Limited Edition Mercedes-Benz G-Class Celebrates Alpine Off-Road Tradition

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Limited Edition Mercedes-Benz G-Class Celebrates Alpine Off-Road Tradition

Mercedes-Benz has introduced a limited run Mercedes-Benz G-Class to commemorate the Schöckl Mountain trail in Graz, Austria – a storied off-road trail popular with local off-road fans, not far from where the G-Class is produced.

Three variants of the G-Class Limited Edition will be made available – namely the G350d, G350d Professional and G500. Limited to just 463 units – each vehicle receives an embossed emblem on the centre console bordered with the lettering "Schöckl proved since 1979" and "Limited Edition 1 of 463".

Another shared feature is the "Limited Edition" emblem on the A-pillar and a backlit inscription on the door sill. 

The G350d is finished in Designo Mocha Black metallic paint which features a brushed aluminium protective strip that runs the length of the body. Along the flanks, it features 19-inch 5-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels in titanium grey. A chrome package adds shiny bits on the front grille, interior trim and boot sill. The interior is finished saddle brown Designo Nappa leather and includes Harman Kardon ‘Logic 7’ surround sound system.

The G 350 d Professional Limited Edition is positioned as a robust off-roader. The paint finish of this special model is in china blue. The exterior treatment includes a steel front bumper, protective grilles the front turn signal lamps and headlamps, front mud flaps and roof rack. Exclusive to the interior of this model is the retro fabric covering of the centre sections of the seats, reminiscent of previous G-models.

The standard specification includes heated seats for driver and front passenger. Radio with Bluetooth and navigation, heated windscreen, and Loading Protection package which adds a load protection net and trailer coupling with a 'ball head'.

The G350d is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 outputting 245 hp and 600 Nm of torque – the G350d Professional goes on sale in Germany at EUR103,940, while the G350d is priced at EUR122,918.

The range-topping G 500 Limited Edition is finished in Designo platinum Magno and contrasted with black add-on parts such as the trim insert in the outer protective strip. The grille inserts and spare wheel cover are also painted in Magno black. Likewise, the standard equipment Harman Kardon surround sound system, TV tuner and Loading Protection package.

The interior features include upholstery in black Designo Nappa leather with white topstitching and AMG Performance steering wheel black Designo piano lacquer trim and Dinamica roof liner.

The G500 produces 422 hp and 610 Nm of torque from its 4.0-litre V8 and is priced at EUR140,164 inclusive of taxes. 



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