Mercedes Benz G-Class: A Historic Legend


The Mercedes Benz G-Class also known as the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen is a midsize luxury SUV (also coming in heavy-duty and luxury pickup trucks) four-wheel drive vehicle manufactured by Daimler-Benz between 1979-1998, DaimlerChrysler between 1998-2007, Dimler AG between 2007-present and Magna Steyr between 2018-present. The Mercedes Benz G-Class is famously known for its unique body style and body-on-frame that can be related to Peugeot P4, Rheinmetall LIV or Interim Fast Attack Vehicle.


G-Class: W460

Marked as the oldest Daimler productions, the G-Class took an extensive release of its models starting with the W460 between 1979-1992 coming in a total of 7 body styles in 2-, 3-, and 5- doors with front and four-wheel-drive layouts, 2-3 L engines, 4, 5 manual and automatic transmission on the W460 Mercedes-Benz platform. The W460 came with a number of model options that took advancements over the years in terms of comfort and performance features to enhance the ultimate driving pleasure. It encompassed petrol engines like the 200 GE which was only sold in the Italian markets, the 230 G, the 230 GE, the 230 GE 2.6 Brabus, and the 280 GE equipped by powerful cc displacement ranging between 1,997 and 2,746 while on the other hand, the diesel engines include the 240 GD, 250 GD, 300 GD with cc displacement between 2,399 and 2,998.


G-Class: W461

Following the W460 is the W461 released from 1992 to present, coming in 2, 3 and 5-door body styles in front-engine and four-wheel drive layout in 2-3 L petrol, diesel, and turbo diesel engines powered by 4-, 5-speed manual and automatic power transmission. It came with petrol engine options in the 230 GE/G 230 with 2,298 cc whilst the diesel engines came in the 250 GD “Wolf”, the G 270 CDI Worker (Military), the G280 CDI Worker (Military), the G 280 CDI Edition. 30 PUR, the G 300 CDI Professional, the G290 DIESEL and the 290 GD T/G 290 TURBODIESEL. 

It should be well known that the G-Class came in limited editions hence some of the above-mentioned models are no longer produced. 


G-Class: First & Second Generation

Following the previous release is the first generation of the G-Class that came in 3, 2 and 5-door SWB and LWB convertible and station wagon body styles with 2-6 L engines with among many the V6, V8 and V12 options and a powerful 5-speed manual, 4, 5 and 7- speed 4G, 5G and 7G automatic transmission. Post its first generation, Mercedes Benz released the second and current generation of the G-Class W463 in 2018 coming in 5-door SUV and F4 (4MATIC) layout in 4 L petrol an 2.9 L diesel turbo and twin-turbo engines with a high performance of 9G-Tronic, AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G automatic transmission. The second generation offers various models including the G 500, G 63 AMG in petrol engines with 3,982 cc and on the other hand is the G 350 d and G 400 d in diesel engines with 2,925 cc.



Now that we have thoroughly reviewed the G-Class and all its previous models, let us focus on the 2018 release as the first of the second generation. Coming in G550, G550 4×4, AMG G 63 and AMG G 65, Mercedes Benz offers powerful engines coming with a 4.0L and the handcrafted AMG 5.5L V8 Biturbo w/Direct Injection engine powered by the extreme 416, 563 and 621 hp @ 5,250/5,300 – 5,500 rpm with an automatic 7G-TRONIC 7-speed or the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G TRONIC w/shift paddles transmission.


Efficiency and Performance

It is with no doubt that the interior of the G-Class is one of a kind from body style to interior handcrafted features, this is one vehicle to definitely have your hands on. Mercedes Benz designed the perfect off-road vehicle that is built to sustain all roads regardless of the condition.

The G-Class is a high performing vehicle equipped with outstanding features that make it one of the best SUV luxury vehicles out there. It comes with standard features like the permanent all-wheel drive with a 2-speed transfer case and three lockable differentials to enhance its efficiency. On the other hand, it is equipped with safety and security features such as 6 airbags, LED daytime Running Lamps, Bi-Xenon headlamps, Light-sensing auto-on/off headlamps, Smartkey remote locking and antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature. To keep your vehicle firm on the surface is the 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS), adaptive braking technology, Anti Lock Braking System (ABS), and Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System. 



We can only agree that the G-Class comes with the most sophisticated feature to complement its interior design. With 40 hours of handcraft invested in its comforting leather seats, the SUV is equipped with power front seats with 3-position memory, AMG sport front seats, heated outboard rear seats, and ⅓: ⅔ -split-folding rear seats. The G-Wagen is a very spacious vehicle, apart from being an outstanding on and off-road performer, it also comes with enough room for cargo and passengers. 


Technology & Entertainment

To ensure that you achieve an enjoyable yet accurately destined experience, Mercedes Benz offers its entertainment and navigation features that are upgraded to fit perfectly with the latest technologies. It comes with a standard 8’’ high-resolution central screen, a COMAND system, a 4.5’’ high-resolution color multifunctional display, the COMAND navigation, voice control, hands-free Bluetooth interface, and to carry with you your latest multimedia, Mercedes Benz lets you integrate your smartphone with Apple CarPlay and Android auto. 


What I love the most about the G-Class is that it lets you buy the vehicle that perfectly suits your choice by giving you a range of optional features that can help you customize your vehicle to perfectly fit your liking. With Mercedes Benz, you can choose the interior seat upholstery and color, trims, steering wheels, paintwork, design paintwork, and wheels. If you are looking for an ultimate road partner and an outstanding performer, make your way to BE FORWARD and order the G-Class that suits you.






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