The G-Wagon was launched as long ago as 1979, so it’s fair to say Mercedes hasn’t rushed to replace it. 

The new G-Class might look similar to the G-Wagon, but it’s an all-new car. 

Off-road ability continues to be the big Merc’s forte, 
but it now promises a much better drive on Tarmac. 

Two engine variants are available in the UK: a fire-breathing AMG petrol, and the more sensible diesel that we have been testing. 

Whichever engine you might happen to choose, the G-Class is a hugely expensive car. The G 350 d AMG Line we’re driving costs £94,580 before you indulge in the list of options. Can the Mercedes justify its price?