Ten-year hiatus ends as Mercedes brings the G-class back to the UK
26 April 2010

The Mercedes G-class will go back on sale in the UK this autumn.

Despite being sold for 30 years, the G-class off-roader hasn't been available here for ten years.

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It will be sold with the choice of a 218bhp G350 diesel or the 493bhp G55 AMG. The latter engine takes the car from 0-62mph in 5.5sec.

A commercial version, called the G 300 CDI Professional, will also be available. Mercedes describes it as "ideal for tough working conditions in hard-to-reach locations".

Prices range from £57,975 and rise to £114,975 for the AMG model. The G-class will only be avaialble through Mercedes's Brooklands dealership.

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R32

26 April 2010

I have always loved the G-Wagon - or G-Class as Mercedes now wants it known as - but the prices are a tad steep. The £57,975 quoted is for the G300 Commercial - the G350 CDI is priced at £79,995. Very expensive - and I'm not entirely sure it's really worth that much. But it does have a certain charm and would probably last a lifetime...

26 April 2010

Tough as old boots on a lumberjacker with a penchant for Whisky (and dressing up in women's clothing and hanging round in bars), but sooooo expensive! Who could go for the commercial version over the Defender when there's about a £20k difference?! I love the G-Wagon, they're exceptional off-road and built to last, but I'll take a Defender and spend the spare cash on repairs and a galvanised chassis and bulkhead to sit in my garage until needed...

26 April 2010

LOL I like how M-B are marketing this with their pics. A target maket of City bankers with country retreats. There is though, an honesty to the design I like, but as theonlydt says-its just so bloomin expensive! But the 0-60 time of 5.5 secs is pretty good. For a brick.

26 April 2010

In line with what Rover P6 was saying on another thread - for the price of the "Oh dear God how does something 3 tonnes and shaped like a brick accelerate like this" version you can go to somewhere like JE Engineering and have them knock up a supercharged V8 version using the Jag engine. Half a second slower to 60, but £35k + donor vehicle charge (so about £70k new absolute max, as opposed to £115k). Not that various Premiership footballers will care - it's huge and it's got an AMG badge on it. (link for Defender: http://www.jeengineering.co.uk/defender/the-je-qzuluq.html )

26 April 2010

I just spied those side exit exhausts! Phhooaaaarr! *adjusts trousers* I have a thing for side exit exhausts (Have a look at the Bristol Fighter ones, a trouser moment right there)

26 April 2010

lol yes , just noticed those side exhausts :p. Thanks for the Defender link. I remember ages back looking at it, but forgot all about it again. I think given the choice I'd go to the Defender Zulu :D. Could you imagine outgunning some boyracer in something that looks like a farm vehicle.Class hehe

26 April 2010

I've been lusting over the G-wagen for ages. If I had the money it'd have to be the G55, bit flashy but what the hey, nearly 3 tonnes of metal, supercharged V8, live axles front and rear, front centre and rear diffs, the legendary G shape... doesn't get much better in my book!!

26 April 2010

Welcome back G ! A colleague has one of these that he bought in Germany some years ago just as they stopped selling them in the UK. It looks great and like a real alternative to the LR Defender. Pity its so expensive though.


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

26 April 2010

Does anyone know whether the GLK is coming to the UK? I know orginally they couldn't be bothered to finance the converse to right (correct!) hand drive, but I thought I had heard they were going ahead with it anyway...?

26 April 2010

Hey, I think they spent the extra money developing it for RHD in the end and should be in those markets by later this year maybe? I'm not totally sure, but Im pretty certain I read somewhere they did capitulate to demand for right hookers

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