Mercedes-Benz recently opened a G-Class experience centre in Styria, a mountainous state in southern Austria. This is G-Wagen heaven.

The G-Wagen, sometimes spelled G-Wagon, was introduced in 1979 as a military vehicle. It has been upgraded and updated over the years, especially the interior, but the fact of the matter is that a 2019 G-Class still looks more or less like a 1979 G-Class. It is a sturdy vehicle with a strong reputation for dependability and precisely because it has been around for so many years, both its owners and car enthusiasts in general have developed an affection for the G.

Next spring, exactly one year after the ground-breaking ceremony in spring 2019, customers and fans are going to be able to experience its off-road capabilities on the proving ground on the Schöckl mountain.

The experience centre covers 100,000 m2 and it includes a reception, a presentation area and several test sections. Drivers can experience ramps, different surfaces and gradients and water, too. There are also extreme braking and slalom courses.

If you own a G-Class, you're welcome to share picture(s) of it in the comments

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