The UK happens to be Mercedes Benz’s largest market for right hand drive cars and come autumn this year, it will back in the UK after a hiatus of 10 years with the new mighty G-class. The G-class is also the oldest model to grace Merc’s current line-up of cars and one that has just recently crossed three decades of its existence. The G-class will be offered with two engine options – diesel or supercharged petrol.
The G-class will be available in the UK in two trim levels, the diesel engined G 350 CDI that has on tap 221HP that will go 25.7 miles on a gallon and the G 55 AMG KOMPRESSOR that produces a mammoth 500HP and is good enough to do a 0-62 mph sprint in just 5.5 seconds, quite commendable for a vehicle this size and weight.
On the inside, both the G 350 CDI and the G 55 AMG will offer as standard, automatic climate control, heated seats with memory setting, leather upholstery that covers the dashboard as well and a Harman Kardon Logic 7 Sound system. Transmission is automatic with high and low gear ratios while the reverse parking aid – COMAND ensures parking this monster is not a chore. The Bi-Xenon headlamps make for fantastic night-time driving.
Apart from the two models, there’s also the G 300 CDI Professional – a commercial version powered by a diesel engine.
The Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands will be the exclusive dealer of all the three models of the G-class. Prices of the vehicles stand at £57,975 OTR for the G 300 CDI Professional, £79,975 OTR for the G 350 GDI and £114,975 OTR for the top of the line 500HP G 55 AMG.