In an extraordinary spectacle, 15 G55s embarking on a 16,800 kilometer trip spanning 38 days and continents of Europe and Asia through Germany, Russia and Nepal, drew to a culmination finally today in Kolkata, India. Driving and journeying with these ultimate off-roading machines, were a group of 18 – 80 year old automobile enthusiasts who travelled across terrains and landscapes of awe, hostility and beauty.
This unique caravan, part of the global ‘Mercedes-Benz Driving Events’ campaign, witnessed 15 G-Wagon’s experiencing the pinnacle in off roading, by setting out to conquer the roof of world, from Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, across the Ural Mountains in Russia, Kazakhstan, the Gobi Desert in China, Tibet all the way up to the Mount Everest Base camp, finally concluding the grand drive in India.
The G-Wagon, which stands for Geländewagen which literally means ‘cross country vehicle’ in German, is widely acknowledged as the best off-roader in the world. Its iconic striking appearance, which has remained substantially unchanged throughout its 30-year career, plus outstanding engineering, has secured this Mercedes-Benz off-roader a cult status in the automotive world, and made it one of the most coveted vehicles of its type in the market.
Martin Breuninger, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Off-road, commented “The G-Wagon is the pinnacle in automobile engineering when it comes to SUV’s. Riding across landscapes and hostile terrains, this drive has only reinforced the G-Wagon’s supremacy as a vehicle that offers the best capabilities in the highest terrains of the world.”
We are incredibly thrilled to have been a part of this magnificent journey which drew to a conclusion in India. The G-Wagon consistently amazed us with its unbridled performance at every stage of our odyssey,” said a participant of the drive.