The Mercedes-Benz G-Class celebrates its 40th anniversaryth Anniversary this year and the German automaker paid homage by staying true to the basic values of the G-Class since its introduction in 1979. According to a statement by Mercedes, the “outstanding off-road capabilities” of the G-Class were presented 40 years ago, “remained true to itself and its values.”
“For decades, the G has continuously evolved from being a useful off-road vehicle with high quality driving on the road. The constant further development of Mercedes-Benz has ensured that the vehicle always remains fresh and up-to-date, ”said the statement.
The world premiere of the G-Class 460 model series took place in February 1979 in Toulon, France. At that time, Mercedes promised that the G-Class would not compromise off-road or on the road. It also promises that the SUV can be used on the road in a wide variety of situations. The same aspects form the same basis for the production of the current 463 model range, which has been built in Graz, Austria since May 2018.
Apart from these elements, the G-Class has “grown into this role with ever greater success over the past few decades”.
The 463 model series premiered at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January 2018. The first models were presented: the Mercedes-Benz G 500 (combined fuel consumption: 12.1–11.5 l / 100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 276–263 g / km) and the Mercedes-AMG G 63.
In December 2018, the G 350 d (combined fuel consumption: 9.8–9.6 l / 100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 259–2 52 g / km) with the ultra-modern diesel engine OM 656 celebrated its debut on the international stage .