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New G-Wagen model discussion

Dikfrik

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#81
Thanks Zimmy - and sorry my medium term memory is in serious need of a defrag...

but would that be air con pipes or power steering? I gather then that the two alternators forces this piece of equipment into that position?

It just bugs me that a vehicle so well engineered is finished off in such a manner ( seems to be with a grinder and a rivet gun) - but still i think i can get used to it if i ever get the opportunity...
 

Pete460332

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#82
From press release Fuel Consumption l/100km
. 300 350
urban 13.4 19.3
extra-urban 9.7 12.0
Combined 11.7 11.2

Things don't add up - the 350 is far thirstier in both the urban and extra-urban yet the combined figure is lower than the 300. Why is the 350 so much thirstier??
Peter
 
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amzimmy

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#83
Dikfrik,
Looks like hydraulic pipes at the front bulge, the back bulge is to get air to the turbo. There is only one alternator, MB has changed all their models from 24V to 12V system ...... saving expenses!

Peter,
German mathematics .... I guess! 350 more power = more fuel!

amzimmy
 

Pete460332

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Dikfrik,
Looks like hydraulic pipes at the front bulge, the back bulge is to get air to the turbo. There is only one alternator, MB has changed all their models from 24V to 12V system ...... saving expenses!

Peter,
German mathematics .... I guess! 350 more power = more fuel!

amzimmy
Some of the figures are a LOT higher yet the amount of work done is almost the same ( determined by weight + aero drag are the same ). The 350 combined values are less than the combined 300 values - sometink is all screwed up there
Peter
 

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#85
The reason for the bulges in the bonnet is because the G300 motor is mounted much higher than the G350 in order to improve wading ability for military spec. Hence all the plastic covers are also discarded.
This is according to the one of the MBSA specialists at the launch.
 

Cecil Lancaster

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#89
Yaeh!

cool bulge(s).:lol:

I have seen a similar (but single bulge) decoration on a Beetle, but its a little below the belt for family consumption:roll:

I really hope that you receive your your car as promised. After all they recieved your cash as promised.:twisted:

Is Muffetta sold? Who is the lucky fellow? Or is it classified?

G roetnis

Cecil
 

amzimmy

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Cecil, "Muffetta" is not sold yet, I have, however an interested party in JHB, a young fellow that is very keen. Then a German that lives in Germany and would like to buy the car when he comes to SA/Namibia for holidays and safaris. His parents are living in Namibia.

happy trails,

amzimmy