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Another so-called limited Middle East edition: The Mercedes G-Class 100 Arabia Limited Edition

21.02.2011 / Dubai – Qatar - Cairo /

At the recent Qatar Motor Show in the capital Doha, which will eventually become one of leading motor-shows in the North African and Middle Eastern region, every major car company came up with a so-called �Middle East Edition’of one of its current models.

Therefore Volkswagen displayed its limited Touareg Middle East edition, Porsche also launched its limited Middle East Edition, Lamborghini honored its motor-show participation with the Gallardo Bi-Color Middle East Edition and many more car companies following the same �Middle East Edition’strategy.

So, of course Mercedes Benz Middle East had to follow the same path and therefore decided to make a special for the Mercedes G-Class, which is extremely expensive and at the same time very successful in the Middle East and Gulf region.

As a tribute to the extremely important and loyal customers in this part of the world, Mercedes-Benz therefore introduced a special model of the G-Class, exclusively designed for the Middle East: the G-Class Arabia 100 Limited Edition.

Limited to 100 units and based on the Middle Eastern motoring heritage, this new member of the G-Class family convinces with its unique and exclusive design.

To go along with its rugged, powerful and sporty exterior, Mercedes-Benz has outfitted the limited edition G-Class with a set of 19-inch AMG wheels in a special matte-finish. Available in either cashmere white or nightblack, the exterior are a natural extension to the vehicle’s striking appearance.

In the interior, a two-tone treatment was given with a contrasting black and porcelain leather theme while carbon fiber and champagne white Designo piano lacquer wood trim acts as decor.

Additional features like the rear-seat entertainment system as well as details like the badge, confirming that this vehicle is only one of a few, underline the exclusiveness of this special model.
The introduction of the limited range underlines the legendary reputation the vehicle has attracted not only locally and regionally but also on an international scale.

The G-Class continues to shine with both current and previous owners, as well as those motoring enthusiasts that simply appreciate the vehicle’s widespread appeal. This is evident with the number of accolades the vehicle continues to receive.

Since inception, the vehicle has been subject to ongoing product enhancements. This was important to cater for the expectations G-Class customers anticipate from such a specialized product. The engineering & development efforts have proved attractive to customers within the Arabian Peninusula; making the Middle East & Levant the largest importer of G 55 AMG globally.

For the GCC & Levant regions, the "G" family currently has two engine variants: The long-wheel base G 500 which is equipped with a powerful 5.5-litre V8 petrol engine developing 285 kW (388 hp) with a torque of 530 Nm and the flagship G 55 AMG which boasts a V8 supercharged engine developing 373 kW (507 hp) and an impressive peak torque of 700 Nm.
So, will this 'Special Edition' G-Class ever arrive to Egypt and North Africa as well? Probably not.


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