Ever taken these Off-road??
The BMW M3 and M4 have conquered the market by retaining all-round sleeper prestige. You can go grocery shopping in it, cram friends in for a night on the town, and put a massive smile on your face by using it for a little weekend track duty.
But there is untapped potential when it comes to off-road vehicles. So what happens when you want the duality of of a latte-sipping urbanite and ability to conquer anything? Enter the family of secret off roaders that will surprise you on your local trail. Following are the 5 cars you never expected to be good off-roaders:
5. Mercedes Benz AMG E-Class Estate:
With leather seats, four-wheel drive, and SUV-like cargo space, there’s no reason to buy a G-Wagon: the Mercedes E-Class 4Matic Estate is the incognito rock climber for you. With it, you can take a break from hanging out in your cigar lounge and go hunt pheasants on your muddy property without ruining your smoking jacket. Shell out over $100,000 and you can get the AMG E-Class Estate that churns out 577 horsepower and pulls a drift like its nobody’s business. The car is a jack of all trades because it can haul anything, hit the tough terrain, fit in at the country club, and pull lap times sure to piss off old men in Porsches.
4. Fiat 500L:
The Fiat 500L is a pointless car. It’s as ugly as an object can get, it lies at the bottom of Consumer Report’s reliability list, and almost any other four-wheeled object will do its job better. The Fiat, however, has one big advantage: it’s secretly a Jeep Renegade in Italian clothing. The FCA partnership has come out with a number of head scratchers, but this one is the most confusing. Sure, if you buy a 500L your friends may start holding interventions but you’ll have the last laugh when the apocalypse finally does come and you’re on the way to an off-grid shelter in your Fiat. So go ahead, buy a 500L without shame, but just remember that your never getting laid again.