Mercedes-Benz Celebrates 35 Years Of G-Class

Mercedes-Benz Celebrates 35 Years Of G-Class

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the 35th Birthday of its tough as nails G-Class off-roader with a special edition variant.

We know what you’re thinking about now…  You’re imagining a G-Wagen with a 2-inch lift, maybe some barwork to protect those expensive panels from rocks and ruts and a serious set of muddies. Perhaps even one of those army spec bonnets that you could stand on to load the special edition roof rack.

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Gives you half a mongrel just thinking about it.

But sadly no…

Mercedes-Benz is calling it the ‘Edition 35’ and in true G-Wagen style it costs a bomb. Pricing starts at €101,030 (AU$146,040) for the G 350 BlueTEC, and €112,812 (AU$163,071) for the G 500 V8 and you guessed it, there isn’t a useful mod in sight.

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Plenty of bling though and even a splattering of AMG gear, enough to ensure that these will be European Snow Bunnies only.

There are three exterior colour choices including Designo Mystic White, Obsidian Black or Palladium Silver.

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To contrast with the exterior paint colour of choice, the front and rear bumpers, roof, exterior mirrors and 18-inch alloy wheels are all finished in gloss black.

Inside there’s a two-tone Designo Porcelain and black leather option, or Designo Black with red contrasting stitching.

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There’s also a leather trimmed dash, chrome accents and an AMG steering wheel.

AMG features can also be found on the exterior, including a chrome-trimmed grille and spare wheel cover, flared wheel arches and a sports exhaust on the G 500 model.

Local availability of the Edition 35 is yet to be confirmed.

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Before your eyes gloss over completely, there is some far more interesting news surrounding the 35 year anniversary of the G-Class. Mercedes-Benz has added a 1988 G-Class to it’s museum. Sans glossy paint and AMG bits, it is the real deal with 850,000km on the odometer and 215 countries under it’s chassis.

Hallelujah.

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