Mercedes will be commemorating 30th anniversay of the G-Class with two special editions.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is 30 years old.

And since the model's release back in 1979 Mercedes has sold about 200,000 units of the terribly un-stylish G-Class. Not necessarily an impressive number.

But the G-Class is special and has its distinguishing traits that make it somewhat of a classic. For one thing, it's the Pope's car. It's won the Paris-Dakar rally and it is the longest-serving model in Mercedes-Benz's history.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary, Mercedes will be issuing two special editions of the G-Class.

The first is the EDITION30. PUR, based on the G 280 CDI of the G 461 series. Here the G-Class declares its purpose as a true rough terrain vehicle. It comes with 265/75 R 16 tires on aluminum wheels. It also has a walk-on bonnet for climbing onto the roof and protective grills for the lights.

The second is the EDITION30, based on the G 500 model of the G 463 series and is a long wheelbase variant. This is the more delicate of the two, designed for comfort and style. It comes with a platinum black paint finish, light-alloy wheels and "chablis" leather color on the inside with anthracite poplar wood trimming the cabin.

The EDITION30.PUR comes with a price tag of 59,381 euros. The EDITION30 comes in at 97,461 euros.

Both models are available from Mercedes-Benz dealers as of mid-February.


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