Mercedes-Benz G 500 4x42Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the G 500 4×42 is entering series production following a very enthusiastic response at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

The extreme off-roader, which boasts portal axles and an extra-wide track for amazing off-road ability (read: 1-metre wading depth…), enters Mercedes-Benz showrooms in December 2015.

But it’s not going to be cheap…

Mercedes-Benz is quoting a staggering €226,100 for the G 500 4×42. In Britain, that equates to more than £160,000.

Remarkably though, it’s not even the most expensive 2015 G-Class you can buy: Mercedes-Benz also offers an AMG G 65 version, boasting 630hp and 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds. In Germany, this costs €271,915 – or £193,000…

The 2015 G-Class range

Mercedes-Benz has not confirmed if it will offer the G 500 4×42 in the UK, but is unlikely to sell the G 65 AMG: currently, it restricts sales to two models, the G 350 Bluetec and G 63 AMG, and these models are likely to remain on sale with the revised Euro 6-ready range.

The G 63 AMG has a 571hp 5.5-litre V8 twin-turbo, for 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds, and the diesel model is now called G 350 d: it has a 245hp 3.0-litre V6 for 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds.

Mercedes-Benz says the interior and exterior have been given another mild update, and suspension and ESP revisions enhance stability and comfort.

All models are available to order in Europe right away: UK details will follow later.

Oh, and one more update for 2015: a shocking new range of colours. You can now have your G-Class in quite a combination…

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