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  • How to Traverse a Mud Bog in a 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

How to Traverse a Mud Bog in a 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Jessi Combs Shows Us How to Use the Geländewagen’s Lockers and Other Off-Road Tech

Dec 28, 2018
You’re rolling along in your all-new Mercedes-Benz SUV, cruising down Rodeo Drive. Suddenly, you make a few wrong turns and find yourself trapped by a deep mud pit in front of you. What’s a luxury SUV owner to do?
But wait, this isn’t just any Mercedes-Benz SUV, it’s a 2019 G-Class! Loaded with sophisticated off-road technology and plenty of rugged hardware—low-range transfer case; front, rear, and center locking differentials; and a solid rear axle—you’ll be able to dispatch this mudpit in no time at all.
Jessi Combs will show you how it’s done in a recent video published by Mercedes-Benz, embedded above. The technique is simple: Lock up your differentials, approach the mudhole at a steady pace, gently power through if you start to lose momentum, and try to keep the tires up against the ruts for some side-biting traction. Once you’re through the muck, gently ride the brakes for a moment to sweep them dry.
Photo 2/5   |   2019 Mercedes Benz G Class Jessi Combs Airborne
The mudhole tutorial is but one small portion of Combs’ adventure in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. To see more, check out the YouTube video embedded at the bottom of this article. If it inspires you to take one of the world’s most legendary off-road vehicles into the sticks and have some fun, then we wish you the best of luck. (Not that you’ll need it—this thing is capable!)
Source: Mercedes-Benz, via YouTube