But Daimler-Benz received new orders from the police and federal border police, as well as the armies of Argentina and Switzerland. The first examples were built by the plant in Graz, Austria in February 1979, mostly by hand as is still the case today. Since its birth the G-Class has not been a thing of beauty, but rather a natural winner. Over the last three decades and more, very little of its exterior design has been changed.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class still stands there like an insurmountable rock face. There have been hardly any aerodynamic refinements or externally obvious model facelifts over the almost 40 years – and why should there have been? It is particularly in the mountains that this expert climber shows its true qualities. It overcomes extremely rough terrain without difficulty, and continues to impress hugely even in the very toughest conditions.