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The 500,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class Rolls Off The Assembly Line, 44 Years After

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The 500,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class Rolls Off The Assembly Line, 44 Years After - autojosh

The 500,000th model of the legendary military-based Mercedes‑Benz G-Class rolls off the assembly line in Austria.

Anniversary vehicle finished in historic Agave Green paint pays homage to the iconic 280 GE from the 1986 model year.

500,000th G-Class incorporates iconic design elements such as the exterior colour and the seat pattern inspired by 280 GE.

Veteran Mercedes off-roader has won many awards as the “best off-road vehicle in the world” since introduced in 1979.





The 500,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class Rolls Off The Assembly Line, 44 Years After - autojosh

The 500,000th model of the legendary military-based Mercedes‑Benz G-Class (G-Wagon) has rolled off the assembly line today (April 20th) in Graz, Austria, where it has been manufactured since production started in 1979.

The production milestone of the boxy Mercedes-Benz SUV was achieved after 44 years. The veteran Mercedes off-roader has won many awards as the “best off-road vehicle in the world” since it was first introduced in 1979.

The 500,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class Rolls Off The Assembly Line, 44 Years After - autojosh

The anniversary vehicle finished in historic Agave Green paint pays homage to the iconic 280 GE from the 1986 model year as it incorporates iconic design elements such as the exterior colour and the seat pattern.

Striking design the 500,000th G-Class borrowed from the 280 GE includes historic spare wheel cover with the Mercedes-Benz star, which is significantly larger than on today’s G-Class models.

The 500,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class Rolls Off The Assembly Line, 44 Years After - autojosh





The 500,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class Rolls Off The Assembly Line, 44 Years After - autojosh

Other features inspired by 280 GE includes Mercedes badge on the rear door, seats in checked fabric look, iconic door handle, orange turn signals and the five-spoke wheel rims in sterling silver. Distinct features include lettering “No. 500,000” in agave green on the grab handle on the passenger side.

Speaking on the milestone, Dr Emmerich Schiller, Chairman and CEO Mercedes-Benz G GmbH and Head of the Off-Road Vehicle Product Division at Mercedes-Benz AG, said :

“On the occasion of the 500,000th anniversary, we would like to thank both our loyal customers and long-time fans as well as our employees and our production partner Magna Steyr in Graz.

The 500,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class Rolls Off The Assembly Line, 44 Years After - autojosh

The 500,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class Rolls Off The Assembly Line, 44 Years After - autojosh

“We are proud of this figure, which also underscores the exclusivity of the G-Class. After all, four whole decades have led to this significant anniversary. This makes the G-Class anything but a mass product.

“With the all-electric G-Class launching in 2024, which will push the boundaries of the off-road sector, we look forward with anticipation to the future of the off-road icon.”





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