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G-Class to return to UK's SUV market

After ten years away from Mercedes-Benz’s biggest right hand drive market, the G-Class is set to return to UK roads in the autumn.Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The Land Rover rival, first launched in 1979, will be offered in right hand drive and with high standard specification, but will be sold only from Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, the UK's flagship manufacturer-owned showroom.

Customers can choose between the £79,975 G350 CDI which produces 221 hp and returns 25.7 mpg, or the range topping supercharged G55 AMG KOMPRESSOR, which produces 500 hp and reaches 0-62 mph in 5.5 seconds and costs £114,975.

A commercial vehicle version, the G300 CDI Professional, will also be offered from £57,975.

Dermot Kelly, Mercedes-Benz Cars managing director, said: “Despite G-Class being the longest-serving passenger car series in the history of Mercedes-Benz, we are delighted to welcome it as a ‘new model’ in right hand drive for UK customers.

"The long wheelbase version in particular blends style, technology, practicality, impeccable build quality and unbeatable off-road credentials in a shape that is as seductive today as it was when originally launched”.

Both the G 350 CDI and the G 55 AMG will feature a wealth of standard equipment including: Automatic climate control; automatic transmission, with high and low gear ratios; Bi-Xenon headlamps, heated seats with memory, leather upholstery (including the dashboard) as well as COMAND, a reverse parking aid and a Harman Kardon Logic 7 Sound system.

As well as the standard equipment that features on many Mercedes-Benz road cars, constant innovation in the G-Class range offers high-performance driving dynamics, but, also supreme off road ability, says Mercedes. ESP® and 4ETS both ensure maximum traction, handling and stability on any terrain and the 100 per cent locking differentials, permanent all-wheel drive and off-road ratios prove their worth off the beaten track.


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