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How Mercedes-Benz G Wagon Became Every Celebrity’s Favorite Car

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Mercedes-Benz G Wagon for sale – What do celebrities like Travis Scott, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the pope all have in common besides their worldwide fame? It is the high-profile group sharing an affinity for the luxurious Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV, the popular “G Wagen” truck that has become a celebrity favourite over the years. But the G-Wagen’s esteemed history precedes any of these celebrities and high-profile personalities, dating back as far as the early 1900s when the vehicle was primarily used for military purposes.

It would be decades before the SUV really became a civilian car during the early ’90s. Additions like wood-trimmed interior and cruise control helped to modernise the utilitarian truck. Now, it is not only commonplace but perhaps even a mark of distinction for celebrities to flaunt the Mercedes SUV in their daily lives and on social media. Scott, for one, reportedly shelled out $1.6 million USD last month to acquire his Maybach edition but regardless of the driver or the year in question, the G Wagen’s prestige has proven that it can stand the test of time.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon has been featured in reality television shows, music videos, and celebrity Instagram feeds for years. When you see one on the road, you immediately know that it is a symbol of status, even more so than some of the other vehicles in the Mercedes-Benz lineup.

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All About The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon is out of the budget for an average consumer. The newest model has a starting price of N53.4 million and this is just for the base model. When it comes to fame and riches, showing off that you can afford a vehicle of this calibre is part of a certain image. Even more impressively, these cars are pretty expensive to maintain, so if you can afford to purchase one and drive one, it must mean you have a decent amount of money. 

The Early Years of the G Series

The Early Years of G wagon
The Early Years of G wagon

The G Series is one of Mercedes-Benz’s longest-running vehicle lines in history, and it did not even start as a celebrity favourite. It was designed to be a rugged option, comparable to other SUVs like Jeep, that could not only handle different terrains and climates but dominate the competition at doing so. For this reason, it was an obvious contender for a military vehicle

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The G Wagon has been featured by many celebrities and other famous figures. It is not so clear if one celebrity or icon really started the trend, but what is clear is that the G-Wagon is the car of the rich and famous, and no matter what started the trend, we have continued to see it that way. 

With other amazing brands such as the Aston Martin DBX and Lamborghini Urus, it is a mystery as to how long the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon will remain the reigning champ of status symbols, but it is clear that this vehicle is more than a family car. While it lacks the luxuries and comfort you would expect from a vehicle that costs so much and has such a large online presence, the G-Wagon continues to be a favourite among celebrities and rappers

Nigerian Celebrities That Have Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

  1. RUNTOWN: Apart from the Lamborghini which we are not sure if he owns, Runtown took delivery of a G-Wagon to celebrate his birthday in 2017.
  2. DAVIDO: Davido, OBO, recently took delivery of a Bentley Bentyaga said to be worth N94 million. This is not the first luxury vehicle he has acquired. He also bought his G-Wagon in 2014. 
  3. OLAMIDE: This is another musician who bought his G-Wagon in 2014. He regularly shares photos and videos of himself in his SUV.
  4. TIMAYA: Nigeria’s dancehall king bought his own G-Wagon in 2012. He bought this SUV to celebrate his birthday.
  5. KCEE: He is another musician who got a G-Wagon as a birthday gift. Kcee was given to him by his younger brother E-Money, the CEO of Five Star music.
  6. M.I ABAGA: This celebrity took to Instagram in 2015 to show off a G-Wagon he bought allegedly in celebration of him getting 100,000 followers on Instagram.
  7. WIZKID: It is unclear when Starboy purchased his own G-Wagon but what we know is that he owns one. Recently, he was seen giving British/Nigerian musician Skepta a ride in it.
  8. REGINA DANIELS: The Nollywood actress is the latest celebrity to acquire a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, she actually bought a Brabus which is said to be worth N54 million making it her third exquisite whip in three months.
  9. DENCIA: The second woman on this list. She drives a pink G-Wagon that still attracts attention whenever it is spotted. Apart from the and Regina Daniels, it is not really known yet if there are other female G-Wagon owners.
  10. ZORO: Of all the musicians on this list, Zoro surprised many when it became known that he drives a G-Wagon. Mainly because he is still a rising musician. He took delivery of his in 2017.
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