The G-Class.

The G-Class.

The first on any road.

The first on any road.

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Vehicle concept.

Pioneer on every ground.

Vehicle concept.

Pioneer on every ground.

Mercedes-Benz G 350 d: combined fuel consumption: 9.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 261 g/kmThe declared fuel and energy consumption figures are determined by testing under standardised laboratory conditions to comply with ADR 81/02. Real world consumption is influenced by many additional factors such as fuel quality, individual driving style, load, traffic, and vehicle condition. The declared fuel consumption figure should only be used for the purpose of comparison amongst vehicles.

Mercedes-AMG G 63: combined fuel consumption: 13.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 322 g/kmThe declared fuel and energy consumption figures are determined by testing under standardised laboratory conditions to comply with ADR 81/02. Real world consumption is influenced by many additional factors such as fuel quality, individual driving style, load, traffic, and vehicle condition. The declared fuel consumption figure should only be used for the purpose of comparison amongst vehicles.

In over 36 years of the model's history, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has barely changed.
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A legend writes history.

The current G-Class has been around since 1979. It delivers impressive proof of how important tradition is for Mercedes-Benz. Trace the history of the G-Class in images.

A legend writes history.

The current G-Class has been around since 1979. It delivers impressive proof of how important tradition is for Mercedes-Benz. Trace the history of the G-Class in images.

More about the history of the G-Class:

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the G-Class and find out more about the exciting interplay of tradition and innovation.

More about the history of the G-Class:

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the G-Class and find out more about the exciting interplay of tradition and innovation.

Every G-Class is a one-off. Manufacturing facility in Graz.

The G-Class has been hand-finished at our manufaktur facility in Graz, Austria, for over 35 years. To date over a quarter of a million models have left the factory.

Every G-Class is a one-off. Manufacturing facility in Graz.

The G-Class has been hand-finished at our manufaktur facility in Graz, Austria, for over 35 years. To date over a quarter of a million models have left the factory.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is welded manually at the manufaktur facility in Graz.

The G-Class's ladder-type frame alone requires around 5000 spot welds.

At the manufaktur facility in Graz the G-Class's body and engine are assembled.

At the manufacturing facility in Graz the chassis and engine are joined together.

Assembling the Mercedes-Benz G-Class's drivetrain at the manufaktur facility in Graz.

Assembling the G-Class's drivetrain at the manufacturing facility in Graz.

The G-Class's body-in-white is prepared before the layers of paint are applied at the manufaktur facility in Graz.

Before the paint is applied, impurities and oxides are thoroughly removed.

After cathodic dip painting, the G-Class body is prepared for the next stages.

The G-Class body after cathodic dip painting.

A body mechanic corrects minute irregularities on each G-Class before painting begins at the manufaktur facility in Graz.

A body mechanic corrects minute irregularities before painting begins.

Before delivery, each G-Class visits the light tunnel, where it is painstakingly examined for imperfections in the paint and body.

In the light tunnel each G-Class is painstakingly checked for minute imperfections.

Before the final inspection in the light tunnel and delivery of the vehicle, the G-Class's metallic paintwork is given a high-sheen polish.

Before the final inspection, the G-Class is given a high-sheen polish.

The tiniest defects – discovered and marked in the light tunnel – are, of course, corrected before the G-Class is delivered.

The light tunnel shows up even minute irregularities.

Every Mercedes-Benz G-Class is manufactured by hand from around 3000 individual parts.

Only after over 100 man-hours does the G-Class leave the manufacturing facility.

With all its variety of models, manufacturing the G-Class still involves manual production on a single production line. From a total of 10,000 individual parts, experienced technicians select the right 3000 or so and then assemble them into a new G-Class with the utmost diligence. A G-Class leaves its place of origin only after more than 100 man-hours – almost three times as many as in the case of machine-made vehicles.

Tour de G: to the ends of the Earth in the G-Class.

In 1988 Gunther Holtorf set out in his Mercedes-Benz 300 GD with 3-litre diesel engine and 65 kW (88 hp) on a journey that would go down in history as he explored one continent after another. He drove through 215 countries, regions and territories and covered almost 900,000 kilometres – with just one engine. A world record.

Tour de G: to the ends of the Earth in the G-Class.

In 1988 Gunther Holtorf set out in his Mercedes-Benz 300 GD with 3-litre diesel engine and 65 kW (88 hp) on a journey that would go down in history as he explored one continent after another. He drove through 215 countries, regions and territories and covered almost 900,000 kilometres – with just one engine. A world record.

Under tough conditions.

Some 250,000 of the almost 900,000 kilometres were completed in the Mercedes-Benz 300 GD model's natural habitat: off the road.

Under tough conditions.

Some 250,000 of the almost 900,000 kilometres were completed in the Mercedes-Benz 300 GD model's natural habitat: off the road.

Gunther Holtorf drives his Mercedes-Benz 300 GD through uplands dotted with Buddhist sites against a Himalayan backdrop.
In Tanzania Gunther Holtorf demonstrates the G-Class's fording depth in his Mercedes-Benz 300 GD.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class "Otto" between desperately overloaded trucks in India.
The Mercedes-Benz 300 GD, pictured here in a shipping container, was the first foreign private car to arrive on Jamaica.
Gunther Holtorf in front of his Mercedes-Benz 300 GD at the Salar de Uyuni salt pan in Bolivia in 1997.
The Mercedes-Benz 300 GD "Otto" in Tanzania.

Under tough conditions.

Some 250,000 of the almost 900,000 kilometres were completed in the Mercedes-Benz 300 GD model's natural habitat: off the road.

Under tough conditions.

Some 250,000 of the almost 900,000 kilometres were completed in the Mercedes-Benz 300 GD model's natural habitat: off the road.

On gravel or washboard tracks, in mud, on potholed surfaces or rocky climbs in the mountains – for the suspension and chassis this punishing workout is equivalent to around 2.5 million kilometres under normal central European conditions.
Are you someone like Gunther Holtorf who wants to get away from the beaten track, explore the world and experience the thrill and perfection of Mercedes-Benz at the same time?

Off-road characteristics.

The G-Class doesn't need roads. It forges its own way, because its terrain begins where others fear to venture.

Off-road characteristics.

The G-Class doesn't need roads. It forges its own way, because its terrain begins where others fear to venture.

  • Uphill grade

    The Mercedes-Benz G-Class's 100% gradeability.

    100%

    gradeability.Climbing ability of the Mercedes-AMG models: up to 80%.

    Equivalent to a

    45°

    slope angle.

  • Tilt

    The Mercedes-Benz G-Class allows a tilt angle of 54%.

    54%

    tilt angle.

    While maintaining

    100%

    driving stability.

  • Fording depth

    The Mercedes-Benz G-Class can even ford through water as deep as 60 cm.

    Up to

    60 cm

    fording depth.

    For

    100%

    dry feet.

  • Breakover angle

    The high ground clearance and ideal wheelbase allow the Mercedes-Benz G-Class a breakover angle of up to 24°.

    Up to

    24°

    breakover angle.

    Thanks to the

    2850 mm

    wheelbase.

  • Angle of approach/departure

    An angle of approach/departure of up to 30° presents no problem for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    Up to

    30°

    angle of approach/departure.

    Up to

    27°

    for the Mercedes-AMG models.

  • Ground clearance

    The lowest point of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is 23.5 cm from the ground.

    Ground clearance of

    23.5 cm

    Or a similarly impressive

    22 cm

    on the Mercedes-AMG models.

Off-road technologies.

The G-Class offers uncompromising off-road capability. There's very little that can throw it off balance. Its stability, ground clearance and robust off-road ability are legendary.

Off-road technologies.

The G-Class offers uncompromising off-road capability. There's very little that can throw it off balance. Its stability, ground clearance and robust off-road ability are legendary.

For the high road, the low road or no road

Three 100 percent differential locks – the only true assistance system off-road.

The basis of every G-Class is a torsion-resistant ladder-type frame in sheet steel.

Ladder-type frame

The image shows the buttons for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class's three 100 percent differential locks.

Differential locks

Key component: backbone.

Not for bending: the G-Class with ladder-type frame in 3-4 mm thick steel.

Extra power at the touch of a button.

Low-range ratio for optimised transmission of the engine torque.

The image shows a close-up of the low-range switch in the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

Low-range switch

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety.[1]

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety.[1]

Be it at rush hour, during a long drive at night or on an unfamiliar route – the G-Class noticeably takes the strain, particularly in stressful situations. This is based on a concept that all our vehicles embody and which makes every journey in a Mercedes unique: Intelligent Drive. Because the time you spend behind the wheel is your time. Time for relaxation. Time to replenish your energy. So that, first and foremost, you reach your destination safely, but are also always relaxed when you get there.

[1] Various safety systems and features included in Mercedes-Benz vehicles are driver assistance aids only and the driver at all times remains solely responsible for maintaining proper control of the vehicle, ensuring safety and monitoring the driving environment and complying with all applicable road rules.

Brochures & Specifications

Brochures & Specifications

G-Class Brochure & Specifications

Brochures & Specifications

Brochures & Specifications

Download the international brochure or local specifications for the
G-Class.

Images of the G-Class SUV.

Overseas model shown.

Images of the G-Class SUV.

Overseas model shown.

The iconic silhouette of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has remained virtually unchanged since 1979.
The two-tone designo leather in porcelain/black with topstitching in porcelain lends the Mercedes-AMG models even more individuality.

* Overseas model shown.

"Otto", Gunther Holtorf's china-blue Mercedes-Benz 300 GD, poses against a backdrop of spectacular Himalayan mountain ridges.
The image shows a Mercedes-Benz G-Class during its obligatory test drive on the Schöckl near Graz.
The alien-green Paint Package for the Mercedes-AMG models is just as spectacular as the vehicles themselves.