A REVISED Mercedes-Benz G-Class line-up will be headlined by the new G350d Professional.
Slated to hit international showrooms later this year, the G350d Professional is powered by Merc’s 2987cc V6 diesel engine, which generates 180kW at 3600rpm and a stunning 600Nm at 1600-2400rpm.
Fuel usage is claimed to be 9.9 litres per 100km.
The G350d Professional sticks with Merc’s successful G-Class formula: a ladder-type frame body, permanent all-wheel drive with off-road ratio and three electrically selectable 100 per cent diff locks.
The suspension of the standard G350d has been tweaked for the Professional model, resulting in an additional 10mm of ground clearance (245mm in total) and improved approach (36 degrees) and departure (39 degrees) angles.
The captivating design is characterised by a matte-black radiator grille and black-painted light-alloy five-spoke wheels. These are wrapped in 265/70R16 All-Terrains.
The go-anywhere tourer has a wading depth of 600mm, a payload of 592kg and a 3200kg towing capacity.
For those that lean towards the more extreme end of off-roading, a host of extras will be available, including a steel front bumper with the capabilities to install a cable winch.
A Professional Off-Road Package includes a protective grille for the front bi-xenon headlights and/or indicators, and dark-tinted glass for the rear-side and rear windows. Also included in the package is a roof rack with a ladder.
The track-tamer will be available in two non-metallic and 11 metallic paint finishes.
Australia is expected to receive a limited supply of the über-classy off-roaders, with the price estimated to be in excess of $100,000.
Keep an eye on 4x4 Australia for further details as the release date draws closer.