“If I were famous, what would I drive?” This is a question that maybe wouldn’t occur to you, but you’d probably be in the minority in this regard. And how do we know this? Quite simply, because we’ll frequently have visitors to Prestige Imports who remark they they’ve seen Celebrity X driving some sort of exotic vehicle, and they’re wondering if they can get their hands on one themselves. And, when this happens, more often than not, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is mentioned. So, what is the appeal?
Celebrities Driving the Mercedes-Benz G-Class
The list of celebrities who drive the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, affectionately called a “G-Wagon” by many, is long and varied. But let’s just take a quick look at two tweets posted just three weeks apart this summer from familiar faces Kevin Hart and Rick Ross.
— MotorAuthority (@motorauthority) July 19, 2016
— MAYBACH MUSIC 9JA (@MaybachNigeria) August 10, 2016
They’re only two of a long list of celebs that drive a G-Class, and it’s a list that would be literally need to be updated daily to be comprehensive. Here are a few others that we know of.
- NFL QB Russell Wilson
- NBA Star Demar Derozen
- Sylvester Stallone
- Travis Barker
- Floyd Mayweather
- MLB Star Matt Kemp
- Kylie Jenner
- Diane Keaton
That’s about as varied a list as you’ll find anywhere. So what features that are unique to the Mercedes-Benz G-Class unify them?
What Makes the Mercedes-Benz G-Class so Appealing
The Distinctive Design
Many automakers choose to evolve their iconic designs over time, Mercedes-Benz included. With the G-Class, however, they’ve continually updated everything inside the cabin and under the hood, all while holding true to the rugged and muscular framework that has defined the model. It’s truly unmistakable.
The All-World Performance
Whether a buyer opts for the G550, the AMG G63 or the G65, a common thread unites the three: go-anywhere grit. It starts with the G550, which now employs a 4.0L biturbo V8 generating 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. This naturally segues into the G63 and G65, which offer a 563-hp V8 and 621-hp V12, respectively.
The Social Cachet
Let’s not mince words here: the G-Class is sexy. We can parse along about performance and functionality and all of that, but it wouldn’t strike a chord with the the world’s most powerful and influential people if not for something vaguely undefinable. Call it what you want, or call it nothing at all. But good luck ignoring it.
At Prestige Imports, we keep a varied and ever-changing inventory of G-Class models representing all three available editions of the legendary SUV. Click on the link below to view the inventory, and schedule your test drive when you’re prepared to make a significant step up in your automotive game.