Lifted Mercedes G-Class modified for overlanding

Coolest Mercedes Builds for Off-Roading and Overlanding

Our team at Offroadium has prepared the list of the most incredible Mercedes off-road builds, featuring everything from classic sedans for Gambler 500 competitions like the W123 Wagon and W126 Sedan to modern crossovers such as the GLA, GLK, ML, and of course the legendary G-Wagon. These Mercedes models along with the Sprinter vans and even chassis cab trucks have been transformed into real off-road beasts, for the most demanding overland adventures.

Find out more about select builds in our exclusive interviews with some of the owners. Plus below each build you can discover the parts and modifications that were used by their owners to improve the 4×4 capabilities of their vehicles.


Prerunner Car Build – Lifted 1998 Mercedes E430 aka Mersleezy

1998 Mercedes E430 W210 PreRunner

  • Coil spacer style lift, front and rear
  • Fox shocks and Fox hydraulic bump stops
  • 17×9 Method Race wheels
  • 31″ Kenda Klever M/T Tires
  • Custom Tube bumpers front and rear
  • Full belly pan skid plate
  • and many other mods…



Modified Mercedes GLA with offroad wheels

Mercedes GLA X156

  • TOYO Open Country R/T tires
  • 40mm All-Ground Lift Springs
  • Thule Cargo Box
  • and other mods…



Mercedes GLK350 With a lift and BF Goodrich A/T tires

Mercedes GLK350 Off-road Crossover

  • 2″ Lift
  • 15mm Spacer
  • BF Goodrich All Terrain tires sized 245/65R17
  • and many other mods…



3" lifted Mercedes ML with off road modifications and rock sliders

1999 Mercedes ML500 W163

  • 2” Lift
  • Rear with studs on the spring,
  • Front torsion bar adjustment
  • Rancho 9000 shocks
  • Blox Sport Wheels spacers 1,5”
  • 305/65 R17 Cooper STT PRO (33″) tires
  • 5.0L V8
  • K&N Air Filter 
  • and other mods…



4" Lifted Mercedes G400d CDI on 35 Inch Tires is an Overlander's Dream

2001 Mercedes G400CDI Overlander

  • 4” lift including springs
  • Koni shocks
  • Eurowise front and rear adjustable panhard bars
  • Extended stainless brake and locker lines
  • Fox steering stabilizer
  • H&R wheel spacers
  • 18” Alpha Equipt Echos wrapped
  • 35” Yokohama M/T Tires
  • and many other mods…


Mercedes G Class w463 with off-road mods

Mercedes G63 Overland Build by PlatinumGarage

  • Custom Body Color
  • Overland Roof Rack System by Front Runner Outfitters
  • Winch Front bumper

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Mercedes G Wagon with portal axles by Tibus Offroad

Mercedes G55 AMG with Portal Axle Conversion

  • Tibus Portal Axles
  • Fox Racing Shocks with Remote Reservoirs
  • 37×13.5R20 Toyo Open Country R/T tires

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Coolest Off-Road Builds From the Web

Lifted Mercedes GL320 CDi 4Matic @therealphiltrill
  • BF Goodrich A/T tires
  • Custom Suspension with 8.5″ of Travel

“The Mojave” Sprinter Overland Van by @1of1_vans
  • 35”x12.5”x20”Tires
  • Custom suspension lift
  • Adventure van conversion by 1of1Vans Custom shop

2021 Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 3.0L V6 Hymer Gran Canyon S by @the4x4spaceship
  • 265/70R17 BF Goodrich All Terrain Tires
  • Black Rhino Arsenal rims
  • 6.3 suspension kit + 2” lift
  • Falcon shocks with remote reservoirs

Sprinter Van Overland Conversion by @benchmark_vehicles
  • 275/70/R17 BF Goodrich T/A KO2 Tires
  • Custom lift
  • Roambuilt SLB 2.0 Safari rack
  • Gravity Pro 50” lightbar Turbochargerd
  • Four season insulated cabin

Short Base Mercedes Sprinter Overlander by @tiiiinyvan
  • 1UP Roof Rack
  • Baja Designs Off road lights
  • Custom lift kit
  • BlackRhino Off road rims

Mercedes X-Class by @delta4x4
  • 33×12.5 Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires
  • Delta 4×4 custom wheels
  • Lift kit
  • Delta 4×4 wide-body fenders (+32mm)

Mercedes GLA X156 by @hirotaka_kanemoto
  • Toyo Open Country A/T off road tires
  • All Ground +40mm lift springs
  • Thule roof rack
  • Thule Cargo Box

Mercedes G63 4×4 Squared by @vossen
  • Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires
  • 24×10 Vossen Forged LC3-01T custom wheels
  • Mercedes OEM Roof rack and g634x4² package

Photo: @williamstern

Mercedes G63 Overlander by @joshuaryanfrey
  • BF Goodrich T/A KO2 tires
  • Black Rhino Custom Wheels
  • Warn Winch
  • Expedition roof rack

Mercedes W126 Gambler 500 Off Road Build by @golden_cedes
  • BF Goodrich T/A KO2 Tires
  • Method Race Wheels
  • KC Hilites Off Road lights
  • Custom Suspension Lift

1991 Mercedes-Benz 250GD Wolf by @expeditionmotorcompany
  • BF Goodrich All-Terrain Tires
  • Custom lift
  • EMC WInch Bumper
  • EMC Racing Green paint

Mercedes ML W164 with off-road package by @overland.dr
  • Custom Roof Rack with lights
  • Airmatic stock air suspension with 0.5″ Spacer Lift
  • 285/70R17 Off Road Tires
  • Integrated winch

Mercedes EQC Off-road version by @mercbenzking
  • All-Terrain tires
  • Custom Suspension lift
  • Custom fender flares

Mercedes W126 Coupe Safari Build for Gulf Odyssey @gandhiculous
  • BF Goodrich T/A KO2 Tires
  • Method Race Wheels
  • Custom Spacer Lift
  • Custom Off-road Bumper with 10″ LED light bar

1990 Audi Coupé B3 (Typ 8B) by @cobrax.offroad
  • BF Goodrich M/T Off-road Tires
  • Custom 2″+ lift
  • AQM4WD Roof and Bed Rack
  • Tubular Bumper Guard

1991 Mercedes 310 4×4 Expedition Van by
  • 4×4 from Oberaigner
  • Low range gear, rear diff. lock
  • 1020w Solar power
  • 110l freshwater tank
  • 150x210cm bed in the pop to

1993 “Manfred” Mercedes Expedition Truck @manfredandthefam
  • Full Expedition conversion in 2019
  • Continental HCS Tires

Mercedes 280GE 4×4 Build by @sean_craig_nz
  • 235/85r16 Yokohama G003 M/T Tires
  • Winch Bumper
  • OEM Roof Rack
  • Long LED Light bar

Mercedes ML W163 trail rig @glc_overland
  • 285/75/16 Mud-Terrain Tires
  • Torsion bar lift
  • Bumper-delete
  • Hatch mounted spare tire

Mercedes GL63 on beefy off road tires by @driveway_sl
  • Toyo Open Country M/T tires
  • AMG Fender flares
  • Trimmed bumper

Mercedes X350D by @darkwarrior_v6
  • BF Goodrich T/A KO2 tires
  • Delta 4×4 Custom Wheels
  • AluCab Camper

Mercedes G-Class W461 Professional @kamchatky
  • BF Goodrich T/A KO2 Tires
  • Bilstein Shocks
  • Pop up tent
  • ARB side awning

Mercedes 310D 4×4 by
  • BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A Off-road wheels
  • Custom Lift
  • Custom Roof Rack

1980 Mercedes 300TD Overland Camper by @300td_overland
  • Custom Roof Rack with lights
  • Custom suspension Lift
  • 31″ off-road tires
  • Baja Designs Squadron Lights