The Mercedes-Benz G–Class, mostly called the G–Wagon is a mid–sized four wheel drive luxury SUV sold by Mercedes Benz. The G – Wagon is characterized by its body styling and body – on – frame construction.
The development of the Mercedes Benz G – Wagon started in the late 1970s with construction focused on off – road abilities and maximum safety and comfort. It was first developed as a military vehicle and has some countries in the world using it for their military and naval force.
However, this vehicles’ strong presence, impressive stance, super drive and amazing off – road abilities soon appealed to individuals as well and a civilian version was offered in 1979.
Despite the brand’s exorbitant prices, the sale of this vehicle continues to climb with its age. In Nigeria, owning a G – Wagon is synonymous to having wealth, affluence and influence. And as such it is mostly used by the wealthy and celebrities in the Nigerian entertainment scene. Even with its fuel gulping V8 engines, it is still one of the most sought – after SUVs in Nigeria.
If you are the type of person who wants all eyes to be on you when you drive by, then this magnificent ride is for you. If you love stealing all the attention, then by all means, get yourself one because this is one guaranteed way of showing that “you have arrived”.
This post will be stating out clearly the brand new prices, Tokunbo prices as well as fairly used prices of this masterpiece in the Nigerian market. However, it will be in relation to what is seen in the Nigerian automobile market because as mentioned earlier, the construction of the Mercedes G – Wagon dates back to the late 1970s and that means, there is a catalogue of older models most of which construction has ceased. So, the focus of this post will be on the 2004 – 2018 G – Wagon models.
Brand New G–Wagon Prices In Nigeria
To own a brand new 2018 Benz G-Class in Nigeria today, you should budget between 50 million naira and 100 million naira. The prices are dependent on the trim type.
Mercedes-Benz G550 2018 (Price = N50million – N60 million)
The cheapest of the G-Wagon series, this trim is powered by a 416 hp, twin-turbo 8-cylinder (V8) engine, and it features a 7-speed transmission. Other features include heated front and back seats, satellite radio, Bluetooth, Android Auto, a sunroof, navigation, 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, rearview camera, blind spot montoring, adaptive cruise control, Mercedes COMAND infotainment system, and Apple Carplay.
Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 2018 (Price = N55 million – N65 million)
One of the two high-performance trims in the G-Class series, the AMG G63 runs on a 563hp 8-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine. It also features performance brakes, upgraded leather interior, and a sport-tuned suspension system.
Mercedes-Benz AMG G65 2018 (Price = N80 million – N85 million)
Another high-performance member of the G-Wagon series, this trim has a 621 hp 12-cylinder engine, also twin-turbocharged. The wheels are larger than what obtains with the G550 and AMG G63. And there are some additional styling features that are absent in those two.
Mercedes-Benz G550 4×42 2018 (Price = N85 million – N100 million)
This is no doubt the “chief beast” of the G-Class series. It was built to be a badass off-roader and all its features are made with that in mind. These features include portal axles, adjustable suspension system, heavy-duty tires, 22-inch wheels, and ground clearance of over 17-inches.
However, the inclusion of these features came at the expense of some interesting features that are present in other trims. So, this trim doesn’t come with features like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear-seat entertainment system, and front and back sensors.
Prices Of Foreign Used (Tokunbo) G-Wagon In Nigeria
- 2004 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 16 Million Naira – 25 Million Naira
- 2008 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 18 Million Naira – 27 Million Naira
- 2009 Mercedes – Benz G – class (wagon) === 20 Million Naira – 30 Million Naira
- 2011 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 28 Million Naira – 35 Million Naira
- 2012 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 30 million Naira – 40 million naira
- 2013 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 40 Million Naira – 53 Million Naira
- 2014 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 52 Million Naira – 60 million Naira
- 2016 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 55 Million Naira -70 Million Naira
Prices Of Locally Used G-Wagon In Nigeria
Locally used cars are always cheaper than foreign used (Tokunbo) cars. These prices are dependent on the overall condition of the car. Thus you can find a lower year model of a Mercedes – Benz G-class that is more expensive than a higher model. These conditions include the state of wear and tear of the interior, the engine capacity/strength, the tires, suspensions and the transmission. All these can reduce or increase the price of the car.
One good thing about the Mercedes Benz G-Wagon is that it has a high resale and second hand value. So have no fear if you are looking to buy a Nigerian used one.
Below is a breakdown of the Nigerian used prices;
- 2004 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 7.5 Million Naira – 12 Million Naira
- 2006 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 5.2 Million Naira – 15.5 Million Naira
- 2008 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 9.6 Million Naira – 19 Million Naira
- 2009 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 22 Million Naira – 30 Million Naira
- 2010 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 22 Million Naira – 30 Million Naira
- 2011 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 20 Million Naira – 27 Million Naira
- 2012 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 33 Million Naira – 40 Million Naira
- 2013 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 30 Million Naira – 40 Million Naira
- 2014 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 20 Million Naira – 55 Million Naira
- 2015 Mercedes – Benz G – class (Wagon) === 17 Million Naira – 60 Million Naira
Things you should know about the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon
It is not just the prices of the brand that make it exotic and outstanding, its ruggedness, durability and firm handling have worthily earned positive reviews from all over the world. The fact that this SUV is a Mercedes brand is enough to speak of its topnotch all-round quality. The G-Class is a dynamic off-road SUV with a solid lineup of powerful engines. The cabin is attractive and well-built, and the seats are comfortable.
There are mainly three trim types: the base, midrange AMG and the bonkers AMG. The base being the cheaper version while, the bonkers is the most expensive of them all. The prices can even go higher if it is bullet proof.
With its V8 engine, you can expect the fuel mileage to be terrible.
Things you’ll like about the G–Wagon
- It is an excellent off-roader – The G-wagon holds the medal for the number one navigator irrespective of the terrain condition. Whether it is rocky ground, an ice land, a hilly or a muddy one, be rest assured that in this car, you will be totally safe. You will agree that this is perfect for the Nigerian roads.
- Safety features – Remember it was first intended for the military hence, it is safety proof and it gets better with the progression of its models. These features includes; blind spot assist, 6 way airbag protection, electronic stability program, adaptive braking technology, antitheft alarm and tire pressure monitor.
- Powerful engine. It comes standard with a 416 horsepower, twin turbocharged V8. The AMG G63 comes with a twin-turbocharged V8 with 563 horsepower and the AMG G65 features a twin-turbo V12 with a 621 horsepower.
- Interior Quality – as rugged as it may look on the outside, the G-wagon has a very beautiful interior. It definitely lives up to the reputation of luxury attached to a Mercedes.
- An Awesome infotainment system: The G-class is packed with interesting features such as a rear-seat entertainment system, in-vehicle WiFi system, Mercedes mbrace Connect, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, satellite radio, 12-speaker audio system (by Harman Kardon), navigation, and the Mercedes COMAND infotainment system. The whole infotainment system features a central controller rather than a touch screen. While it might take some time to get used to it, it’s a pretty easy-to-use and responsive system.
Things you might like about the G-Wagon
A notorious fuel guzzler: With its powerful engine comes a great demand for fuel supply. It is not economically friendly and you will find yourself spending way too much on fuel annually.
Less cargo space: The G-Class models all have less cargo space than most other luxury SUVs. If you really need a lot of space from these beasts, you’ll need to fold down the rear seats. However, if you don’t use cargo space most of the time, you won’t have to worry about this, as it still has over 38 cubic feet of space even when the rear seats aren’t folded.
Less features than rivals: When you look at the list of features packed in the Mercedes-Benz G-Class series, you’d think the list is long. But the truth is, it’s significantly short, when compared with those of competitors such as the Range Rover and Infiniti QX80. Ironically, these competitors are significantly cheaper than the G-Class vehicles.
Subpar on-road handling: It’s like the manufacturers, while trying hard to make the G-class models off-road beasts, forgot that most users would still use them on-road. According to many expert reviewers, the G-Wagon models aren’t the best when it comes to on-road handling. But common, we’re in Nigeria, where there are lots of off-road terrains.
Expensive: Many auto experts are of the opinion that the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is overpriced. The cheapest trim in the series already costs more than other vehicles with even more impressive features such as the Land Rover Range Rover and Infiniti QX80.