Mercedes G-Class is back

* Hardcore off-roader returns in autumn * First models in UK for 10 years * Prices from 80k to 115k...

Mercedes G-Class is back

The Mercedes G-Class 4x4 is set to return to the UK this autumn after a 10-year absence.

Prices for the off-roader start at 79,975 for the G350 CDI diesel version. It produces 218bhp, returns 25.7mpg on average and emits 291g/km, while 0-62mph takes just 8.8sec and top speed is 110mph.

Alternatively, you could opt for the 114,975 G55 AMG, which delivers 493bhp, sprints from 0-62mph in 5.5sec and has a top speed of 130mph. Fuel consumption is 15.9mpg on average and emissions are 378g/km.

Each will come with climate control, an automatic gearbox with high- and low-ratio gears for off-road travel, a leather-clad cabin and seats (heated and electrically adjustable with memory function) and a Harmon Kardon Logic 7 sound system.

Hand-built by Austrians
The G-Class is hand-built at the Mercedes plant in Graz and will be available only through the Specialist Products Division at Mercedes Benz World in Brooklands, Surrey.