A total of 897,000 kilometres in 215 countries: that is the impressive record set by the Mercedes-Benz 300 GD of globetrotter Gunther Holtorf, who used 'Otto', the affectionate nickname given to the off-roader, for 26 years as an expedition vehicle. In doing so, he realised one of the brand's advertising promises: 'Where there's a G, there's a way.'
Year of manufacture: 1988
Displacement: 2998 cc
Output: 65 kW (88 hp)
at: 4400 rpm
Top speed: 130 km/h (66 km/h off-road)
Produced: 1979 to 1991
Number of units produced: 20,415
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is the only museum in the world that can document in a single continuous timeline over 130 years of auto industry history from its very beginnings to the present day. On nine levels and covering a floor space of 16,500 square metres, the museum presents 160 vehicles and over 1,500 exhibits.