A N44million white Mercedes Benz G-Wagon (2017 edition) belonging to the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, reportedly got burnt in Lagos on Tuesday. Fayose’s spokesman, Lere Olayinka, who confirmed the incident, revealed that the SUV caught fire while on motion to the airport but the governor was not in the vehicle.
He added that no casualty was recorded and the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class ($122,400) is the most expensive SUV in its class.
At the current exchange rate of $1 to N359, the SUV will cost N43, 941, 600 (Forty three million, nine hundred and forty one thousand and six hundred naira only).
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The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is more of a status symbol than an everyday SUV. It costs more than every competitor, and it isn’t particularly practical to drive anywhere but off road.
However, if you want something that’ll grab attention and impress, it doesn’t get more distinctive than the G-Class, also known as the G550.
While the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a part of the luxury large SUV class, it’s really in a category all its own.
The G-Class is not a good SUV for most people. With its jarring ride and ponderous handling, the G-Class is not suitable for daily driving or lengthy trips.
However, it’s at home on treacherous trails and in harsh weather. The G550’s twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivers smooth power, and plenty of it.
The AMG G63’s twin-turbo V8 engine will rocket you past other cars on the highway. However, that power will cost you at the pump, as the G-Class earns abysmal fuel economy estimates for the class with either engine.
The G-Class’ interior is expectedly upscale and fairly spacious, and the seats provide great visibility, but that’s where its practicality ends. If you want an SUV that looks different than anything else on the road and lets everyone know you’ve arrived, few other SUVs will accomplish that better than the G-Class.