After nearly 40 years of production, is finally going to the big trail in the sky. But before Mercedes-Benz pulls the curtain off the second-generation G-class, the brand is formally saying goodbye to the current model with a trio of specials: the G500, G350d, and G350d Professional Limited Edition models.
Featuring the brand’s 416-hp twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, the G500 Limited Edition adds distinct styling cues such as a coat of Platinum Magno paint and a black-painted grille and spare tire cover. The subtle exterior changes are complemented by interior enhancements such as black leather with white stitching, an AMG steering wheel, and gloss-black trim.
Those in search of additional style, however, might feel better served by the G350d Limited Edition. This model wears Mocha Black Metallic paint and sports a set of gray 19-inch five-spoke wheels, while the interior features brown leather seats and a dashboard and an AMG steering wheel wrapped in brown and black leather. Under the hood is a 241-hp turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6.
The real star of the Limited Edition show, though, is the G350d Professional Limited Edition. Painted in an eye-popping China Blue hue, this most off-road-oriented of the three Limited Edition models also includes a chunky steel front bumper, grilles around the fender-mounted turn signals, mud flaps for the front wheels, and a beefy roof rack. Despite featuring seats wrapped largely in fabric, the G350d Professional Limited Edition still includes luxuries such as heated front seats and an in-dash navigation system.
All three Limited Edition models will be limited to individual runs of 463 units (1389 in total), and each bears special interior and exterior badging. Mercedes-Benz USA has confirmed that the U.S. market will get 100 of the V-8–powered Limited Edition models badged as the G550 Limited Edition. Deliveries of the U.S.-spec vehicles are expected to begin by March or April.