This Mercedes G-Wagon Golf Cart Will Make Your Buddies Green With Envy
Mercedes-Benz makes some of the most expensive vehicles. So it makes sense that a golf cart inspired by the brand’s most iconic SUV is also pricier than run-of-the-mill carts. If you’re an avid golfer with the green to spring for this luxury ride, there’s no reason not to go high-end. You’ll be styling through all 18 holes and making your friends envious along the way.
Expensive golf carts
Serious golfers tend to have money, so there’s no shortage of expensive golf carts from which to choose. Golf.com lists seven of the most tricked-out carts on the market — if you’re willing to spend the dough on them. Here are a couple of the eye-popping golf carts:
The most expensive on the list comes from Garia, a luxury brand that refers to its products as golf cars, not carts. And it might be appropriate nomenclature in this case because this $73,000 ride is street-legal. It comes equipped with “14-inch aluminum rims, hand-stitched leather seats, and ear-splitting speakers on the roof.” It also boasts a built-in refrigerator to keep all of your refreshments chilled. And if you’re in a hurry on the course, don’t worry — it can go 25 mph.
If you can’t afford one of Cadillac’s luxury SUVs, a golf cart that looks like an Escalade might be the next best thing. The stylish vehicle retails for $13,500. But while it’ll give you street cred with the brand, it’s not the fastest golf cart available; it tops out at 19 mph.
The EWagon golf cart
The G-Wagon-inspired cart is available as a battery-electric low-speed vehicle. Its design draws inspiration from the Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV. Like the Garia, it can travel up to 25 mph, thanks to a 4.5 kW AC motor, and it can be used in most states on public roads with a posted speed limit of 35 mph or less.
The frame is made from aluminum I-beams that are corrosion-proof, and it has a long-lasting 48-volt system for maximum range. The EWagon also boasts with 17-inch powder-coated aluminum wheels and comes with your choice of seating for two or four passengers.
Safety features include headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and a four-wheel braking system. But all of those features come at a price: The EWagon retails for $15,999 through ACG Cars. You can get a new economy car for that price, so it’s certainly a considered purchase. But you may qualify for a federal tax credit to ease the burden a bit.
Who makes the EWagon?
Although the EWagon looks like a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, the German manufacturer doesn’t make this golf cart. It’s actually built by ACG, a company you’re probably not familiar with. The company was founded in 2000, and its initials stand for “American Custom Golf Cars,” ACG’s website says. It’s the “recognized leader in affordable custom electric vehicles” whose “reinventing the increasingly popular golf and community car platform from the ground up.”
ACG has produced some notable one-off vehicles, including the world’s only Harley-Davidson motorcycle limousine. It also introduced the hot rod-style golf cart the California Roadster.