returning to the UK 'officially' this year, but you won't see many of these in your local dealer.
Defence industry types got a preview of M-B's G-Wagon Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle 6.X concept at the recent EUROSATORY 2010 event.
With its 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.
The monocoque full steel body provides ballistic protection and sits upon a compact 2850mm wheelbase. 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.
Based on the G-Class's standard 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.
Other innovations include and EADS vehicle data recorder system to automatically document vital mission data such as position, data link and vehicle usage status, we're told. Sounds like the ultimate school runner to us!