Mercedes-Benz will be introducing an additional G-Class to South Africa. Dubbed the G400d, this diesel-powered G-Class comes fully loaded. Here's pricing and specification details for this model.
When people think of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, they think of the AMG-powered G63 with its thundering 4.0-litre V8 motor. However, Mercedes-Benz South Africa will be introducing a diesel-powered model this year. The Mercedes-Benz G400d features a 3.0-litre turbocharged 6-cylinder turbodiesel motor with 243 kW and 700 Nm. Power goes to all 4 wheels via the 9-speed automatic transmission. Mercedes-Benz claims a 0-100 kph time of 6.4 seconds and it'll hit a top speed of 210 kph. In terms of economy, you're looking at 9.6 L/100 km.
The Mercedes-Benz South Africa configurator has this model loaded and it's interesting to note that we'll be getting our G400d units in Stronger Than Time specification. So, what do you get for your R2.5 million? Generally, the G-Class is very decently specced, but on the configurator, we can see it ships standard with the AMG Line package, Night package, stainless steel package, driving assist package, parking package, top-spec seat package as well something called Exclusive interior plus which includes niceties like a Burmester surround sound setup, Dinamica roof liner and a dashboard wrapped in nappa leather. Generally, these things are optional extras. The vehicle rides on 20-inch AMG light-alloy wheels and if you want further customisation options, things like rear-seat entertainment and underbody protection may interest you.
The cabin of the Mercedes-Benz G400 Stronger than Time.
Mercedes-Benz G400d Price in South Africa (January 2020)
G400 d J40 Edition R 2 548 825