Even if we've never had the chance to drive the G-Wagen, we knew everything about it. Still, we actually knew nothing, as the moment we jumped in was some sort of stepping in the unknown. What was most impressive was the fact that the car came with so many amazing things that it took us almost a half an hour to discover them all.
Basically, every part inside the cabin could have its very own story but, leaving all these fantasies aside, the perfect blend of retro elements with modern parts is what gives you the feeling that you're driving an original Merc. The whole interior design reminds you of the older model launched in 1979, but this doesn't mean that drivers won't benefit from cruise control, power windows, heated seats, automatic air conditioning and many, many other features which we'll detail later.
Leather seats, wooden accents and buttons that feel pretty good to the touch contribute to that special aura you get inside the car. But the real hardcore version comes from another universe. For a 100 percent original off-roading adventure, the front passenger could maintain his position (if that's really possible given the abilities of the car) in the seat using some sort of handle mounted right above the glove box.
At first, we initially thought that there's no storage compartment for things such as bottles, wallets and mobile phones. Well, we've searched for a little bit and we've found more than that. The door of the lockable glovebox can be used as a mini table, just like the ones in airplanes, thus letting you keep two glasses in a safe place or even use your laptop during a longer trip.
And because laptops are becoming a lot more popular these days, a dedicated 12V outlet is also installed underneath the center console. More storage compartments are available either below the front seats or near the center console with elastic nets. Truth is, the model we tested also came with a EUR40 optional feature that provided us with cup holders for both the front and the rear seats.
Other than that, the interior is very roomy and seems just appropriate for off-roading experience. And, with a little imagination, many more things can be done, as the G-Klasse seems to be the perfect model for the "Pimp my ride" folks.Continue reading