Mercedes celebrates G-Wagen's 35 birthday

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The Mercedes G-Class is 35 years old, and the German manufacturer is celebrating with the aptly-named G-Class Edition 35 models. Both the G 350 BlueTEC Edition 35 and G 500 Edition 35 are fitted with small styling changes inside and out, to help them stand out from the standard models.

Exterior changes to the venerable G-Wagen begin with metallic black detailing on the car's mirrors, roof and wheel-arch linings. The G-Class' front and rear bumpers have been given the metallic-black treatment too, while the Mercedes off-roader's new 5-spoke, 18-inch wheels are painted (you guessed it) black. On top of the black detailing, the Edition 35 models are fitted with AMG wheel-arch flaring, a chromed radiator grille and, in the case of the G500, a sports exhaust system.

Inside, the Edition 35's leather upholstery is available in plain black or a two-tone porcelain and black color scheme. Regardless of which trim owners choose, the G-Wagen's dashboard is finished in leather and piano black trim. All cars are fitted with an AMG steering wheel to top the package off.

Outputs for both engines are unchanged, with peak power of 211 hp (157 kW) for the G350 Bluetec's 3.0-liter V6 and 388 hp (289 kW) for the G500's V8. Owners can choose between white, silver or black for their Edition 35 G-Class, with pricing starting at €84,900 (US$107,280) for the G350 Bluetec, and €94,800 (US$119,789) for the G500.

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