The Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional range has been bolstered by the introduction of a new wagon variant, making Australia the only market in the world to have the utilitarian off-roaders available to the public.
Starting at $109,900 plus on-road costs, the G300 CDI Professional wagon strips out the luxury interior and exterior appointments in favour of tougher trimmings inside and out for commercial or private off-road use – like its recently-launched cab-chassis counterpart.
Under the bonnet is a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, developing 135kW of power and 400Nm of torque. Drive is sent to a permanent all-wheel drive system (50:50 split) via a five-speed automatic transmission.
Standard equipment includes three 100 per cent differential locks that can be selected on the move, a bull bar, snorkel, 16-inch black alloy wheels, a water drain plug on the cabin floor, a 96-litre fuel tank, two 12-volt batteries, tyre pressure monitoring, headlight and indicator stone guards, along with radiator and oil sump shields.
The G-Class Professional also features a brake pad wear indicator for the front units, dirty air filter warning, driver and passenger front airbags, ABS, brake assist, electronic stability program, four seats, and fog-lights.
Mercedes-Benz claims the G300 CDI Professional wagon can to up to 3140 kilograms (braked), which is marginally less than that of the cab chassis (3200kg).
Buyers can also specify a number of packages and options at extra cost, including the Edition PUR package – which adds a walk-on bonnet, electric door mirrors, a roof rack, heat-insulated tinted glass behind the B-pillar, side running boards, a towbar, headlight cleaning system, heated leather seats and a radio/CD player for $9900.
There’s also a Winch Preparation Package ($1700), along with a wire mesh partition behind the rear seats ($1200). Items from the Edition PUR package can also be optioned individually.
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G300 CDI Professional Wagon – $109,900
G300 CDI Professional Cab-Chassis – $119,900 (Details)
All prices exclude on-road costs.