Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen G350 Bluetec video review

A Chris Harris video review of the venerable Mercedes G-Wagen SUV, back on sale in the UK in G350 diesel form

Evo rating
  • It's brilliant
  • But it's expensive
The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen might not strike as you as the most evo of cars. Yet what you see here is no regular, school-run SUV. It's a German Land Rover Defender alternative, a tough all-terrain vehicle that's been in production since the 1970s and boasts genuine off-road ability, as well as military credentials.
After a good chunk of time away, it's now back on UK sale. And while the monster G55 AMG version will always grab the headlines, the G350 Bluetec diesel is torque-rich and much better suited to the boxy Wagen's more utilitarian nature. In our exclusive video review, below, Chris Harris gets dirty with it on and off road.

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