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German Dealer Already Selling New Mercedes G-Class For BIG Markup

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The dealer is charging a hefty premium to become one of the first owners of the new Mercedes G-Class.

Less than a week after the all-new Mercedes G-Class made its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show, German dealer Holloauto is already selling a brand new model. But becoming one of the first owners of the reborn G-Wagon will cost you a hefty premium. The dealer is selling the SUV for €133,600 ($163,476), yet Mercedes says the starting price in Germany will be €107,040.50 ($130,977) when it goes on sale in June. US prices have yet to be announced.

Sadly, it's not uncommon for dealers to put high mark-ups on sought-after models that are high in demand like the popular G-Class. Of course, the new 2018 model hasn't even entered production yet, but the dealer is promising a build slot for an already commissioned example. The G-Class for sale is listed as a G500 series, which is currently the only model available in the 2018 G-Class range. It's powered by a 4.0-liter V8 gasoline engine developing 416 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque that's paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. While it looks similar to the old model retaining the SUV's signature boxy shape, it represents the first major redesign in the model's history.

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It combines premium luxury features with the rugged off-road prowess the G-Class is renowned for, featuring an opulent interior inspired by the S-Class and a ladder-type frame that makes it even more capable off-road than before. The G-Class the buyer will receive the model finished in Obsidian Black and sitting on a set of 20-inch AMG wheels. Inside, the G Wagen features brown upholstery and wood trim, along with a plethora of optional extras including the Driving Assistance Package, 360-degree camera system, ambient lighting, Burmester premium sound system, rear entertainment system and a sunroof.