as we revealed in January, is returning to the UK in right-hand-drive guise later this year.
The G-Class celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and has sold 200,000 units, but it hasn't been made with RHD for the last decade. It will return to our roads in the autumn with a choice of diesel or supercharged petrol engines, when we reckon it will provide the new PistonHeads test fleet Defender with its only rival in terms of ultimate 'street cred', albeit at a significantly greater price.
Both the G 350 CDI and the G 55 AMG will feature a wealth of standard equipment including: Automatic climate control; automatic transmission, with high and low gear ratios; Bi-Xenon headlamps, heated seats with memory, leather upholstery (including the dashboard) as well as COMAND, a reverse parking aid and a Harman Kardon Logic 7 Sound system.
So what's it going to cost? Well the entry model will be the commercial G 300 CDI Professional, apparently designed for tough working conditions in hard-to-reach locations and costing from from £57,975 OTR. The G 350 CDI will be available from £79,975 and the G 55 AMG KOMPRESSOR will cost £114,975 OTR.