97. MERCEDES G-CLASS
NEARLY 40 years on from its debut, the ‘Geländewagen’ (German for cross-country vehicle) is still going strong, and is the flagship of the Mercedes 4x4 range.
All Mercedes SUVS use a ‘G’ prefix to identify their off-road leanings, but none is likely to match the G-class in the rough. It has the off-road ability of a Land Rover Defender and the luxury of a Range Rover, while the G 63 versions pack preposterous V8 power. Price range: £92,070-£154,245 Our pick: G 350 d (£92,070) Engine: 3.0-litre V6 diesel, 245bhp Transmission: 7-spd auto, permanent 4WD Top speed: 119mph Economy: 28.5mpg CO2: 261g/km