The dune looms relentlessly. Picking a route through the giant sand hills is anybody’s guess. But the new G-Class remains unperturbed – slicing through the terrain, merging with its surroundings, becoming one with nature. It powers across the wasteland, cuts a swathe through the desert, literally moves mountains a little piece at a time. And then comes to a halt. Made it! Majestically it surveys its terrain and celebrates its triumph. This is its destiny. Its character. Its DNA.

Mercedes-AMG G 63: The epicentre of strength.

Filigree technology meets monumental sound. The Mercedes-AMG G 63 with AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, an output of 430 kW (585 hp), and a peak torque of 850 Nm makes every trip an intense experience. Both for the occupants and for those at the side of the road. The adjustable AMG performance exhaust system makes the air vibrate and allows the driver to choose their own sound: from understated for long-distance cruising to highly emotive for rapid bursts of speed. Cylinder shut-off under partial load ensures even greater efficiency. The Mercedes-AMG G 63 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds.

Power squared. The G 500.

Unwavering, unrelenting, uncompromising. That is the G 500. It goes its own way, seemingly unbothered by the mainstream. Otherwise it would not be the idol it has become. Equipped with a brutish V8 biturbo engine, the new G 500 is a beacon of strength from the outset. The offroader impresses with its immense output of 310 kW (422 hp) coupled with extremely low levels of noise and vibration as well as outstanding agility. Assuming a leadership role wherever it goes. An alpha leader which marks its territory vociferously. The G 500 accelates from 0 – 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds.

Legends never die. This is where they are born.

Mist encircles the mountaintop. A muffled rumble issues forth from the gloom. Suddenly the G-Class forges ahead. Overcoming swathes of scree, ploughing almost impassively through the terrain. Here on the Schöckl, Graz’s local mountain, the off-road abilities of the G-Class are truly put to the test. Only those that pass this severe examination earn the “Schöckl” badge as a symbol of ultimate off-road performance. However, the new G-Class also needs to impress with its ride comfort and ease of operation over long distances on the road. Only then has it proven that it is up to the job – both as an uncompromising off-roader and as an effortlessly superior on-roader.