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.
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:
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
Prices Of Locally Used G-Wagon In South Africa