Mercedes-Benz have released pricing and some specs for the G 300 CDI.

THE G 300 CDI is now on sale in two variants; a wagon and single cab chassis. Both vehicles have a 2987cc six-cylinder turbocharged diesel making 135kW and 400Nm a to a five-speed automatic and permanent all-wheel-drive with a nominal 50:50 front/rear torque split.

There is a lockable centre differential and twin cross-axle locking differentials, all of which are selectable on the move. Unusually, wheels are 16″ not 17″, and tyres are 265/75/16. The fuel tank is 96L, and there’s two 12v batteries. An unusual but welcome feature is a tyre pressure monitoring system. The wagon has disc brakes front and rear but the ute has rear drums.

Safety systems fitted include drive and passenger front airbags, ABS, Brake Assist and electronic stability control.

The Cab Chassis has two seats, is fitted with eight mounting points on the rear chassis, and has a gross vehicle mass (GVM) rating of 4490kg, so just under the 4500kg limit for a car license. However, braked tow capacity is 3200kg for the cab chassis and 3140kg for the wagon. Towball mass is off the pace at 140kg for the wagon and 150kg for the ute.

Options for the Professional Wagon include a walk-on bonnet, electric door mirrors, a roof rack, heat-insulated tinted glass behind the B-pillar, side running boards, a towbar, a headlamp cleaning system, heated leather seats and a radio/CD player for $9,900 (MRLP).

Both wagon and cab chassis can be fitted with the Winch Preparation Package ($1700 Wagon/$1500 Cab Chassis MRLP) while the Cab Chassis can specify the Body Building Enhancement Package ($2500 MRLP) or Electrical Enhancement Package ($4900 MRLP). The Winch Preparation kit doesn’t include a winch, it’s just basics like wiring.

Options such as a walk-on bonnet ($1900 MRLP) and heated seats ($900 MRLP) can be separately selected for either model, as can tinted rear windows ($700 MRLP) and a wire mesh partition behind the rear seats ($1200 MRLP) for the Wagon.

The Professional models are the basic versions of the G Wagon. There’s also the G 350 Bluetec with a more powerful 155kW/540Nm engine, 7-speed transmission and lots more luxury features. Beyond that, there’s the amazing AMG G Wagon.

Here’s what the Professional and G350 look like:

The Mercedes-Benz G 300 CDI Professional Wagon and Cab Chassis are now available to order. The pricing below excludes on-road costs:

  • G 300 CDI Professional Wagon    $109,900 (MRLP)
    G 300 CDI Professional Cab Chassis   $119,900 (MRLP).

Read more: our on and offroad test of the Mercedes-Benz G350 Bluetec.


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