• The true colours of Mexico.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class (W 463): View of the rear of the painted Mercedes-Benz G-Class in the historical old town of Oaxaca, Mexico.
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From factory to workshop.

Experimenting with new materials is always fascinating, says Jacobo Ángeles. And suddenly there’s an entire G-Class in the middle of our workshop!” Jacobo and his wife María usually carve and paint colourful alebrijes in San Martín Tilcajete, which are figurines of mythical creatures deeply rooted in Zapotecan culture in southern Mexico. In a unique collaboration, the artistic pair took their traditional handicraft and the legendary cross-country vehicle and melted them together. The result was a G-Class with a unique play of colours and attention to detail that impressively embodies Oaxaca’s creative spirit. Strength is what unites us,” explains Jacobo proudly. Mexico and the G-Class.”

Alebrije artists Jacobo and María Ángeles at their workshop in San Martín Tilcajete near Oaxaca.

“The aim was to take the power of the creature figurines, our alebrijes, and apply it to the G-Class. The result is a new, strong character: an Alebri-G.”

Jacobo Ángeles

“Creativity just doesn’t work on an empty stomach.”

Mexican cuisine is always evolving, explains Enrique Olvera. It’s not just about keeping traditions alive, but also expanding, enhancing and even improving them and then passing them on to the next generation.” In addition to restaurants in Mexico City and New York, the Mexican top chef also manages Criollo in Oaxaca. The influences of Zapotecan culture are reinterpreted here with a modern flair and incorporated into the dishes. Working closely with local farmers, Enrique uses only the best ingredients in his kitchen, creating simple dishes that offer a complex taste experience and a symphony of flavours. The kitchen is a magical place,” says Enrique. A free space that thrives on creativity.”

Portrait of Mexican top chef and restaurateur Enrique Olvera.

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Oaxaca – cultural World Heritage Site.

Oaxaca is pure inspiration, says María Ángeles. Zapotecan tradition and a colonial influence combine with a mountainous landscape to create a truly unique atmosphere. The city is well known for its handicraft such as pottery, weaving, jewellery and alebrijes. But Oaxaca also has a rich history of cuisine. For example, chocolate originally comes from the region of southern Mexico, and even the famous mezcal has its roots here. This colourful, diverse mix is especially tangible at the many markets, and for that reason in particular, Oaxaca is considered to be one of Mexico’s most beautiful cities.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class (W 463): Side view of the painted Mercedes-Benz G-Class in front of the Santo Domingo de Guzmán church in the old town of Oaxaca, Mexico.

A masterpiece crafted by hand.

Handicraft plays an important role in more than just Oaxaca. In fact, the G-Class embraces this expertise like no other cross-country vehicle. With the individualisation range of the G manufaktur, you can tailor your G-Class to your very own desires and preferences, from the paint and the leather seats to the topstitching. Our employees produce and implement everything by hand and with unrivalled attention to detail. The G manufaktur’s promise of excellence is immortalised in the form of a badge on the legendary handle. You can learn more about the G manufaktur range here.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class (W 463): View of the interior of a Mercedes-Benz G-Class with exclusive badge comprising ‘G manufaktur’ lettering on the handle of the front passenger seat.

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