Production record for an off-road icon: 20,000 Mercedes-Benz G-Classes produced in one year for the first time

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December 2016
Stuttgart / Graz, Austria
  • The legendary G-Class has been in production on behalf of Mercedes-Benz at Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria since 1979.
  • Dr Gunnar Güthenke, head of the off-road product group at Mercedes-Benz: "The individualisation and technical optimisation of the G-Class contribute to the great success of the original off-road icon which still makes no compromises when it comes to off-road."

Stuttgart / Graz, Austria – The twenty thousandth Mercedes-Benz G-Class has left the Magna Steyr production line in Graz, Austria - a white Mercedes-AMG G63 (combined fuel consumption 13.8 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 322 g/km). It is the first time that this volume has been achieved in one year. The G-Class that set up this year's production record is also a very special example. It has various "designo manufaktur" features, for example manually applied "designo mystic white bright" paintwork and an interior with designo leather manufactured in the in-house sewing.

"The individualisation and continuous technical optimisation of the G-Class contribute to the great success of the original off-road icon which still makes no compromises when it comes to off-road," says Dr. Gunnar Güthenke, head of the off-road product group at Mercedes-Benz. "The production of 20,000 G-Classes in one year confirms the high demand for the ‘G’ and likewise the quality of our vehicles, something that is highly appreciated by our customers. I am very pleased and also proud that some of our employees have been on board since production started around 37 years ago."

"designo manufaktur" makes this classic cross-country vehicle even more individual ex-factory. Customers can tailor the off-road icon to their personal style. The "Manufaktur" hand-finishing section, which turns a G-Class into a unique "G", is likewise located in Graz. Be it exterior or interior, topstitching or model badge, virtually every detail is lovingly crafted by hand. Here unique specimens that meet the most discerning requirements for quality and exclusivity are created with dedication, passion and artisanal perfection.

The legendary G-Class has been in production on behalf of Mercedes-Benz at Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria since 1979, and continues to be extremely popular with customers. More than a quarter of a million vehicles have been delivered to customers since the first model of the G-Class was introduced.

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Production record: The 20,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class has left the production line at the Magna Steyr plant in Austria. From left to right: Dr Gunnar Güthenke, head of the off-road product group at Mercedes-Benz, and Kurt Bachmaier, General Manager Business Unit G - Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik, with the record-breaking vehicle.
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Production of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class in Graz, Austria.
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