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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Overall verdict
Crazy, and that's why we like it, but struggle to recommend it


Will almost certainly outlast mankind, very cool


Old, incredibly expensive and not particularly green, fast or comfortable


What is it?

Mercedes hasn’t facelifted the G for a while. It’s so old, nobody’s quite sure how many facelifts it’s had: like the Land Rover Defender, this is a bygone era 4x4 designed when SUVs were built to go off-road. And indeed it does that rather well. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
G63 Colour Edition 5dr Tip Auto
5.4s 322g/km 20.5 571 £150,545
The cheapest
G350d 5dr Tip Auto
8.8s 261g/km 28.5 245 £90,015
The greenest
G350d 5dr Tip Auto
8.8s 261g/km 28.5 245 £90,015
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