Mercedes-Benz launches special G-Class
Dubai, February 21, 2011
German automaker Mercedes-Benz has introduced a special model of the four-wheel drive G-Class, exclusively designed for the Middle East: the G-Class Arabia 100 Limited Edition.
Limited to 100 units and based on the Middle Eastern motoring heritage, the limited edition G-Class features a set of 19-inch AMG wheels in a special matte-finish and is available in either cashmere white or nightblack.
In the interior, a two-tone treatment was given with a contrasting black and porcelain leather theme while carbon fiber and champagne white Designo piano lacquer wood trim acts as decor.
Additional features like the rear-seat entertainment system as well as details like the badge, confirm the exclusiveness of this special model, a statement said.
Recently the G-Class had a double victory when it secured first place in the luxury off-road vehicle category, as well as the title of the off-road vehicle of the year by a reader’s survey conducted by specialist publication Off-Road.
This year marks the eighth time that the G-Class, which has been in production for almost 32 years, has emerged victorious in the important reader survey conducted by Off Road.
The engineering and development efforts have proved attractive to customers within the Arabian Peninsula; making the Middle East & Levant the largest importer of G 55 AMG globally, the statement said.
For the GCC & Levant regions, the G family currently has two engine variants: the long-wheel base G 500 which is equipped with a powerful 5.5-litre V8 petrol engine developing 285 kW (388 hp) with a torque of 530 Nm and the flagship G 55 AMG which features a V8 supercharged engine developing 373 kW (507 hp) and a peak torque of 700 Nm. – TradeArabia News Service