Mercedes is known for producing luxurious cars like the S Class but the company also makes military models such as this Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle that was recently spotted near the Arctic Circle.

Mercedes is known for producing luxurious cars like the S Class but the company also makes military models such as this Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle that was recently spotted near the Arctic Circle.

Reportedly based on the G 500 4x4, the model is apparently a more extreme version of the G Wagon LAPV 6.1 armored.  Little is known about the SUV but it features a rugged front bumper, recovery hooks, and a snorkel.  The model also has side steps, a heavy-duty suspension, and massive wheels with off-road tires.  While this particular prototype isn't equipped with armoured paneling, the production model surely will.

The model should build on the success of the G Wagon LAPV 6.1 armored which billed as an "agile and versatile workhorse with superior off-road capabilities."  It features portal axles, a four-seat interior, and STANAG Level 2 protection. The model can also be equipped with a central tire inflation system and more extensive amouring packages.

Power is provided by a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine that produces 181 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.  It is connected to a five-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive system which enables the vehicle to hit a top speed of 140 kilometers per hour (87 miles per hour).

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