Your list of classy, exclusive, fashionable and topnotch vehicles is never complete without the mention of one of the bosses of all automobiles: Mercedes G-Wagon. This exotic SUV is just in a class of its own. A mere sight of it will make you fall in love with the design, shape and commanding presence. Everything about this sedan speaks excellence; no wonder most people see it as a must-have vehicle for celebrities in South Africa.

The Mercedes-Benz G–Class, mostly called the G–Wagon is a mid–sized four wheel drive luxury SUV sold by Mercedes Benz. The G – Wagon is characterized by its body styling and body – on – frame construction.

Mercedes G-Wagon Prices in South Africa

The development of the Mercedes Benz G – Wagon started in the late 1970s with construction focused on off – road abilities and maximum safety and comfort. It was first developed as a military vehicle and has some countries in the world using it for their military and naval force. However, this vehicles’ strong presence, impressive stance, super drive and amazing off – road abilities soon appealed to individuals as well and a civilian version was offered in 1979.

Despite the brand’s exorbitant prices, the sale of this vehicle continues to climb with its age. In South Africa, owning a G – Wagon is synonymous to having wealth, affluence and influence. And as such it is mostly used by the wealthy and celebrities in the South African entertainment scene. Even with its fuel gulping V8 engines, it is still one of the most sought – after SUVs in South Africa.

If you are the type of person who wants all eyes to be on you when you drive by, then this magnificent ride is for you. If you love stealing all the attention, then by all means, get yourself one because this is one guaranteed way of showing that “you have arrived”.

This post will be stating out clearly the brand new prices, Tokunbo prices as well as fairly used prices of this masterpiece in the South African market. However, it will be in relation to what is seen in the South African automobile market because as mentioned earlier, the construction of the Mercedes G – Wagon dates back to the late 1970s and that means, there is a catalogue of older models most of which construction has ceased. So, the focus of this post will be on the most recent G-Wagon models.

Brand New G–Wagon Prices In South Africa

To own a brand new 2019 Benz G-Class in South Africa today, you should budget between R$2,700,000 ZAR and R$7,200,000 ZAR. The prices are dependent on the trim type. Here’s the current breakdown of the brand new G-Wagon prices in South Africa.

The base trim remains the G550, which runs on a 4-Litre V-8 twin-turbo engine that belts out 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The AMG G63 comes with the same engine type, but it generates 577 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque — thanks to the few more twists to the turbo-boost screw.

Here are other impressive stuff about the 2019 G-class series of SUVs:

  • Massaging front-seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 9-speed auto transmission
  • Rear-seat entertainment system
  • Widescreen digital display replaces traditional gauges
  • 0-60mph time: 5.8 seconds (G550) 4.4 seconds (AMG G63)
  • Driver-selectable modes: Comfort, Sport, Eco (G550) + Slippery and Sport+ (AMG G63)
  • Automatic climate controls
  • Leather upholstery
  • Forward collission warning system
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • 15-speaker, 590-Watt Burmester audio system
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility
  • Compatible with a secondary 12.3-inch dashboard-mounted display

Mercedes-Benz G550 2018 (Price in South Africa = N60million – R$2,700,000)

The cheapest of the G-Wagon series, this trim is powered by a 416 hp, twin-turbo 8-cylinder (V8) engine, and it features a 7-speed transmission. Other features include heated front and back seats, satellite radio, Bluetooth, Android Auto, a sunroof, navigation, 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, rearview camera, blind spot montoring, adaptive cruise control, Mercedes COMAND infotainment system, and Apple Carplay.

Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 2018 (Price in South Africa = R$2,340,000 – R$2,880,000)

One of the two high-performance trims in the G-Class series, the AMG G63 runs on a 563hp 8-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine. It also features performance brakes, upgraded leather interior, and a sport-tuned suspension system.

Mercedes-Benz AMG G65 2018 (Price in South Africa = R$3,060,000 – R$3,600,000)

Another high-performance member of the G-Wagon series, this trim has a 621 hp 12-cylinder engine, also twin-turbocharged. The wheels are larger than what obtains with the G550 and AMG G63. And there are some additional styling features that are absent in those two.

Mercedes-Benz G550 4×42 2018 (Price in South Africa = R$3,600,000 – R$4,320,000)

This is no doubt the “chief beast” of the G-Class series. It was built to be a badass off-roader and all its features are made with that in mind. These features include portal axles, adjustable suspension system, heavy-duty tires, 22-inch wheels, and ground clearance of over 17-inches.

However, the inclusion of these features came at the expense of some interesting features that are present in other trims. So, this trim doesn’t come with features like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear-seat entertainment system, and front and back sensors.

Prices Of Foreign Used (Tokunbo) G-Wagon In South Africa

2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (Wagon) R$1,656,000 – R$2,880,000
2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (Wagon) R$2,052,000 – R$2,520,000
2014 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (Wagon) R$1,548,000 – R$2,340,000
2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (Wagon) R$1,476,000 – R$1,980,000
2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (Wagon) R$1,260,000 – R$1,620,000
2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (Wagon) R$1,080,000 – R$1,584,000
2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (Wagon) R$720,000 – R$1,260,000
2010 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (Wagon) R$1,044,000 – R$1,548,000
2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (Wagon) R$648,000 – R$1,440,000

Prices Of Locally Used G-Wagon In South Africa

Things you should know about the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

It is not just the prices of the brand that make it exotic and outstanding, its ruggedness, durability and firm handling have worthily earned positive reviews from all over the world. The fact that this SUV is a Mercedes brand is enough to speak of its topnotch all-round quality. The G-Class is a dynamic off-road SUV with a solid lineup of powerful engines. The cabin is attractive and well-built, and the seats are comfortable.

There are mainly three trim types: the base, midrange AMG and the bonkers AMG. The base being the cheaper version while, the bonkers is the most expensive of them all. The prices can even go higher if it is bullet proof.

With its V8 engine, you can expect the fuel mileage to be terrible.

Things you’ll like about the G–Wagon

  1. It is an excellent off-roader – The G-wagon holds the medal for the number one navigator irrespective of the terrain condition. Whether it is rocky ground, an ice land, a hilly or a muddy one, be rest assured that in this car, you will be totally safe. You will agree that this is perfect for the South African roads.
  2. Safety features – Remember it was first intended for the military hence, it is safety proof and it gets better with the progression of its models. These features includes; blind spot assist, 6 way airbag protection, electronic stability program, adaptive braking technology, antitheft alarm and tire pressure monitor.
  3. Powerful engine. It comes standard with a 416 horsepower, twin turbocharged V8. The AMG G63 comes with a twin-turbocharged V8 with 563 horsepower and the AMG G65 features a twin-turbo V12 with a 621 horsepower.
  4. Interior Quality – as rugged as it may look on the outside, the G-wagon has a very beautiful interior. It definitely lives up to the reputation of luxury attached to a Mercedes.
  5. An Awesome infotainment system: The G-class is packed with interesting features such as a rear-seat entertainment system, in-vehicle WiFi system, Mercedes mbrace Connect, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, satellite radio, 12-speaker audio system (by Harman Kardon), navigation, and the Mercedes COMAND infotainment system. The whole infotainment system features a central controller rather than a touch screen. While it might take some time to get used to it, it’s a pretty easy-to-use and responsive system.

Things you might like about the G-Wagon

  1. A notorious fuel guzzler: With its powerful engine comes a great demand for fuel supply. It is not economically friendly and you will find yourself spending way too much on fuel annually.
  2. Less cargo space: The G-Class models all have less cargo space than most other luxury SUVs. If you really need a lot of space from these beasts, you’ll need to fold down the rear seats. However, if you don’t use cargo space most of the time, you won’t have to worry about this, as it still has over 38 cubic feet of space even when the rear seats aren’t folded.
  3. Less features than rivals: When you look at the list of features packed in the Mercedes-Benz G-Class series, you’d think the list is long. But the truth is, it’s significantly short, when compared with those of competitors such as the Range Rover and Infiniti QX80. Ironically, these competitors are significantly cheaper than the G-Class vehicles.
  4. Subpar on-road handling: It’s like the manufacturers, while trying hard to make the G-class models off-road beasts, forgot that most users would still use them on-road. According to many expert reviewers, the G-Wagon models aren’t the best when it comes to on-road handling. But common, we’re in South Africa, where there are lots of off-road terrains.
  5. Expensive: Many auto experts are of the opinion that the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is overpriced. The cheapest trim in the series already costs more than other vehicles with even more impressive features such as the Land Rover Range Rover and Infiniti QX80.

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