Mercedes G-Class

Mercedes G-class information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about Merc’s tough-as-old-boots off-roader. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the G-wagen car range.

Background

The Mercedes-Benz G-class is also known as the G-wagen, short for Geländewagen or cross-country vehicle. Think of it as Daimler's answer to the Land Rover Defender - but Merc's is still on sale. For more information on the G-class, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

Is there a cooler hard-core off-roader on sale today? The G-class is devilishly appealing - with four decades of heritage behind it and the box-like looks to prove it. Just don't go expecting anything soft, modern or pampering... you have to work hard at driving the G, but that's half the appeal. You'll surely never be left stranded if you drive one of these - with more locking differentials and axle articulation than you'll ever need at the local gymkhana. It's practical, too, with a 2250-litre boot and a tow bar as standard. This is a niche car, but one we unashamedly have a soft spot for, despite those sky-high £90k+ prices.

The one we’d buy

G 350d 

The one we’d avoid like the plague

Mercedes-AMG G 63... unless you're very well endowed

Rivals to consider

Jeep Wrangler, Land Rover Defender, Toyota Land Cruiser

For

Damn cool, go-anywhere rock-crawling ability, should see you out

Against

It's expensive - you'll need at least £90k to get into the cheapest. Agricultural, too...

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