Despite outward appearances this is the all-new G-Class – no really, it is. The styling has been carried over almost unchanged – true G-Wagen geeks will notice certain elements but to the untrained eye it looks the same, whereas underneath it is massively different – mainly the fact that it’s 120mm wider and has a much longer wheelbase, so you finally have an interior that you be comfortable in.
And that new interior is quite something too, taking design cues from the new E-Class it’s a massive step up in ergonomics, while it now has all the tech you can imagine. The interior design in this G-Class gives you all the luxury you'd expect of a premium off-roader, while simultaneously making a Range Rover seem incredibly dated.
Now the car that grabs all the headlines is obviously the snarling G63, but not everyone wants or needs 577bhp and sub-20mpg which is where this, the G400d comes in.
Packing a powerful and torquey 3.0 litre V6 turbodiesel engine with 325bhp and a huge 700Nm of torque, it manages 0-62mph in 6.4 seconds but can also achieve over 25mpg combined, quite an improvement over the AMG model.
So you can now have all the style and class without the running costs – perfect.
And even better, you could win one in the BOTB Dream Car Competition this week!