and low drive train wear. An individual tyre inflation system is also able to detect ground conditions and adjust accordingly for best traction.

Mercedes-Benz in collaboration with EADS, a leading supplier of military technology brings a host of innovative high performance systems to the LAPV 6.X.

This includes:

  • EADS vehicle data recorder system to automatically document vital mission data such as position, data link and vehicle usage status.
  • EADS integrated communication system for UHF or VHF bands including a mobile Tetrapol base station for radio coverage out of a range of other networks
  • EADS integrated mobile command, control and information system for seamless relay of commands through all levels.
  • EADS jamming system for greater security, flexibility and scalability.

With the LAPV 6.X Concept, Mercedes-Benz has created the ultimate "go anywhere" vehicle.

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17 comments:

  (762) posted on 07.8.2011

For me the Marauder would be better compare to this vehicle. However, this car look so aggressive with its styling and I bet those tyres would perform incredibly!

  (458) posted on 07.8.2011

For me the Marauder would be better compare to this vehicle. However, this car look so aggressive with its styling and I bet those tyres would perform incredibly!

  (449) posted on 06.29.2011

Well, I don’t think so. Mercedes makes a good sportscar and I don’t think that this truck is cheaper in material. I still believe that its reliable just for its brand.

  (369) posted on 06.29.2011

For a military vehicle, I don’t think that the slight touched of orange is good. Hmm. Comparing this truck in a Mauder, I think the latter seems better due to its multi-functionality. I want to see a improved version of this truck.

  (570) posted on 05.19.2011

Well, I ff I could remember this is not the first time that Mercedes come up with this type. However, I’m not impressed with this truck and debate wouldn’t help at all.

  (466) posted on 05.19.2011

hmm. They are making trucks because of cost cutting? Well, its kind of confusing but I really don’t know on how reliable is the Mercedes trucks. I think it would be better if they focus in making an elegant sportscar.

  (447) posted on 05.6.2011

Maybe, they’re trying to use other materials for the tires. Cost cutting or innovation? What’s your opinion? To me, it looks awkward but other said it was perfect. Oh well, we have different opinions and I will consider it as a good debate.

  (507) posted on 04.1.2011

Amazing! I think Mercedes truck has no match on Jeep production! I bet this truck is perfect if you want to experience off-road adventure! I have to say that it is not a waste of money after all. 

  (228) posted on 03.16.2011

@ayito: are you sure you want to buy one? total waste of money. Let’s just classify this as one of the pointless and useless truck that has been made!

  (512) posted on 07.27.2010

Why do they put those screaming-orange wheels?

  (939) posted on 07.12.2010

I love this thing, but those orange wheels make for easy RPG targets.

  (807) posted on 07.11.2010

It’s always the weakest point in a vehicle that lets it down - all it takes is a shredded tire and this thing isn’t going anywhere...why don’t they use solid rubber tires, like the Deuce?

  (859) posted on 07.8.2010

It’s always the weakest point in a vehicle that lets it down - all it takes is a shredded tire and this thing isn’t going anywhere...why don’t they use solid rubber tires, like the Deuce?

  (518) posted on 07.8.2010

150kph is not bad for an suv like this.

  (1023) posted on 07.7.2010

looks more like an armor truck to me.

  (612) posted on 07.7.2010

yes it’s powerful but still I cannot defeat Hummer.

  (1) posted on 07.6.2010

how can i buy one?

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