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Essential values always endure Classics aren’t born as classics. It is only over the course of time that certain concepts emerge as enduring icons. And they almost always owe their success to one fundamental design principle: the unity of form and function. Not to mention a number of timeless qualities: reliability, performance and an absolute refusal to compromise their stylistic integrity. A case in point is the G-Class, whose characteristic profile has remained unchanged for over 25 years. A quarter of a century, during which its distinctive styling has resolutely defied the ebb and flow of trends and fashion. Today, with the exclusive G-Class Grand Edition, we invite you to rediscover a visionary classic among off-road vehicles.

Engineered for explorers

Design icons As a rule, few things in this world are so successful that they endure for decades. The G-Class is a particularly distinctive exception. Its classic design is part of an overall concept which has incorporated new technology so prolifically and successfully that it continues to exert a trend-setting influence to this day. Off the road or on it, to drive the G-Class Grand Edition is to discover how elegance, reliability and sheer power can be reconciled harmoniously. And, as with every design classic, the mere sight of it is enough to give you a sense of how enjoyable it is to use.

Comfort follows function

A master class in classic values Intelligent technology is capable of providing the space you need to be yourself. Proof of this is provided by a look at the classic elegance of the G-Class interior, where everything is calculated to make the everyday task of driving easier - and, indeed, to elevate it to a special experience. The finest black natural leather and wood trim elements in matt natural grain oak create a luxurious sense of space in the G-Class Grand Edition. At the same time, the elegant allanite grey magno* paint finish and equipment highlights such as the new-design 18-inch lightalloy wheels underline the stylish character of the vehicle. The G-Class Grand Edition combines refinement with a resolute sense of understatement. It quite simply has its own personality and is accommodating in a way that transcends anything that can be expressed in terms of centimetres.

* Special paint finish in matt silver metallic; also optionally available in obsidian black metallic, iridium silver metallic, cubanite silver metallic, andradite green metallic and nonmetallic alabaster white.

We’ll never get the mud out of its genes

Think of it as your country seat You don’t just travel in the G-Class, you experience it. It embodies sheer exclusivity and turns every journey into a relaxing voyage of discovery. It is, of course, still ideally suited to the tasks for which it was originally conceived. So, even if the road stops, the G-Class can keep on going. And if you could look deep beneath its classic lines, you would find that its styling is not the only thing that has remained unchanged: meticulous attention to detail is still the fundamental principle which defines the way we build every single vehicle. This slow, painstaking approach means that, even after years of use, the G-Class will still be able to take any terrain in its stride. And its exclusive Grand Edition appointments will still be an enduring source of pleasure.

Paintwork and Wood

Fine figures G 400 CDI Long Station Wagon

G 500 Long Station Wagon

No. of cylinders/arrangement

8 /V

8 /V

Bore/stroke (mm)

86.0 /86.0

97.0 /84.0

Total displacement (cc)



184 /4000

218 /5500

Rated torque (Nm at rpm)

560 /1700 - 2600

456 /2800 - 4000

Top speed, approx. (km/h)



Tyre size

265 /60 R 18

265 /60 R 18

Fuel consumption (l/100 km) urban/extra-urban/combined

Diesel 16.1 /11.0 /12.8

Premium 21.8 /13.7 /16.7

Tank capacity (l)



CO2 emissions (g/km) combined



Acceleration 0–100 km/h (s)



Kerb weight (kg)3



Payload (kg)



Perm. gross vehicle weight (kg)



Trailer load (unbraked) (kg)



Trailer load (braked) incl. 140 kg drawbar load (kg)



Gross combination weight (kg)



Rated output (kW at rpm)1 1



allanite grey magno matt silver metallic

obsidian black metallic

iridium silver metallic

cubanite silver metallic

andradite green metallic

alabaster white non-metallic

matt natural grain oak 1

Figures according to Directive 80/1269/EEC in the currently applicable version 2 The figures shown were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring process (Directive 80/1268/EEC in the currently applicable version). The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between different vehicle models 3 Figures according to Directive 1992/21/EC, version 1995/48/EC (kerb weight with fuel tank 90% full, driver, 68 kg, and luggage, 7 kg) for standardspecification vehicles. Optional extras and accessories will generally increase this figure and reduce the payload capacity accordingly 4 Statutory requirements met for 12 % gradient at 3500 kg

Appointments Exterior Special paint finish: allanite grey magno* New-design light-alloy wheels, high-sheen finish (size: 7.5J x 18 H2 ET63 for tyre size 265 /60 R18) Trim strips in brushed aluminium with integral “Grand Edition” lettering Stainless-steel spare-wheel cover Interior Black natural leather Wood trim elements in silk matt natural grain oak 4 illuminated door sills with lettering Badge with “Grand Edition” lettering on centre console in front of selector lever Badge with “Grand Edition” lettering set into front seats

* Special paint finish in matt silver metallic; also optionally available in obsidian black metallic, iridium silver metallic, cubanite silver metallic, andradite green metallic and nonmetallic alabaster white.

Take-back of end-of-life vehicles. Coming full circle At the end of its long life, you can return your G-Class to us for environment-friendly disposal in accordance with the EC End-Of-Life Vehicle Directive1. But that day lies a long way off. 1 Applies

in accordance with national regulations to vehicles up to 3.5 t permissible gross weight. The G-Class has met the statutory regulations governing the suitability of the vehicle’s design for reuse and recycling for a number of years now. A network of vehicle take-back depots and dismantlers has been established which will process your vehicle in an environment-friendly manner. The ways in which both vehicles and parts can be recovered are subject to ongoing development and improvement. Consequently, the G-Class will be able to comply with any future increases in the recycling quota within the stipulated time limits. For further information, please call 008001 777 7777.

Please note: changes may have been made to the product since this brochure went to press (20. 12. 05). The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes to the design, form, colour and specification during the delivery period, provided these changes, while taking into account the interests of the vendor, can be deemed reasonable with respect to the purchaser. Where the vendor or the manufacturer uses symbols or numbers to describe an order or the subject of an order, no rights may be derived solely from these. The illustrations may show accessories and items of optional equipment which are not part of standard specification. Colours may differ slightly from those shown in the brochure, owing to the limitations of the printing process. This brochure has been compiled by DaimlerChrysler AG of Germany and is distributed internationally. It provides a general indication of the range of models, features, optional extras and /or colours available in various countries. Some of the models, features, optional extras and /or colours shown may not be available in your country or may only be available in a different specification. Additionally some models, features, optional extras and /or colours may only be available in combination with others. For current and more specific information in relation to the range of models, features, optional extras and /or colours available in your country, and their pricing, you should contact your nearest authorised Mercedes-Benz Passenger Car Dealer. DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart PBG 5530 1308 02-00 /0106 Printed in Germany

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