Experience the Mercedes-Benz G-Class in spectacular style: Opening of the G-Class Experience Centre in Styria
Graz, 8 November 2019
Graz. The opening ceremony for the new G-Class Experience Centre on the former Nittner aerodrome around 15 kilometres south of Graz took place yesterday, less than a year after the ground-breaking ceremony in spring 2019. From spring 2020, customers and fans from all over the world can come here to experience the impressive on- and off-road capabilities of the G-Class (combined fuel consumption: 13.3-9.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 304-252 g/km). Here they will get the opportunity to fully test the enormous potential of the G-Glass, hone their driving skills on at times extreme terrain, and experience first-hand what the "Schöckl proved" quality stamp means. Graz's own mountain, the Schöckl, is home to the legendary test track on which the G-Class has to prove its worth during the development phase.
During the construction phase a great deal of care was taken to handle the existing conditions sensitively: the routing in the natural off-road area was adapted to the site in cooperation with experts to ensure that trees and biotopes worthy of protection remained intact.
Guests of honour at the opening ceremony included state parliament member Alexandra Pichler-Jessenko, Member of Parliament Karin Greiner, Graz district commissioner Dr Angelika Unger, city councillor Dr Günter Riegler, mayor of Feldkirchen/Graz Erich Gosch, and representatives of the construction firms, the project teams, Graz airport, and residents.
Gerhard Schramm, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz G GmbH, said: "Thanks to the close and excellent collaboration between Mercedes-Benz G GmbH, the local authorities and, of course, the construction firms, it was possible to complete this unique experience centre less than one year after the ground-breaking ceremony." Feldkirchen's mayor Erich Gosch said: "We are very proud that this one-of-a-kind centre has been created here and will mark the next chapter in the already legendary story of the cross-country vehicle."
 The stated figures are the measured "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Article 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures. A higher figure may apply as the basis for calculating the motor vehicle tax. More information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the publication “Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” ["Guidelines concerning the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new passenger cars"], available free of charge at all retailers and from the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (www.dat.de).
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