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Mercedes Benz offers a glimpse at the future of the G-Class

Mercedes Benz has showcased a concept of a futuristic police vehicle, which is based on the characteristics of the brand's G-Class.

The innovative car was presented at the Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012, an event this year themed around the hope of establishing the 'Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025'.

Designers were told prior to the event that a vehicle must be able to operate in electronically monitored and guided traffic and handle a much larger population and changes in human behaviour.

Enhanced energy-efficient characteristics and off-road capabilities also had to be taken into consideration, all of which appeared to have been achieved on the Mercedes Benz concept SUV, the Ener-G-Force.

In order to ensure it was a green car like nothing seen before, the German car maker has made sure the vehicle emits only water, while the fact that it can achieve a range of 800 kilometres is another statistic sure to catch the eye.

Gorden Wagener, director of design at Mercedes-Benz Cars, commented: "The Ener-G-Force is the vision of an off-roader that, while reflecting tomorrow's adventures, also invokes the genes of the Mercedes-Benz off-road icon, the G model.

"Modern and cool, it could also be a clue about a new beginning for the off-road design idiom of Mercedes-Benz."


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