Mercedes Benz has just revealed two very different special editions of the same military inspired classic, the G-Wagen. The EDITION.PUR model is based on the G 280 CDI, and this throwback to the classic off road machine has been equipped to handle anything that could possibly stand in its way. Packaged with a set of all terrain tires, flexible wheel arches, protective guards for the headlamps and grill and a reinforced hood make the PUR a force to be reckoned with.
Whereas the G-Class LIMITED.30 is an expression of elegance, taking the shape of the Mercedes Benz G500 luxury machine. Highlighted by platinum black bodywork, a unique set of alloys and LIMITED lettering on the outside. The inside is classed up with the ultimate in plush high-end trim, like "chablis" colored leather and designo wood trim in finished in anthracite.
Press release after the jump.
The fact that the G-Class was designed for operations in the most difficult terrain right from the start is made particularly clear by the special EDITION.PUR model based on the G 280 CDI from the 461 model series. This long-wheelbase station wagon pays homage to the first-generation G-Class, has been optimised specifically for the toughest assignments off the beaten track and is therefore the future dream car for world travellers, expedition leaders, confirmed fans of the G-Class and customers who are in search of an automotive rarity with uncompromising reliability and the ability to go anywhere.
With numerous optional extras, the G EDITION.PUR can be equipped for any eventuality, for example with all-terrain tyres in size 265/75 R 16 on aluminium rims, flexible wheel arch flaring, protective grilles for the headlamps and lights, a walk-on bonnet for easier access to the roof rack which is available as an accessory, a towing lug at the front and a two-section rear door. In the interior there are four individual seats upholstered in hard-wearing fabric or man-made leather, rubber floor coverings in the passenger compartment, spray-protected controls and drainage apertures in the footwells. A load compartment with a wood floor, load-securing rings and rails can also be ordered, as can an auxiliary heater or a manually operated air conditioning system.
With the special LIMITED.30 model based on the G 463 model series, Mercedes-Benz is once again demonstrating the manifold possibilities displayed by the G-Class with respect to comfort and prestige. Externally, this long-wheelbase G 500 Station Wagon is distinguished by the designo platinum black paintwork, specially designed light-alloy wheels and LIMITED.30 lettering on the wings. The interior of this G 500 impresses with designo leather in the colour "chablis" and designo wood trim in anthracite poplar.