In recent past years, the popularity of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen in India has increased a lot. From celebrities like Sara Ali Khan and Hardik Pandya to the business families like the Ambanis are going for the iconic G-Class over many other choices in the market. A family in Mumbai took the delivery of two Mercedes-Benz G Class in one day. Here is the video.
The video by CS 12 Vlogs does not talk about the details on the family or the reason for choosing two same model cars. However, it does show the family taking the delivery from the showroom and a crowd of exotic vehicles gathering at the spot to congratulate the family on the new cars.
The family bought the same variants. It is the Mercedes-Benz G-Class G350d. These are not the high-performance AMG versions of the SUV. Still, it costs around Rs 1.62 crore, ex-showroom, which translates into about Rs 1.8 crore, on-road.
The G350d uses a much more rational 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 286 Bhp and peak torque of 600 Nm. There is a 9-speed automatic transmission that sends the power to all four wheels. The engine powering the G350d is the same as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class S350d. Even though it is not a high-performance car according to Mercedes-Benz, it still can hit 100 k/h in just 7.4 seconds, which makes it extremely quick.
Mercedes-Benz launched the current-generation model way back in 2019. Since then, it has become quite popular and is often spotted on the roads. It makes use of electromechanical steering with a double-wishbone suspension at the front and a rigid axle at the rear. The G-Class is extremely capable and it sure can climb almost anywhere.
The construction is body-on-frame, which makes it more reliable. Also, it gets three locking differentials, a low range gearing set-up and a massive 241mm of ground clearance. The G350d has a water wading capacity of 700mm. Even the approach angle is now better than the previous model. It now has an approach angle of 30.9 degrees, a breakover angle of 29.9 degrees and a departure angle of 25.7 degrees.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an iconic car and the brand has been maintaining its iconic design for decades now. The new model gets 20-inch alloy wheels, a massive 12.3-inch screen that serves as an instrument cluster and an infotainment screen. It also gets leather upholstery, powered front seats, multi-function steering wheel, push-button start, cruise control, LED headlamps, three-zone climate control system, ambient lighting and many other features.
Celebrities own G-Wagen too
The Ambani family acquired several Mercedes-Benz G-Class as its security cars. The vehicles are used in the Ambani family convoy. Also, celebrities like Hardik Pandya, Sara Ali Khan, Jimmy Shergil, Ranbir Kapoor and even politicians like Pawan Kalyan own the iconic SUV.