Blog: 250,000km off-road in a Benz G-Class
Glenn Brooks | 14 October 2014
Otto visited 215 countries in all
A German couple have just handed over Otto, their trusty 300 GD, to the Mercedes-Benz museum. What makes Otto so special? Read this and find out.
With manufacturers increasingly trying to find ways to leverage the heritage of certain cars - Range Rover & Discovery, Fiat 500, (Citroen) DS come to mind - to create new model 'families', Daimler now seems to realise the power of the Gelandewagen's history. The model is now 35 years old, was rebranded as the G-Class a while ago and is to be reinvented as a second generation series later in the decade. That's also the reason why the GLA-Class is so named, and why there wil be GLB, GLC (GLK replacement) GLE and GLS models launched in the future.
I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....