Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the price and availability of the G300 Professional Wagon which we tested a few months ago.
The G300 CDI Professional wagon will list at $109,900 alongside the other Professional model, the G300 CDI Professional cab-chassis which is $119,900 (without a tray)
The model we tested was fitted with the optional PUR package with adds $9,990 to the price. The PUR package includes a walk-on bonnet, electric door mirrors, a solid roof rack, heat-insulated tinted windows, side steps, towbar, headlamp cleaning system, heated leather seats and a radio/CD player. These options, and others, are also available separately.
Both the wagon and cab-chassis variants of the G-Professional are powered by a 2987cc V6 diesel making 135kW and 400Nm, and are backed by a five-speed automatic transmission with full-time 4x4 and a 50:50 drive split. They each feature coil sprung live axles front and rear and triple, driver-activated differential locks.
The Professional G-Wagens are based on the G461 platform shared with the vehicles used by the Australian Defence Forces, while luxury G-Class models such as the G350d and G63AMG ride on the 463 platform. Australia is the only market in the world to get the heavy duty G-professional 461 models for civilian use.
Coinciding with the launch of the G-Professional Wagon, Mercedes-Benz has announced that the towing capacity of the G-Pro cab-chassis has been raised to 3200kg max for a braked trailer; 750kg unbraked; on a 150kg towball down load. This is up from the 2210kg it was previously and makes it more competitive with its competition. The cab-chassis maintains its 4490kg GVM giving it a two-tonne-plus payload, eclipsing any competitors’ ute.
The G-Pro wagon has a 3560kg GVM for a 975kg payload and 3140kg braked towing capacity.
Both the Mercedes-Benz G-Professional models are available from Benz dealers now.