500,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class Rolls Out with 1986 Styling

Mercedes-Benz recently rolled out its 500,000 G-Class 4×4 unit from the same factory building the SUV for 44 years and celebrated the milestone by giving the landmark vehicle the stylings of the early ‘86 280 GE.

On the outside, the SUV was given an Agave Green body color, one of the original paint colors offered for the SUV, and black detailing on the bumpers, grille work, fender flares, door handles, and lateral rub strips. It also features stone guards for the headlights, a rear-mounted ladder leading to a roof rack, classic silver-painted five-spoke wheels, vintage-style vinyl spare tire cover, and orange lenses for the front turn signals.

There are no interior shots of the 4×4 but Mercedes-Benz revealed that the SUV’s seats have the checker-patterned inserts like the reference model and a passenger-side grab handle badge that reads ‘No. 500,000.’

Whether the 500k G-Class has a different powertrain wasn’t revealed, but the current G-Wagen comes with a 577 hp twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that can produce 627 lb-ft of torque.

The milestone G-Class model may be a car wrapped up in nostalgia but this isn’t the last we’ll see of the G-Wagen. Looking towards the future, the German automaker is currently working on the EQG, a battery-powered version of the SUV.


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