Mercedes Benz rolls out 5,00,000th G-Class SUV

    The 5,00,000th G-Class gets unique, retro-looking touches such as Agave Green paint and fabric upholstery.

    Published On Apr 21, 2023 02:18:00 PM

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    Mercedes-Benz has hit the 5,00,000-unit production milestone of the G-Class SUV, and to commemorate this milestone, the carmaker gave the 5,00,000th G-Class some unique, retro-looking touches such as a new paint job and new fabric upholstery. Along with the E-Class and S-Class, the G-Class has been one of the longest-produced models in Mercedes-Benz’s history. 

    1. Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been in production since 1979
    2. Production milestone special is based on a Mercedes G 500

    Mercedes-Benz G-Class anniversary special exterior, interior

    In production since 1979, the G-Class has been one of the most iconic luxury SUVs globally. The special edition gets the Agave Green paint, which has been available on the SUV since around the time of its inception. Other cosmetic enhancements include a blacked-out front fascia and grille over the headlights. While the current G-Class features clear turn signals, this production milestone version features amber turn signals on the bonnet, harking back to the original G-Class from the 1970s. 

    The special edition G-Class also gets a set of retro-looking, 5-spoke, slotted alloy wheels along with a spare wheel cover and a Mercedes-Benz badge at the back. It also features a roof rack that can be accessed from the ladder mounted to the right of the tail gate. 

    Inside, Mercedes-Benz has given this special edition G-Class a chequered fabric upholstery and the passenger-side grab handle has “No. 500,000” inscribed in Agave Green. 

    Also see: 40 years of the G-class: Life begins at 40

    Mercedes-Benz G-Class anniversary special powertrain

    Based on the G 500 sold abroad, this special edition is powered by a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 422hp and 610Nm of torque. It delivers power to all four wheels via a 9-speed automatic gearbox. It is capable of achieving a 0-100kph time of 5.9 seconds (claimed) and has a claimed top speed of 210kph. 

    Mercedes-Benz G-Class in India

    In India, the G-Class is available in two variants – the G 350d and the AMG G 63. The former gets a 286hp, 600Nm, 3.0-litre diesel engine, while the latter gets a 585hp, 850Nm, 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine. Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz announced that it will launch 10 new cars and SUVs in India, among which it hinted at a G-Class update. 

    Mercedes-Benz G-Class future plans

    Mercedes-Benz is working on an electric version of the G-Class, dubbed the EQG, which is expected to arrive around late 2024. Furthermore, Mercedes-Benz also mentioned that it is working on an updated version of the current G-Class, which is also expected to arrive soon. 

    What do you think about this special edition of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class? Let us know in the comments.

    Also see:

    Over half of Mercedes-Benz’s 2023 launches to cost over Rs 1 crore

    Next-gen Mercedes-Benz E-Class global debut on April 25

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