The G-Class has been a huge success for Mercedes-Benz over the past 42 years – over 400 000 of them have been produced under license by Magna Steyr in Austria with an interestingly broad customer base, from turnip farmers to bedazzled rappers, businesspeople to trophy partners. There’s no denying the universal appeal of the legendary ‘G-Wagon’.
Mercedes-Benz call it “the ultimate dream car for four-wheeled adventurers” – the G-Class Professional Line. With a focus on ruggedness and off-road capability, the Professional features standard items such as stone guard grilles for the headlights, mud flaps front and rear, as well as chunky tyres and 18-inch, 5-spoke wheels. In addition to the above, a wide range of options are available through the G manufaktur customisation programme, with the show car featuring options such as the striking G manufaktur copper orange magno paintwork and Night package which blacks out the exterior mirror housings, Mercedes star and number plate holder.
The show car also features the Professional Line spare wheel holder on the rear door and the Professional Line roof rack on which a roof tent can be erected among other things, hinting at the adventurous nature of this model in the G-Class line-up.
The equipment range for the entire G-Cass model line-up has been changed, too, with an extended options that list includes ambient lighting with 64 colours instead of the previous eight, as well as ten colour palettes. The G-Class will also be equipped as standard with pre-equipment for a towing hitch.
New exterior and interior packages make it easier for customers to configure the perfect car to suit their needs which of course can vary hugely with a versatile product such as the G-Class. Combining the most popular equipment choices in the G-Class options list, two new exterior packages and three themed interior packages have been introduced – Exclusive Line Exterior and AMG Line for the exterior and Standard Interior, Exclusive Line Interior and Superior Line Interior for the cabin.