Mercedes-Benz G-Class Launch - Graz, Austria

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MERCEDES-BENZ G-CLASS LAUNCH

Graz, Austria


When you walk into the the Mercedes Benz G-class Experience center in Graz, Austria. The first thing that strikes you is not the Germanic clean lines.  Nor is it or the perfectly chilled air .  No, the first thing that strikes you is a vast block of Amber big enough to swallow a medium sized T-Rex.  But, in this particular block of Amber, is a 1979 Mercedes Benz G-Class.

I was working with Mercedes-Benz on their launch of the latest model of the G-Class.  Invited along to Graz, to experience this new model and given the opportunity to put it through its paces. Graz, Austria is the home of the G-Class.  Manufactured here since the 1970s.  Hand built, they only make between 4,000 to 6,000 units per year.  Making this a rare and very desirable car.

I had the opportunity to drive the new model G-Class both on the road and off.  On the road, as you would expect, is a refined thrilling experience.  Taking one off the road yet, is where the car comes alive.  I found myself shocked and stunned by the cars ability to drive in circumstances beyond comprehension.  It was a joy to plough through muddy waters and climb precarious gradients.

It was an experience I will never forget.

Rahul Patel Collection Jewellery Mercedes Benz G Class G63 Launch Graz Austria Car
Rahul Patel Collection 925 Sterling Silver Jewellery Mercedes Benz GClass G63 Graz Austria Alpha Industries Dr Martens Tag Heuer

Rahul Patel Collection 925 Sterling Silver Jewellery Mercedes Benz GClass G63 Graz Austria Alpha Industries Dr Martens Tag Heuer
Rahul Patel Collection 925 Sterling Silver Jewellery Mercedes Benz GClass G63 Graz Austria Alpha Industries Dr Martens Tag Heuer

Apparel
Jewellery: Rahul Patel Collection
Jacket: Alpha Industries CWU VF TT Black
Trousers: Alpha Industries Airman Vintage 142 Dark Olive
Boots: Dr Martens 1460 Carpathian Black
Watch: Tag Heuer Formula 1 Quartz

Location
47.0707° N, 15.4395° E  Graz, Austria.

Photographer
Tim Adler Photography, Berlin.