Mercedes-Benz may have an entire roster of vehicles in its lineup today. Yet most folks, especially the older set, still associate the brand with stately sedans, coupes, and roadsters such as the S-, E-, C- and SL-Class.
While these nameplates have cemented the brand’s reputation throughout the decades, the German carmaker has also dabbled in more versatile vehicles such as the ultra-popular Sport Utility Vehicle. Yes, the three-pointed star, in case you didn’t know, has a whole host of SUVs in its stable. And while the M-Class started the premium midsize SUV genre back in 1997, it was actually the G-Class that got the ball rolling for Merc in the luxury off-road vehicle segment.
The year was 1979 when the very first Gelandewagen (cross-country vehicle in German) or G-Wagen entered the scene. Since then, it has retained the familiar profile and overall styling, albeit with a few updates to keep up with the changing times and technology. For 2018, the G-Class boasts of a potent V8 motor that puts out 422hp and 610Nm of torque. And of course, true off-roading capability is still its calling card. This thing will cosset you in total comfort as you traverse the toughest terrain.