Mercedes-Benz G-Class Crosses 5 Lakh Units Mark, Gets One-Off Special Edition

Mercedes-Benz has created a unique one-off G-Class to commemorate the making of their 500,000th G-Class. This special edition G-Class SUV rolled off the assembly line in Graz, Austria, 44 years after it was first introduced in 1979.

By Divyam Dubey | on April 22, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Mercedes-Benz G-Class has hit the 5,00,000 units milestone and in honour of the achievement, the German luxury carmaker has given the 5,00,000th G-Class a new paint job and upholstery. The first generation of this rugged SUV launched in 1979. This one-of-a-kind G-Class is modelled after the 280 GE from 1986. The Agave Green body contrasts with the black grille and thin uprights that shield the headlights, giving it a classic appearance. The first generation G-Wagen was originally designed for the military but found its way into civillian hands in 1979. It was available with two or four doors, a hardtop or convertible roof and produced between 72 and 150bhp. The current-generation W463 SUV arrived in 2018. Mercedes-Benz claims that the car's widespread appeal is due in large part to its unified aesthetic. But in recent years, the G-Class has replaced all other luxury SUVs as the preferred vehicle of the social elites.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Special Edition: Exterior

2023 Mercedes Benz G Class Special Edition Rear

The Agave Green paint is included in the Mercedes-Benz G-Class special edition and has been an option for the SUV since about the time it was first introduced. Additionally, the front fascia and grille over the headlights have been blackened out. The amber turn signals on the bonnet of this production milestone edition, which pays homage to the original G-Class from the 1970s, contrast with the clear turn signals on the contemporary G-Class. A spare wheel cover, a Mercedes-Benz logo, and a set of retro-styled 5-spoke, slotted alloy wheels are also included with the special edition G-Class. The ladder located to the right of the tailboard allows access to the roof rack, which is another feature of the vehicle. 

2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Special Edition: Engine & Performance Details

The 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that powers the Mercedes-Benz G-Class special edition cranks out 422bhp and 610Nm of torque. It has a 9-speed automated transmission that distributes power to all four wheels. It claims to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 5.9 seconds, and its top speed is 210km/h. 

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2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Special Edition: Future Version

The EQG, an electric variant of the G-Class being developed by Mercedes-Benz, is scheduled to go on sale in late 2024. A quad motor configuration, each driving one wheel, is anticipated for the Mercedes-Benz EQG. The production-spec EQG is anticipated to maintain a nearly identical appearance and interior design to the version powered by ICE. However, several obvious aesthetic cues would mark it as an EV.

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