Mercedes-Benz South Africa has released pricing for a new special-edition version of its G-Class, offered in G400d guise.

Previously, this latest generation of the Geländewagen was available in South Africa only in flagship Mercedes-AMG G63 form. But now the G400d has been listed on the German firm’s local configurator, offered exclusively in “Stronger Than Time” form.

Conceived to celebrate 40 years of the G-Class nameplate (a similar pack is offered locally for the G63), the G400d Stronger Than Time edition is priced from R2 548 825. For the record, that's some R235 000 less expensive than the 430 kW 63-badged variant out of Affalterbach.

The G400d is powered by a 3,0-litre inline six-cylinder diesel engine offering 243 kW and 700 N.m (the latter from 1 200 to 3 200 r/min) to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. That’s enough, claims the Stuttgart-based firm, for a sprint to three figures in 6,4 seconds amd a top speed of 210 km/h.

As standard, the special model boasts a number of what would otherwise be options, including the exterior night package, AMG line package, stainless steel package and exclusive interior plus package (the latter adding items such as a Burmester surround sound system, a frameless rear-view mirror and swathes of extra leather).

A set of 20-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels also ships standard, along with a driving assistance kit, a parking package (complete with a 360-degree camera) and uprated seats.