In 1979, Mercedes-Benz launched the civilian version of the G Class which soon became a symbol among off-road vehicles and also became one of the cars with the longest production run in history. Also, several special models grew the car’s popularity an example being the “Papa G” or the “Popemobile” which was used by the Pope (the first one was delivered to the Vatican in 1980 and in 2008 a new, modern Popemobile based on the G500 model was delivered.
22 years later, the Stuttgart carmaker announced two new special editions for the G-Class, the “BA3 Final Edition” and the “Edition Select”.
The “Edition Select” model is based on the long wheelbase G 500 Station Wagon and it features a special two-tone paint finish, with customers being able to choose between several colors (designo mystic white, palladium silver metallic, thulite red metallic and obsidian black metallic), a stainless steel Mercedes star on the spare wheel cover, special 18-inch black alloy wheels with 5-twin-spoke design, carbon-fiber look inserts and an AMG sports exhaust system.
On the interior, the “Edition Select” models will come with the same two-tone pattern, ambient lighting, NECK-PRO head restraints, Harman-Kardon Logic7 top-of-the-line sound system and a chrome package with chrome inserts on several parts of the interior and exterior. Also, black leather is extensively used throughout the interior. All models will wear a logo marking the special edition and pricing for the entire package, in Germany, with all taxes included, will be at 6,735 Euros (around $9,500).
The other special edition, the “BA3 Final Edition”, is kinda sad. Why I’m saying that? Because it marks the end of the production for the short wheelbase version. But the smallest G model will go down in style, because it will come packed with 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels, flared wheel arches developed by the AMG division, the same 3D stainless steel Mercedes star on the spare wheel cover and a special AMG radiator grille with chrome accents. And that’s not the only place where we have chrome, because, like the “Edition Select” model, the “BA3 Final Edition” will also come with a chrome package that includes plenty of chrome inserts both on the interior and the exterior.
According to Mercedes, the “BA3 Final Edition” will be offered with two engine choices, the 211 hp (155 kW) G 350 BlueTEC diesel and the mighty G 500 powered by a 388 hp (285 kW) 5.5-liter V8. The G350 will be priced at 90,511 Euros ($128,000), while the G 500 will be available at exactly 100,685.90 Euros ($142,500), all taxes included.