PKW4262 461 series cross-country vehicles, since 1992

461 series cross-country vehicles, since 1992

In the beginning of 1992 the two Diesel-engined models of series 460 were replaced by the new Type 290 GD. Its 2.9-liter 5-cylinder Diesel engine had been developed from the time-tested 2.5-liter aggregate. It excelled with higher performance and a considerably higher torque. The name of the series had also been changed. The new model was assigned to series 461, just as the 230 GE which was still available. In previous years this designation was reserved to the variants with 24 V electric system. It was mostly used in non-civil areas. Production of the 230 GE ended in June 1996; a large majority of professional off-road vehicle users had decided for a Diesel version anyway.

In September, 1997 the 290 GD was replaced with the more powerful 290 GD Turbodiesel. Production of the 95 hp naturally aspirated model ended in December 1997; for non-civil use however, singular models were produced until July and October 2000 respectively. The new engine was the in-line 5-cylinder Diesel unit with direct injection and exhaust turbocharger, known from the the E-Class. Compared to its predecessor, the performance was increased by 25 hp while fuel consumption was lowered.  To ensure high cross-country mobility, intercooling was performed via a water intercooler in contrast to the passenger car version; with that, the front bumper could remain unchanged. A four-speed automatic transmission came as standard on the 290 GD Turbodiesel, as did disk brakes on the rear wheels instead of drum brakes to lower the amount of maintenance required. The 290 GD Turbodiesel was also available as a estatewith short wheelbase and as a estateand closed van with long wheelbase. The pick-up version with a 2850 mm wheelbase was discontinued. In April 2001, the civil version of the 290 GD Turbodiesel was omitted from the sales program. At that time, more than 1,800 units of the solid all-purpose model had found a loving customer. Until production ceased in December 2001, more than 300 units were produced in Graz. Singular models of the non-civil version stayed in production.

 

Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Pickup, 461 series, 1992
A92F461
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Pickup
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Pickup, 461 series, 1992
A92F462
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Pickup
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Pickup, 461 series, 1992
A92F463
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Pickup
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD, 461 series, 1992
A92F464
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Turbodiesel, langer Radstand, Polizeiausführung, Baureihe 461, 1997. Fünfzylinder-Turbodiesel-Motor OM 602, 2.874 cm³, 88 kW/120 PS.
A97F4332
290 GD Turbodiesel, Geländewagen Polizeifahrzeug - W 461
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Turbodiesel, long wheelbase, 461 series, 1997
1998DIG215
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Turbodiesel
Mercedes-Benz 230 GE-290 GD, Fahrgestell mit Planenaufbau, Geländewagen, Baureihe 461, 1997.
1998DIG223
230 GE und 290 GD, G-Klasse Geländewagen - W 461
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD, Baureihe 461, 1993. Fünfzylinder-Diesel-Motor OM 602 D 29, 2.874 cm³, 70 kW/95 PS.
1998DIG244
290 GD, Geländewagen - W 461
Mercedes-Benz 300 GD, Station-Wagen lang, Geländewagen, Baureihe 461, Version 1983, Astralsilber Metallic (DB 735).
1998DIG246
300 GD, Geländewagen - W 461
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD, Station-Wagen lang, Geländewagen, Baureihe 461, Serienlackierung Achatgrün (MB 6815).
1998DIG247
290 GD, Geländewagen - W 461
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD, Kastenwagen, Radstand 2.850 mm, Geländewagen, Baureihe 461, 1992. Fünfzylinder-Diesel-Motor OM 602 D 29, 2.874 cm³, 70 kW/95 PS. Serienlackierung Polarweiß (MB 9149).
1998DIG248
290 GD, Geländewagen - W 461
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Turbodiesel, long wheelbase, 461 series, 1997
1998DIG252
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Turbodiesel
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Turbodiesel, long wheelbase, 461 series, 1997
A97F4818
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Turbodiesel
Mercedes-Benz 290 GD Turbodiesel, Baureihe 461, 1997. Fünfzylinder-Turbodiesel-Motor OM 602 DE 29 LA, 2.874 cm³, 88 kW/120 PS.
A97F4822
290 GD Turbodiesel, Geländewagen - W 461
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