Since it was brought into service in 1979, the shape of the go-anywhere SUV has barely changed and Mercedes has managed to keep it up to date with new engine and vehicle technologies.
Coming in the guise of the 350 d and AMG’s G63, you now get the choice of two well-finished models – with the latter offering ballistic performance.
The G 350 d is fitted with a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel that produces 208bhp and helps the car get from 0-60mph in 8.9 seconds. It has a top speed of 108mph and power is directed through all four wheels with the help of a seven-speed automatic transmission.
As one of AMG’s creations, the G63 is a comparatively ludicrous model thanks to its 5.5-litre V8 petrol engine that kicks out 536bhp through all four wheels and has a frankly bonkers 0-60mph time of 5.2 seconds. With a limited top speed of 130mph, you wouldn’t want it to go too much faster, because of its tall, boxy shape, but the performance on offer is truly staggering.
Inside you will find a premium leather interior with a seven-inch central touchscreen, satellite navigation and infotainment system, automatic climate control, Bluetooth, surround-sound system and parking sensors.
Multiple optional extras are also available, such as the ‘Night’ design package, Driving Assistance package and the Entertainment package – which adds screens for the rear passengers to use.
If you would like more information on the Mercedes G-Class our dealerships can be found in Chesterfield, Doncaster, Harrogate, Sheffield and York. All offer a number of services and special deals on new and approved used Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Contact us to arrange a test drive today.