What used Mercedes G-Class 4x4 will I get for my budget?
You’ll need around £40,000 even for one of the earlier models in this generation because the G-Class holds its value very well. You’ll then need between £41,000 and £45,000 on a 2012 car, and £46,000 to £50,000 on 2013 ones. Anything newer and fresher is going to cost you north of £50,000.
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How much does it cost to run a Mercedes G-Class 4x4?
The G350d is on paper the most fuel efficient, with an official combined figure of 28.5mpg, while the older G350 CDI gets 25.2mpg. Hairier versions will obviously drink more and emit more: think 17.8mpg for the supercharged G55 AMG model, but this was improved to 20.5mpg for the slightly more efficient turbocharged G63 AMG.
Every G-Class registered before 1 April 2017 will have to pay the maximum amount of car tax because their CO2 emissions are sky-high. The lowest (in relative terms) is the G350d that puts out 261g/km, while the G350 CDI emits 295g/km. This is followed by the G63 with 322g/km with the G55 being the worst at 372g/km.
Car tax (VED)
It’s worth remembering that all G-Class cars registered before the tax changes of 1 April 2017 came into force will be charged annual road tax based on that very high CO2 output. Those registered after will pay a flat rate of tax and a supplementary luxury surcharge tax that applies for five consecutive years, between years two and six of the vehicle's age. You can find out more about road tax costs here.
Insurance and servicing
Insurance costs are naturally high, and servicing can be very expensive, especially if carried out at the main dealer, which is recommended. It is required every 9000 to 12,500 miles depending on trim.
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