Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz introduced a new entry-level version of the CLS in China, with a small 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and now it’s the G-Wagen’s turn to go down the same route, with a 2.0-liter four-pot.
The official retail price of the entry-level G-Class in the People’s Republic is 1,429,800 yuan, or $208,976 at the current exchange rates. By comparison, the 577 HP and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8-powered AMG G63, which does the nought to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and tops out at 149 mph (240 km/h) when fitted with the optional AMG Driver’s pack, has an MSRP of $156,450 in the United States. So, for the price of one G350 in China, one could buy the AMG G63 and a GLC over here, with the latter starting at under $52,000. Now, if you’re wondering how much the G63 AMG costs in China – which you probably are at this point, it starts from 2,228,800 yuan that comes to around $326,000 at the current exchange rates.
The G350, which will likely remain a China-only affair, features standard rear privacy glass, LED headlights, 18-inch wheels shod in 265/60 tires, MBUX infotainment system, three-zone climate control, power adjustable front seats with memory and heating functions, wood trim, ambient lighting, Burmester premium sound system and others.