G-Class on the climb

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.

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A G-Class climbs the local mountain Schöckl in Graz
A G-Class climbs the local mountain Schöckl in Graz

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.

The local mountain in Graz - 1445 metres high, up to 700 metres altitude gain
The local mountain in Graz - 1445 metres high, up to 700 metres altitude gain

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A Mercedes-Benz G-Class on the top of the Schöckl.

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