- Credit: YouTube: Protocan63

Driver attempting to drift G-Wagon in the snow ends up rolling it onto its roof

It started off so well...

13w ago

The Mercedes G-Wagon has been a staple in the off-road community since its release in 1979. One of the toughest all-terrain vehicles on the market, the G-Wagon comes in many variants from diesel 'G-Professional' models to one-of-a-kind AMG road cars with high performance twin-turbo V8s.

Most reviewers give praise to the new G63 AMG, but the gen prior was a bit controversial to some. The owner of a said G63 decided to take their off-roader to the mountains, thrashing it around a snowy track and pushing it beyond it's limits.

Unfortunately, it didn't go so well for the driver, who mustn't have been aware of the car's high center of gravity. Starting well, the G-Wagon slides around the wide turn in awe of audiences, but as the car keeps sliding, it clips a bank of snow, causing it to flip and end up on its roof.

It's unclear whether or not the occupants were injured, but since the accident occurred at relatively low speed and the chassis structure is incredibly rigid, the roof remained intact and it's likely the driver escaped unscathed, pertaining to the G-Class' five star Euro NCAP safety rating.

Perhaps the driver of the G63 should try out a 4MATIC saloon or estate car next time, like the E63 S, GT63 S or CLA45 S.

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Comments (48)

  • Talk about doing a Hammond!

      3 months ago
  • This is why wagons are just better, lower centre of gravity makes for a better drift machine.

    This was inevitable with any suv and not specific to the G

    This is an idiot doing something really stupid. Im surprised they didn’t dry to drive in the sea and wonder what went wrong!

      3 months ago
    • yes wagons are nice

        3 months ago
    • Wagons are good for moving furniture or large fridge. Get the right tool for the right job.

        2 months ago
  • Does that mean he isn’t coming on then?

      3 months ago
  • Stupid is what stupid does. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      3 months ago
  • I mean, it would have maybe worked if he was going 25% slower, rather than absolutely canning it and just whipping it sideways

      3 months ago