It’s official, one of Mercedes most consistent models, the Mercedes G-Class is showing that it is indeed impervious to the ravages of time as it celebrates its 40th birthday. To commemorate this anniversary, Mercedes is launching a new model of the lineup, the Mercedes G-Class Stronger Than Time special edition.
1. Mercedes G-Class Stronger Than Time overall design
The distinctive features of the Strong Than Time edition, which generally follows the design style of the Mercedes AMG, are flared arches in the wheels and sporty bumpers, stainless steel door sill plates, running boards, and humongous 20 inch wheels. These wheels (there is also a stainless steel spare tire cover) cover the branded brake calipers that flaunt the Mercedes logo.
The "Stronger Than Time" special edition is in celebration of the G-Class's 40th celebrations
Another exciting feature enthusiasts can celebrate the 40th with is the proprietary Night Package. This is a combination of tinted windows in the rear, lighting units that are tinted also, and what Benz calls “welcome lights.” These function by projecting the Mercedes badge and the “Stronger Than Time” motif on the ground in front.
The interior is no less accomplished. Alongside the customary Mercedes classical finish, interior has gold stitching which contrasts sharply with sports black nappa leather, and an open-pore wood trim in black ash.
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For more fussy buyers, there is an option for an Exclusive Interior Plus interior style package; basically it gives a two-tone styling, and added colors could be beige mixed with yacht blue in leather with Sen wood trimmings, or optionally macchiato beige mixed with lounge red in leather with black piano trimmings.
Talking still about the interior, include ambient lights, multicontour seats as well as a Burmester brand surround sound system. Add to all these a sunroof that is all glass, Driving Assist, and adaptive damping suspension.
Like its name suggests, this version of G-Class is Stronger Than Time
2. The power of "Stronger Than Time"
Engine and performance wise, things get really interesting. Buyers can choose between a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine producing 416hp (310kw/422 PS) and 450 lb-ft (610 Nm) torque . Buyers may also choose to go with the G400 which carries 6-cylnders powered by diesel outputting 325hp (243 Kw/ 330 PS) alongside 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) torque.
There have of course been other celebratory editions of the Mercedes brand I the past, such as Mercedes-AMG G 63 “Stronger Than Time” edition that marked the 20th birthday of the first G 55 AMG. Customers in the mood for more performance may choose a model like this that features a twin-turbo 4L V8 also but outputting 577hp (430 Kw / 585PS) WITH 627 lb-ft torque.
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This works with 9-speed auto transmission on an AWD drivetrain. All of this makes for a performance vehicle that can hit 62mph from zero or 0-100kmp in 4.5 seconds. The top speed is of course a decent 149 mph or 240 kmph.