The challenging local mountain Schöckl.
Every G-Class has to conquer the Schöckl: Mercedes-Benz uses the local mountain in Graz, Austria, as a test track. It is considered one of the greatest challenges for man and technology worldwide.
Find out everything about the Schöckl as a test track for trial runs of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and discover what challenges the "Green Hell of Styria" has to offer.
The trial at Schöckl.
Test track for prototypes
The local mountain in Graz.
The 5.6-kilometre route up Graz's 1,445-metre-high local mountain contains gradients of up to 60 per cent and side slopes of up to 40 per cent. Precisely because it covers all off-road requirements, every new G-Class model series has to undergo testing on the Schöckl. Only then may the "G" go into series production.