According to the Bundeswehr website, the German Army is set to procure 700 GreenLiner 4×4 vehicles to enhance its unprotected military vehicle fleet.The GreenLiner procurement programme began in August 2019 with initial delivery of the trucks set to begin from September 2020. Assembly of the GreenLiners is completed by Mercedes-Benz G Daimler and the Knapp Service in Graz, Austria whilst additional military technology is installed in Koblenz.
The design of the vehicle is based on the G-Class Mercedes-Benz with a six-cylinder 135kW engine. It offers all-wheel drive and automatic transmission making it suitable for exercises and operations including for off-road terrains. Full air-conditioning with cooling package and auxiliary heating makes it suitable use in a range of climatic environments. GreenLiner cabins can host up to four soldiers along with their equipment.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class or G-Wagen was developed as a military vehicle from a suggestion by the Shah of Iran (at the time a great shareholder) to Mercedes and offered as a civilian version in 1979. The G-class replaced the cheaper Volkswagen Iltis in 1990. In this role it is sometimes referred to as the “Wolf” and LAPV Enok. The G-Class has been sold under the Puch name in certain markets, and the Peugeot P4 is a variant made under license, with a Peugeot engine and different parts.