Mercedes G-Class vs Range Rover
Twin test: the new Mercedes G-Wagen slings some mud at the Range Rover
Posted: 13 Jun 2011
Introducing the new G-Wagen. Only it’s not – either new, or called the G-Wagen. It’s now the G-Class, and although this is the third-gen W463 model, it’s hardly in the first flush of youth. Mercedes’s iconic off-roader first arrived in 1979, and this version came along 10 years later. So it’s now 22 years old. But that doesn’t seem to have put Merc off, because in the same way you crate up a zoo rhino and release it back into the Serengeti, it’s reintroducing the G to the UK. Just at the right time and right price to go head-to-head with the latest Range Rover. How thoughtful.
Words: Oliver Marriage
Photos: James Lipman
This feature was originally published in the May issue of Top Gear magazine