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Mercedes-Benz G-Class 35 Edition celebrates 35th birthday

September 16, 2014

To help celebrate the Mercedes-Benz G-Class’s 35th anniversary, Mercedes has announced a special G-Class 35 Edition. It brings added style and equipment to the robust off-roader.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class 35 Edition

The G-Class isn’t as popular in Australia as it is overseas, partly because it is priced extremely high in the local market. Coincidentally, the local arm has sold just 35 examples so far this year.

There’s no denying the overall appeal of the big beast though. For the 35 Edition, Mercedes has come up with a sinister exterior package incorporating Chrome and Sport line trimmings, and a set of dark 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the interior is revised with the introduction of an AMG Performance steering wheel, lots of black Nappa leather including for the seats, and the usual high-class level of luxury and equipment.

Sitting atop the dash is a multimedia screen which is operated via a rotary control knob down near the gear lever. It brings all of the on-board entertainment and connectivity functions into the one unit.

Just two variants will be offered with the 35 Edition pack, including the G 350 BlueTec and the G 500. In Australia, the 350 is powered by a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine producing 155kW and 540Nm, while the 500 gets a 5.5-litre V8 belting out 285kW and 530Nm.

Mercedes will launch the limited edition in Germany in May, 2015. Prices will start at 101,031 euros for the 350 and 112,812 euros for the 500.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class 35 Edition-interior

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.