Mercedes-Benz Unimog and G-Class Are Still Seen as Best in their Categories

With a history of uninterrupted production spanning 35 years and counting, the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class is now a legend in both the three-pointed star range and in the modern automobile scene.
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Currently, there is no other production car out there that blends three locking differentials with the comfortable interior of modern Mercedes-Benz, while the somewhat recent expansion of the G-Class model range into supersports SUV and six-wheeled monsters territory has made the venerable off-roader rise up even more from the “regular SUV” haystack.

We are not the only ones believing that the G-Class is in a class of its own, as no less than 63,089 readers of the specialized “Off Road” magazine have voted on the iconic model as being the “Off-road Vehicle of the Year 2014” for the eleventh year in a row.

In G 63 AMG 6x6 guise, the car also came on top in the “Off-road Tuning” category, showing that the bonkers six-wheeler is not only demanding but also getting tons of respect.

Speaking of respect, the even older-than-the-G-Wagen “Unimog” nameplate is also on everyone's mind when talking about the best multi-purpose off-road vehicle you can find out there, with the latest generation of the model series being voted the “Corss-country Vehicle of the Year” for the tenth time in a row in the “special-purpose vehicles” category.

The 63,089 voters in Off Road magazine's annual awards had to select from no less than 58 manufacturers and a staggering 127 different off-road models, so don't think that Mercedes-Benz had it easy. It only goes as further proof that both the G-Class and the Unimog are still put on a pedestal by off-road aficionados out there.
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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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