The venerable Mercedes-Benz G-Class is celebrating 35 years of uninterrupted production in 2014, and the Germans are celebrating the milestone with a special-edition SUV. The G-Wagen has soldiered on largely unchanged since its introduction in 1979, a feat that not even the Land Rover Defender has managed to achieve, with the British SUV discontinued after 32 years on the market. Mercedes has all the reasons to celebrate and its vehicle of choice for this special occasion is the G-Class Edition 35.

As with most special edition Mercs, the G-Class Edition 35 comes with everything a regular and very capable G-Class has to offer, but with a few exterior and interior goodies on top. Special, Designo-made paints, exciting color contrasts and a bespoke interior is what makes the Edition 35 a cool SUV to own.

The only downside to it is that you can’t buy it in the United States. Read on to see what you’re missing unless you live in Germany.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz G-Class Edition 35.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Edition 35 in detail

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The Edition 35’s most notable exterior feature is the bespoke Mystic White Bright paint that comes from the very expensive Designo palette. The hue provides an exciting contrast with Obsidian Black Metallic bumpers, wheel arch linings, mirrors and roof, as well as with the bright-black, 18-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels. Customers that aren’t particularly thrilled by a white exterior but still want to benefit from the contrast offered by the black body parts can have their SUV finished in the more common Palladium Silver Metallic. If that’s not subtle enough, Mercedes also offers an Obsidian Black Metallic exterior that gives the SUV a shadowy, triple-black appearance.

Speaking of appearance, the Edition 35 is also equipped with the company’s Sports Package, which includes AMG wheel-arch flaring, and a Chrome Package that adds chrome highlights in the radiator grille.

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The interior of the SUV mirrors the exclusivity of the exterior by means of high-grade leather upholstery and appointment options. Two different interiors are offered, both borrowed from the Designo line. Customers can choose between a two-tone Porcelain/Black combo or a single-tone black layout. Both options come with red contrast stitching, lacquered Black Piano trim and a Black Dinamica microfiber roof lining. Other exclusive features not available on the regular G-Class include a leather-covered dashboard and an AMG sports steering wheel.

Pricing for the Edition 35 begins from €101,031 in Germany, which is $127,959 as of 10/14/2014. The sticker includes a 19% VAT and nets you the G350 BlueTEC version. The G500, which comes with a sports exhaust system, fetches €112,812 including VAT ($142,985).

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As the body which has been unchanged for 35 years consistently demonstrates, its own lines are the only path that the G-Class never ventures away from. To illustrate this once more, the exclusive Edition 35 special model is available for the G 350 BlueTEC and G 500 models to coincide with the anniversary. The 18-inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels sparkle in bright black, the front and rear bumper, wheel arch linings, exterior mirrors and the roof sparkle in obsidian black metallic. Together with the designo mystic white bright or palladium silver metallic paint finishes, this adds up to an extremely exciting contrast.

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Anyone looking for something a little more subtle can also opt for the obsidian black metallic paint finish for the body. Then the exclusive design features harmoniously blend in with the overall appearance. The standard-fit Sports package, including with AMG wheel-arch flaring and on the G 500 with sports exhaust system as well as a Chrome package with chrome highlights in the radiator grille, chrome surround on the seat adjustment switch panel and loudspeakers or the door sill panel in the luggage compartment with "Mercedes-Benz" lettering make the vehicle even more attractive.
Pure luxury and comfort in the interior
The interior of the Edition 35 models matches the exclusive exterior. Two high-grade leather upholstery and appointments options are available either in two-tone designo porcelain/black or single-tone designo black. In both cases red contrasting topstitching underscores the sporty touch of the special model. Together with the Exclusive package with leather-covered dashboard, AMG performance steering wheel and designo trim in black piano lacquer as well as the roof liner in stylish designo black DINAMICA microfibre the result is a luxurious interior. The adjustable multicontour seats with climate control guarantee the hallmark feel-good atmosphere on-board.

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Basic prices for the Edition 35 versions:
G 350 BlueTEC: €84,900.00 (€101,031.00 incl. 19% VAT)
G 500: €94,800.00 (€112,812.00 incl. 19% VAT)

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