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Mercedes' iconic G-Wagen returns to Oz as tough as ever but exorbitantly priced

10 Mar 2011

MERCEDES-BENZ brings its legendary G-class wagon back to Australia with an unrivalled combination of off-road ability and luxury.

At upwards of $160,000 it comes at a high price for the limited few who will feel the need for such a unique vehicle.

But those that fork over the equivalent of the Land Rover Defenders will get super-exclusivity, unrivalled heritage, the Mercedes-Benz badge and the ability to go anywhere in comfort.
Model release date: 1 March 2011

Previous model


Released: November 1982
Ended: April 1989
Family Tree: G-Class

THE Mercedes-Benz G-class was last offered in Australia in 1989 after a brief five years on sale here.

It was killed by cost at a time when the recently floated Australian dollar was not favourable to imports and the G-wagon became the most expensive four-wheel-drive available at the time.

The 2.3-litre petrol and 3.0-litre diesel engines were underpowered and the wagon lacked any of the luxury trimmings that it now bares.

The G-class did however breed a band of enthusiastic followers as a capable and unique 4x4 and those who own them today treasure their 1980s vintage G-class wagons.

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