New Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional Wagon Available
The tough Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional range is set to go on sale in Australia, having already joined forces with around-the-world explorer Mike Horn to complete one of this country’s most inhospitable terrains, from Birdsville, through the Simpson Desert and in sight of Uluru.
Three G 300 CDI Professional Wagons and two Cab Chassis models completed an eight-day trek from Birdsville to the shadows of Uluru, tackling steep sand dunes and bone-rattling corrugations in their stride.
Accompanying the G Professional fleet were a pair of G 500 wagons (Left Hand Drive) that have accompanied Horn for much of his current trip, a two-year bid to circumnavigate the globe via its two poles.
Horn has driven a succession of G-Class vehicles throughout a career in exploration that spans two decades. The 51-year-old South African-born Swiss insists he would not drive anything else.
“(The G-Class) became a tool. Like my boat that can break ice and take me to Antarctica, it too has become a significant part of my exploration,” he says.
Australia is the only market in the world to receive the G 300 CDI Professional Wagon and Cab Chassis models for civilian purchase, which have been designed to provide the toughness and utilitarianism needed for commercial or private off-road endeavours.
Since being launched in 1979, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has carved a stellar reputation for its outstanding off-road prowess, toughness, and durability. It remains the vehicle of choice for numerous military forces around the world and won the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1983 in the hands of Jacky Ickx and Claude Brasseur.
The G 300 CDI Professional Wagon and Cab Chassis variants are powered by a 2987cc six-cylinder turbocharged diesel making 135kW and 400Nm, coupled to a five-speed automatic and permanent all-wheel-drive with a 50:50 split.
Both vehicles are equipped as standard with three 100 per cent differential locks that are selectable on the move, as well as a bull bar, snorkel and 16-inch alloy wheels in black. Other key features include a water drain plug in the floor, a 96-litre fuel tank, two 12-volt batteries, tyre pressure loss warning system, dirty air filter warning, brake pad wear indicator for the front axle brake, headlight and indicator stone guards, and radiator and oil sump shields.
Safety systems fitted include drive and passenger front airbags, anti-lock braking, Brake Assist and Electronic Stability Program (selectable on/off).
The Wagon variant is fitted with four seats with walk-through access to the luggage compartment, plus fog lights. The Cab Chassis has two seats, is fitted with eight mounting points on the rear chassis, and has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) rating of 4490kg. Tow capacity for the Wagon is 3,140kg (braked) and 3,200kg (braked) for the Cab Chassis.
A number of packages and options can be added to the Professional Wagon including the Edition PUR package, which adds equipment including a walk-on bonnet, electric door mirrors, a roof rack, heat-insulated tinted glass behind the B-pillar, side running boards, a towbar, a headlamp cleaning system, heated leather seats and a radio/CD player for $9,900 (MRLP).
Both models can specify the Winch Preparation Package ($1700 Wagon/$1500 Cab Chassis MRLP) while the Cab Chassis can specify the Body Building Enhancement Package ($2500 MRLP) or Electrical Enhancement Package ($4900 MRLP).
Options such as a walk-on bonnet ($1900 MRLP) and heated seats ($900 MRLP) can be separately selected for either model, as can tinted rear windows ($700 MRLP) and a wire mesh partition behind the rear seats ($1200 MRLP) for the Wagon.
The Mercedes-Benz G 300 CDI Professional Wagon and Cab Chassis are now available to order:
G 300 CDI Professional Wagon $109,900 (MRLP)
G 300 CDI Professional Cab Chassis $119,900 (MRLP).
Important note to editors – The price detailed in this document is the current Manufacturer’s Recommended List Price (MRLP).
As you may be aware, the MRLP includes GST and any LCT applicable to the base / standard specification model but EXCLUDES DEALER DELIVERY AND ALL ON ROAD COSTS such as, for example, registration fees, stamp duty, CTP and the like.
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