Last Updated on February 21, 2023 by Victor A
The Mercedes G-Class, also known as the G-Wagon, has always been considered one of the best luxury SUVs, as it ticks all the boxes by delivering superb quality, good engine options, and a beautiful design that’s been evolving for more than 40 years. However, as you might imagine, the G-Class is costly. If you want to know how much does a G Wagon cost, and all the versions available for its most important markets, this article is for you.
Note that the all-new G Wagon will be released during this 2023, which will likely get a steeper price but with an updated exterior design and new powertrain options.
For simplification purposes, all the prices and versions displayed are for the U.S, the European, and the Australian market, as the Mercedes G Wagon has strong sales in each of them.
All the G Wagon Versions
The G-Class is available in 4 versions, G350 d, G400 d, G550, and the range-topping G63 AMG. However, only Europe gets all the versions, while the US only receives the petrol ones, and Australia is limited to diesel and the AMG versions.
Note that all of them are fitted with a 9-speed automatic transmission and a Mercedes all-wheel-drive 4Matic system.
The entry-level G350 d is only available for the European market, it comes with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine that produces 286 hp and 442lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 7.6 seconds.
While the G400 d is offered in both Europe and Australia. It’s powered by a 3.0-liter inline-six diesel unit with 326 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque and can speed up from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.4 seconds.
Then, there is the G550, available in Europe and the US. Packing a 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine, the G550 develops 416 hp and 450 lb-ft (610 Nm) of torque, and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.6 seconds.
And, at the top, we are greeted by the G63 which is offered in all three markets. Boasting a handcrafted 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo AMG engine, this monster can pump out 577 hp and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque, and it can reach 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.5 seconds.
|Mercedes G-Class||HP||Torque||0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)|
|G350 d||286||442 lb-ft (600 Nm)||7.6 seconds|
|G400 d||326||516 lb-ft (700 Nm)||6.4 seconds|
|G550||416||450 lb-ft (610 Nm)||5.6 seconds|
|G63 AMG||577||627 lb-ft (850 Nm)||4.5 seconds|
So, how much does a G Wagon cost?
As mentioned earlier, the G Wagon is costly, in Europe and the US they are priced similarly while Australia gets a considerable price hike. Just make sure to prepare to pay over $130,000 (and €99,000) for whichever version you choose.
Also note that during 2023 and 2023, the G-Class has gotten a few price hikes, making it way more expensive than in the past, especially in Europe.
Starting with the US, the G550 has a starting price of $139,900 MSRP, while the G63 will set you back at a starting price of $179,000 MSRP.
Note that for Europe, we used German prices as a source, since depending on which European country we check, there will be a slight difference in prices, and we believe the average would be found by using this source. Based on that, Europe gets the following prices: For the G350d, it starts at €99,446, then, the G400d is priced at €118,256, the G550 is priced at €130,203, and the G63 at €187,246.
For Australia, the G400 d has a recommended retail price of AU$233,900 (before on-road costs), and for the G63, the recommended retail price is set at AU$289,900 (before on-road costs).
Which one to buy?
Depending on where you’re located, you might consider one version over the other, as in the case of the US, going for the Mercedes G63 AMG would be the wiser option as you get an SUV that won’t find issues to retain most of its value in the coming years, plus the G63 feels way more special than the G550, and there’s a price difference of $24700 which could easily justify upgrading to an AMG model.
Then for Europe, it gets more complicated as there are too many options available. In our opinion the G350 d is discarded, it comes with a power output that doesn’t justify its price, and for a little more you get the g400 d, which in case of looking for a diesel option, it’s better. But if you’re all for a petrol version, we recommend going for the G63, especially because of how well it can retain its value.
And for Australia, it all depends on your needs. If you don’t need massive amounts of power and don’t want to spend a lot of time refueling, then the G400 d might be for you, however, If you want to go for the whole AMG experience, then the G63 will be the right choice.