Mercedes-Benz has announced the introduction of the G-Class Professional range to Australia, with the order book now open for the wagon in addition to the previously available cab-chassis variant.
The launch marketing program involved Mike Horn an ‘around the world explorer’, three G 300 CDI Professional wagons, two cab chassis variants and a crossing of the Simpson Desert.
Interestingly, Australia is the only market in the world to receive the G 300 CDI Professional Wagon and Cab Chassis models for civilian purchase.
The G 300 CDI Professional Wagon and Cab Chassis variants are powered by a 2987cc six-cylinder turbocharged diesel making 135kW and 400Nm, coupled to a five-speed automatic and permanent all-wheel-drive with a 50:50 split.
Both vehicles are equipped as standard with three 100 per cent differential locks that are selectable on the move, as well as a bull bar, snorkel and 16-inch alloy wheels in black. Other key features include a water drain plug in the floor, a 96-litre fuel tank, two 12-volt batteries, tyre pressure loss warning system, dirty air filter warning, brake pad wear indicator for the front axle brake, headlight and indicator stone guards, and radiator and oil sump shields.
Safety systems fitted include drive and passenger front airbags, anti-lock braking, Brake Assist and Electronic Stability Program (selectable on/off).
The Wagon variant is fitted with four seats with walk-through access to the luggage compartment, plus fog lights. The Cab Chassis has two seats, is fitted with eight mounting points on the rear chassis, and has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) rating of 4490kg. Tow capacity for the Wagon is 3,140kg (braked) and 3,200kg (braked) for the Cab Chassis.
A number of packages and options can be added to the Professional Wagon including the Edition PUR package, which adds equipment including a walk-on bonnet, electric door mirrors, a roof rack, heat-insulated tinted glass behind the B-pillar, side running boards, a towbar, a headlamp cleaning system, heated leather seats and a radio/CD player for $9,900 (MRLP).
Both models can specify the Winch Preparation Package ($1700 Wagon/$1500 Cab Chassis MRLP) while the Cab Chassis can specify the Body Building Enhancement Package ($2500 MRLP) or Electrical Enhancement Package ($4900 MRLP).
Options such as a walk-on bonnet ($1900 MRLP) and heated seats ($900 MRLP) can be separately selected for either model, as can tinted rear windows ($700 MRLP) and a wire mesh partition behind the rear seats ($1200 MRLP) for the Wagon.
The Mercedes-Benz G 300 CDI Professional Wagon and Cab Chassis are now available to order and oddly the wagon is $10,000 cheaper than the cab chassis;
G 300 CDI Professional Wagon $109,900 (MRLP*)
G 300 CDI Professional Cab Chassis $119,900 (MRLP*).
*MRLP excludes on-road costs and dealer delivery. For drive away price information, buyers should contact their local Mercedes-Benz dealership.