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G CLASS DIESEL STATION WAGON - G350d AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic



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£91,650 

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The indestructible Mercedes G-Class soldiers on in second generation form. Jonathan Crouch gazes in awe.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
G CLASS DIESEL STATION WAGON
G350d AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
DIESEL
£91,650.00
G CLASS DIESEL STATION WAGON
G350d AMG Line Premium 5dr 9G-Tronic
DIESEL
£97,645.00
G CLASS AMG STATION WAGON
G63 5dr 9G-Tronic
PETROL
£140,520.00

Ten Second Review

It's said that cockroaches will be the only thing to survive a nuclear conflagration. Whoever said that clearly never drove a Mercedes G-Class. It's a vehicle that neither time, progress, fashion nor legislation can kill and this second generation version is better than ever. It'll be irrelevant to virtually everyone, but for that merest fraction of a percentage point of UK buyers, it's the greatest car on earth.

Background

You might well know it as the G-Wagen, that slab-sided truck more readily associated with squaddies trailing in convoy along autobahns, but the G-Class has come a long way from its utilitarian origins. It was first sold to the general public way back in 1979 and as it ploughs unstoppably into another decade on sale, it's been treated to an extensive redesign that's left almost everything changed, but nothing much different. Don't think that means the G-Class has gone soft in its dotage. Although it's no longer a stripped-back, rough and ready mud plugger, it's still built from the same solid materials. It's just that the market for these cars has changed and the G-Class has changed to reflect a newer, more moneyed customer base. You can now spend some serious coin on a G-Class and there's a privileged queue of people looking to do just that.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
252
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Noise Level dB(A)
70
CO
0.059
NOx
0.026
HC+NOx
0.047
Particles
0.0003
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
288
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders
6
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
24
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
COMMON RAIL
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
NORTH SOUTH
Compression Ratio
15.5:1
Transmission
SEMI-AUTO
Gears
9 SPEED
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
92.3
CC
2925
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
26.2
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
31.7
EC Combined (mpg)
29.4
WLTP - MPG - Low
20.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium
26.7
WLTP - MPG - High
30.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
24.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb
25.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
25.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
25.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
13.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
10.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
9.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
11.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
11
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
10.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
11.2
General
Generation Mark
2
Coin Series
AMG Line
Coin Description
d
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
30
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Service Interval Mileage
12500
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
90
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
83
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
78
NCAP Safety Assist %
72
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
5
Badge Power
286
Badge Engine CC
3.0
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
AdBlue
True
Performance
Engine Torque - MKG
61.2
Engine Power - KW
210
Engine Power - RPM
3400
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
443
Engine Torque - NM
600
Engine Torque - RPM
1200
Engine Power - BHP
286
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
7.4
Top Speed
124
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Emissions Test Cycle
Second Act
Tyres
Tyre Size Rear
275/50 R20
Tyre Size Spare
SPACE SAVER
Wheel Type
20" ALLOY
Tyre Size Front
275/50 R20
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
True
Wheel Style
MULTI SPOKE
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
2187
Height
1969
Wheelbase
2890
Length
4866
Width
1984
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
2451
Minimum Kerbweight
2453
Gross Vehicle Weight
3150
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
3500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
750
Max. Loading Weight
699
Max. Loading Weight
697
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
667
No. of Seats
5
Max. Roof Load
150
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1246
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
13.6
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Driving Experience

On the face of it, putting a 585hp engine into a tall off-roader sounds a bad idea. No, scrub that. It sounds an absolutely certifiable notion. The Mercedes-AMG G 63 is that car and it's the flagship model in the G-Class range. This time round, it uses the AMG brand's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and it clouts the G 63 to 60mph in a blink under five seconds and onto an electronically limited top speed of up to 149mph. Believe me, you wouldn't want to go faster, despite improvements to the car's suspension, stability control system, monster brakes up front and the clever AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox. The G 63 AMG might hog the headlines but the G 350d diesel model with its 2.9-litre straight six diesel engine offers a touch more real-world relevance. This powerplant has an output of 282hp and has available torque of 600Nm across an engine speed range of 1600 to 2400rpm. Whichever version you buy, that mountain of torque should be adequate to drag you out of most sticky situations, while the G-Class' three electrically controlled 100-percent differential locks, ladder frame and rigid axle characteristics also underline its mettle in rough off-road terrain.

Design and Build

The G-Class still has one of those faces that even its mother would find hard to love. Lantern-jawed doesn't even cover it, but its sheer anti-fashion nature has, rather perversely, made it quite a chic item. Mercedes has always resisted the temptation to substitute straight edges for Bezier curves and the latest car continues to feature the sort of aerodynamics last seen when whole warehouses were swept away in the Boston Molasses Flood. The plus side of this is that there's a decent amount of space inside. The external modifications have been kept deliberately subtle to preserve the classic look. This second generation model is 53mm longer and 121mm wider than its predecessor. But measuring 4,715mm long and 1,881mm wide, it remains more compact than its Range Rover rival. Previous owners will recognise classic G-Class details such as the distinctive door handles, the exterior protective strip, the exposed spare wheel on the rear door and prominent indicator lights. Less familiar are the narrower, more precise panel gaps this time round. Things have taken a big step forward inside, where there's multifunction steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls for the infotainment system, plus an electric handbrake and a gear selector stalk mounted on the steering column. An analogue instrument panel comes as standard, but a 'virtual' display is optional. Hallmarks of the original G-Class include a grab handle in front of the front passenger and chrome switches for the three differential locks.
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