2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Locking Differentials
In the center of the dashboard are three switches used to independently lock the center, front and/or rear differentials. With all three differentials locked, power is evenly distributed to all four wheels no matter what wheel has traction, so power is not lost on a spinning tire. We experienced this firsthand as we piloted the G-Class up a steep incline of loose sand and rocks. As long as one wheel had traction at any one time, forward momentum continued. This path would have been difficult to hike up, and the G-Class made the ascent without breaking a sweat.

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