The G350d has finally made its way to the Indian market and now we have a more affordable variant of the G-Class. The Geländewagen aka the G-Wagon is celebrating 40 years this year. Mercedes-Benz for the first time has introduced a diesel variant of the G-Wagon and in India, it comes through the CBU route. This has made the G350d a bit expensive, priced at ₹1.5 cr (ex-showroom, India). What’s more exciting is that the G350d will take on the Land Rover Defender which will be coming to India next year.
Under the hood, it houses a new BSVI compliant 3.0-litre diesel engine which produces 286 hp and 600 Nm of torque. For its weight class, the G350d reaches the 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and is mated to a 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox. Moreover, this diesel G350d is the most efficient G Wagon ever as compared to its AMG counterpart. The gearbox is designed to send 40 percent of the drive torque to the front axle and 60 percent to the rear axle. The permanent all-wheel-drivesystem on the G350d is all set to take on all kinds of terrain.
On the customizations front, the G-Wagon can be customised with all sorts of combinations possible with the help of its G manufaktur options. Inside the G350d, it comes with Nappa Leather and every single detail on the exterior or interior of the G350d is hand-crafted. A total of at least 100 hours is required to build the G-Class. With the steep ask in price, is the G350d really worth breaking the bank? Stay tuned to thewheelz.com for a detailed review on it!