Mercedes-Benz G-Class alternatives
Latest model: Mercedes-Benz G-Class BA3 Final Edition 2011
A classic off-roader is entering its final phase: as the model designation suggests, Mercedes-Benz is producing the last edition of the short wheelbase Station Wagon in the successful Mercedes-Benz G-class with the special BA3 Final Edition model. Two variants will be available: in the G350 Bluetec a 6-cylinder diesel motor with the very latest Bluetec emissions control, 155 Kw (211 hp) and 540 newton metres for great pulling performance both on and off the road. In the G500 a comprehensive 5. 5-litre V8 petrol motor with 285 Kw (388 hp) and 530 newton metres effortlessly performs the same function.
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Both special models of this classic among Mercedes-Benz off-roaders are equipped with the same high-performance drive and dynamic handling control systems. Alongside the permanent all-wheel drive with off-road ratio and the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission, the traditional specification contains the electronically controlled traction system 4ETS, the Electronic Stability Program ESP and three differential locks with 100-percent locking effect selectable at the push of a control.
Externally Mercedes-Benz has significantly updated the BA3 Final Edition. AMG flared wheel arches in the car colour, in mix with 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels and tyre size 265/60 R 18, underline the striking look of the special model. Running boards and a spare wheel cover with a 3D Mercedes-Benz star in stainless metal, as well as an AMG radiator grille in a 3-louvre layout with chrome highlights, emphasise its exceptional position in the range. Traditional features also include an electric sliding/tilting sunroof, metallic paintwork, back mudflaps, carbon-fibre exterior inserts in the protective strips, an ultrasonic reversing aid and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
In the dashboard the driver and passengers are able to enjoy even more generous attributes. Fine details and high-grade technology raise both visual appeal and convenience to a new level. Further highlights are offered by stylish yet functional ambient lighting, as well as chrome highlights on the frame and selector lever cover, bench adjustment controls and the loudspeakers in the front doors. Another eye-catching detail is the chrome luggage compartment sill panel with Mercedes-Benz lettering.