The G-Class (G for Geländewagen, german for cross country vehicle) is still in production and it is one of the longest produced Mercedes-Benz in Daimler's history, from 1979 until now. Only the Unimog is produced over a longer time. The G-Class was originally a military vehicle but in 1979 you could also buy it in a civilian version. Over the time the G-Class converted from a farmer and hunter car to a lifestyle car. As all the other SUV's. The G-Class recived consistently upgrades and new security features.
The topversion is the Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG with a V12 twinturbo engine. There are also some special G-Classes. For example the G 650 Landaulet, G 63 AMG 6x6 or the G 500 4x4².