The Mercedes Benz G-Wagon is a general purpose vehicle for on and off-road use.


It is available as a 4WD panel van, station wagon, or carryall, and as a:

  • six-wheel-drive dog transport;
  • command post;
  • ambulance; or
  • surveillance vehicle.

Powered by a V6 diesel with five-speed gearbox, it has enhanced handling and rollover protection for a safer ride in more comfort, especially over longer distances across Australia. It also meets European vehicle emission standards.


G-Wagons have been used by the Air Force to support training exercises such as Exercise Talisman Sabre, Exercise Precision Support, and Exercise Pitch Black.


Air Force purchased 119 G-Wagons through a $7.5 billion program, LAND 121 Phase 3A (Project Overlander), which delivers 7500 protected and unprotected vehicles to the Australian Defence Force over 10 years.


Haulmark trailers will also be introduced with the G-wagon - either single-axle, with a payload (carrying capacity) of 800kg, or tandem-axle, with a payload of 1500kg.


G-Wagon Specifications



Mercedes Benz


General purpose vehicle




V6 turbo Diesel


1180 kg (4WD) - 2390 kg (6WD)


Length 4.8 m (4WD) - 6.9 m (6WD), width 1.8 m (4WD) - 3 m (6WD), height 2.2 m (4WD) - 2.8 m (6WD)

Max speed

As per road speed limits