Making-of

Sensation: Epic Cube.

A G-Class from 1979 enclosed in a real amber cube: this is how the iconic DNA of this off-road vehicle was forever secured.

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Mercedes-Benz 280 GE from 1979
Mercedes-Benz 280 GE from 1979

The Amber Cube: 90 days of casting time, almost 45 tons of resin - and only one attempt. Find out how this timeless work of art was created for a timeless vehicle. In total, the cube weighs around 52 tons.

The Amber Cube: The last journey.

From Hamburg to Detroit: Motor City and home to one of the largest auto shows in the USA. The amber cube's journey halfway around the globe. The Cube welcomed visitors to the Detroit Auto Show and in no time at all became the most photographed installation at the fair. The journey finally ended in the G-Class Experience Center in Graz, where the gigantic cube still stands today.

Mercedes-Benz 280 GE from 1979
Mercedes-Benz 280 GE from 1979

The Amber Cube: The making-of.


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Mercedes-Benz 280 GE from 1979

Iconic models

Historical models of Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Hightlights of the G-Class history.

From Pioneer to Power-G: the 40-year history of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is rich in unforgettable moments. Join us on our foray into the milestone fleet.

The development of the „G“

Developers of the G-Class with two prototypes of the vehicle in the desert.

In the desert with the prototype.

In the desert with the prototype: in 1978, two G-Class development vehicles faced their first tests. See photos of the original “G” during test drives in the Sahara and witness the birth of the legend.