Cult offroader: Mercedes-Benz revamps mighty G-Class with a full-efficient diesel version
The Mercedes-Benz G 350 d is the first-ever diesel variant of the mighty G-Class to be offered in India. As part of the 40th birthday celebrations, the brand has decided to celebrate with a more fuel-efficient model.
Powering the G 350 d is the new Euro 6d-TEMP in-line 6-cylinder engine that displaces 2,925 cc and delivers a solid 286 horsepower and churns out a stonking 600 Nm of torque.
The powerful diesel engine is paired with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and is capable of going from 0-100 kmph in just 7.4 seconds.
Incidentally, the transmission boasts of extremely short shift times which is what allows this behemoth of an SUV to attain such speeds and do such a quick sprint.
It also gets the legendary 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system with a low range off-road reduction gear to tackle extremely difficult terrain.
Remaining largely unchanged in design since its launch in 1979, the G-Class is an iconic vehicle that has a global fan following.
In its latest avatar, it boasts of a fine mix of off-roading ability combined with the epitome of creature comforts that Mercedes-Benz products are known for.
This includes special Nappa Leather and various handcrafted elements for the interior.
The Mercedes-Benz G350 d is priced at INR 1.5 crore.
— Vikram Gour